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Just Ride Bikes

David Arthur

Just Ride Bikes wants to help people ride better bikes by reviewing the best and most interesting bikes, as well as exploring hot topics in the world of cycling

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Why is gravel so popular?
Today
Why is gravel so popular?
Gravel racing has become hugely popular in the last few years and it all started in the US. To find out more about the US gravel scene, how it compares to the rest of the world and find out if the racing is getting too serious and whether the future is bright for the sport, I chatted with Ben Delaney, a Colorado-based cycling journalist with over 20 years experience and a regular at gravel events across the US
Why is gravel so popular?
Today
Why is gravel so popular?
Gravel racing has become hugely popular in the last few years and it all started in the US. To find out more about the US gravel scene, how it compares to the rest of the world and find out if the racing is getting too serious and whether the future is bright for the sport, I chatted with Ben Delaney, a Colorado-based cycling journalist with over 20 years experience and a regular at gravel events across the US
Making sustainable cycle clothing with Isadore
May 16 2022
Making sustainable cycle clothing with Isadore
Isadore is a clothing brand started by ex-professional cyclists Martin and Peter Velits with the aim and mission to be as sustainable and environmentally friendly as possible. In this episode we find out where it started, how it's going and where the future lies for the clothing company.
How To Get Better At Climbing with Strava KOM King Phil Gaimon
Apr 19 2022
How To Get Better At Climbing with Strava KOM King Phil Gaimon
Phil Gaimon spent 10 years racing as a professional cyclist before embarking on his self-titled worst retirement ever which has seen him become famous for being arguably the most prolific Strava KOM hunter in the world.    He also runs a popular YouTube channel sharing his love for climbing as well as the adventures he is now enjoying on two wheels away from the pressure of competing at the highest level. All that and he’s organizing a gran fondo and has joined the brand new multi-discipline Jukebox Cycling team.    In this podcast we talk about his love for climbing, what it takes to get better at climbing and how you go about bagging a Strava KOM, his experience of chasing the professional cyclist dream and his transition to a popular YouTuber. And of course we discussed his famous love for cookies.
Marginal Gains with Josh Poertner
Mar 31 2022
Marginal Gains with Josh Poertner
Marginal Gains has become a popular saying in the cycling world over the last decade and one person who lives and breathes by this mantra is Josh Poertner.  Now the owner of Silca with an ever-expanding range of products centered around the idea of marginal gains, and backed by experience working with Zipp and also a go-to consultant for many world tour cycling teams, he knows a thing or two about getting the most performance out of bikes and cycling In this video, we talk about marginal gains as it applies to professional cyclists but also what impact it has on us regular cyclists. He also shares some marginal gains that are free and gazes into his crystal ball for what the next bike technical breakthroughs might be, from advanced disc brakes to the Driven concept.
How the 2022 Cannondale Synapse was developed with David Devine
Jan 18 2022
How the 2022 Cannondale Synapse was developed with David Devine
With the launch of the brand new Cannondale Synapse comes an all-new endurance bike with the integration of lights and radar which the US company is calling Smart Sense. To get into the design and development of the new bike and tech I chatted to Senior Product Director David Devine to find out the full story of how it came about.
2022 Pro Bike and Equipment Changes - Who’s Riding What This Year
Jan 6 2022
2022 Pro Bike and Equipment Changes - Who’s Riding What This Year
After an off-season of musical chairs, the dust has settled and we have some fairly big bike, equipment, and clothing sponsor changes. I'm joined by Matt to dissect some of the biggest changes to make sure you know who is riding what at the first race of the season.
Riding the Rapha Festive 500 plus lots more winter fitness tips with Dan Guest
Dec 17 2021
Riding the Rapha Festive 500 plus lots more winter fitness tips with Dan Guest
Should you ride the Rapha Festive 500 this winter? Indoor vs outdoor riding. Training with power meter, heart rate or feel pros and cons. How heart rate variability could be the key to successful training. How to improve your winter riding luck with smart choices from roads, clothing and bike setup. Can e-bikes really make you fitter? Plus how many mince pies is it okay to eat? Professional cycling coach Dan Guest shares his insights on how to make the right choices this Christmas.
How to best ride through winter off season and enjoy it!
Dec 1 2021
How to best ride through winter off season and enjoy it!
How to best plan for your winter off season. Winter is a tough time of year to ride your bike if you want to retain the fitness you’ve built up over the summer, or want to get fitter for next year. To help us all tackle the winter months I'm joined by professional cycling coach Dan Guest to talk about the best way to approach and tackle the winter starting with the importance of an off season and what that actually means. We also discuss the pros and cons of long rides versus short intensity rides, hitting the gym, running, weight training and how to keep the pounds off and many more important topics
Steel is Real - Fairlight Cycles Dom Thomas chat
Nov 18 2021
Steel is Real - Fairlight Cycles Dom Thomas chat
Steel is real is a saying that persists in the cycling world but what does it actually mean? To get under the skin of steel, its endearing popularity, the latest developments and where it might be going, I chatted with Fairlight Cycles designer Dom Thomas. We talked about his background of steel frame development, the latest developments that are pushing the Fairlight Cycles frames to the pinnacle of the steel frame world, and why he's so passionate about the use of steel
Designing gravel bikes with Vielo‘s new V+1
Oct 29 2021
Designing gravel bikes with Vielo‘s new V+1
British bike brand Vielo first launched its V+1 all-road/gravel bike back in 2018 and on the launch of the second-generation model in 2021, I sat down with company founder Ian Hughes to find out what has changed with this new bike, and the improvements they've sought to offer over the original. We also chatted about the growing popularity of gravel bikes as more people make the switch from road bikes, why 1x gearing is here to stay, why the bikes look the way they do with bold colours and lack of traditional branding, and look to the future of gravel bikes. So grab a cup of tea and enjoy
Developing Shimano‘s new groupsets - Dura-Ace R9200 // Ultegra R8100
Aug 31 2021
Developing Shimano‘s new groupsets - Dura-Ace R9200 // Ultegra R8100
How on earth do you develop a road bike groupset? On the day that Shimano launches brand new Dura-Ace Di2 R9200 and Ultegra Di2 R8100, I sat down with Shimano's product manager Tim Gerrits to go under the skin of what's involved in bringing a new groupset to market and how improvements are found and developed.
Starting a Bicycle Company - How Hard Can it Be?
May 12 2021
Starting a Bicycle Company - How Hard Can it Be?
Have you ever dreamed of starting your own bicycle company? I have, but I've never taken the plunge. Someone that has taken the plunge and made a success of it is Neil Webb, founder of Bowman Cycles, a London-based bike brand. In this podcast, he offers a unique insight into what is involved in starting a company, from the idea to designing and selling his first bike. He also expands on the risks and rewards, the highs and lows that come with starting a bicycle company.