MOVING THE NEEDLE : The Andrew Neethling Podcast
#62. Clemens ”C Dog ” Kaudela: Pushing the limits of Freeride MTB

#62. Clemens ”C Dog ” Kaudela: Pushing the limits of Freeride MTB

May 10, 2022

Clemens Kaudela known as C dog is becoming one of the biggest names in freeride mountain biking.  The humble Austrian started out as a DJ and slopestyle rider but has moved onto the big bike. He is one of the top riders at events like Darkfest and Audi Nines. These events push what is possible on a MTB.  C dog is also one of the best MTB builders at the moment putting his name to trails and events like Darkfest. 

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#61. Brendan Fairclough: The original ”FREE RACER” is back on the show.

#61. Brendan Fairclough: The original ”FREE RACER” is back on the show.

April 26, 2022

Brendan Fairclough is back for the 2nd time on the show! We sit down for an off-the-cuff-style show. Brendan has excelled from a very young age and carved his own unique path in the Cycling Industry. It didn’t come by sheer luck though. The hard-working Free Racer shares some very valuable insights from his journey to the top.  @brendog1 achieved 2 World Cup Podiums as a Junior. His career took a slight detour after a knee injury in 2011. He has now become known for way more than just racing. He has a movie on NETFLIX named DEATHGRIP and managed a 4th Place at Rampage.  Check out his Youtube Channel

#60. Troy Brosnan: Most consistent downhill MTB racer of this generation?

#60. Troy Brosnan: Most consistent downhill MTB racer of this generation?

April 12, 2022

The Australian Troy Brosnan was a junior phenom and has continued his rise to the top of the downhill world stage.  He has 3 World Cup wins to his name and even more impressive some say is the fact that Troy finished in the top 3 overall too many times for anyone to remember.  He opens up and shares some great stories about when he was teammates with Sam Hill and Brendan Fairclough, strategies for his consistency, and much more. 

 

 

#59. Lourdes World Cup Downhill Review Show by Crankbrothers

#59. Lourdes World Cup Downhill Review Show by Crankbrothers

March 29, 2022

2022 World Cup Downhill racing is here and Sven Martin is my co-host for this episode of Bench Racing.  WHAT A RACE !! We break down the first round held in Lourdes, France. Get all the insights and behind-the-scenes chat from the race. We will cover the season and bring you review episodes of each race throughout the year. 

This podcast series is brought to you by Crankbrothers.  Crankbrothers is synonymous with the DH racing circuit, and last year celebrated 11 years in a row of Elite World Champs wins with the Mallet DH pedal! Determined to improve the shoe and pedal interface for riders, Crankbrothers spent the last two years developing their own range of shoes, launching late last year, and in 2021 we’ll see those shoes in use on the World Cup DH circuit with riders like Luca Shaw, Bernard Kerr, Angel Suarez, and former World Champs Oisin O’Callaghan and Camille Balanche, as well as many more. 

 

 

#58. 2022 World Cup Downhill Preview Show by Crankbrothers

#58. 2022 World Cup Downhill Preview Show by Crankbrothers

March 21, 2022

2022 World Cup Downhill racing is here and Sven Martin and Alan Milway are my co-hosts for this episode of Bench Racing.  We will cover the season and bring you review episodes of each race throughout the year.  We break down the upcoming 2022 season with a preview show and the riders to watch for 2022 with racing kicking off at Lourdes, France on 27th March 2022. 

This podcast series is brought to you by Crankbrothers.  Crankbrothers is synonymous with the DH racing circuit, and last year celebrated 11 years in a row of Elite World Champs wins with the Mallet DH pedal! Determined to improve the shoe and pedal interface for riders, Crankbrothers spent the last two years developing their own range of shoes, launching late last year, and in 2021 we’ll see those shoes in use on the World Cup DH circuit with riders like Luca Shaw, Bernard Kerr, Angel Suarez, and former World Champs Oisin O’Callaghan and Camille Balanche, as well as many more. 

 

 

#57. Jared Graves: Worlds best all around bike racer of our time !

#57. Jared Graves: Worlds best all around bike racer of our time !

March 15, 2022

Jared Graves is easily the most all-around Mountain Biker of our generation. He has won the World Championships in 4X and Enduro.  He has also achieved a medal at the Downhill World Championships. He switched his efforts to BMX and represented Australia in BMX at the Olympics. Oh and to add to that he has some national titles in XC MTB. There is not much this man has not done. He also recovered from Brain Cancer late in his career. He is an inspiration. 

Here is an article if you think we missed something. This topic has been picked apart ad nauseam and I wanted to celebrate Jared's incredible career as he retires in this chat. 

 

 

 

#56. Remy Metailler: Crazy bike park edit to full time professional MTB rider.

#56. Remy Metailler: Crazy bike park edit to full time professional MTB rider.

March 1, 2022

The name Remy Metailler is now a well-known name in the bike industry.  He burst onto the scene with his wild Whistler Bike Park edits. Remy has carved his own niche in the mountain bike world now focusing his efforts on YOUTUBE.  Remy took what he learned in business school and applies it to the industry.  His early bike park edit can be found HERE  . Find his YT Channel HERE.    He shares some great insights about his career, attitude to learning and progression, and the business side of sponsorship. 

#55. World of MTB: Listener Q’s , How to get faster quickly plus random good times

#55. World of MTB: Listener Q’s , How to get faster quickly plus random good times

February 15, 2022

With over 50 years of racing experience, Andrew Neethling and Myles Kelsey of Bike Network take you on a journey into their MTB World.  We answer some listener questions, take a deep dive into getting you the rider faster on an MTB, plus some random MTB-related topics. This show is made for the listener so keep sending those questions in and let us know where to go with this show!! 

#54. Andrew Neethling:  HKT/The Ride Companion Episode

#54. Andrew Neethling: HKT/The Ride Companion Episode

February 1, 2022

Davi at The Ride Companion ( Formerly the HKT Podcast ) was a huge huge help by pushing me to start my own podcast. This is a re broadcast of an episode where he had me on his show.  I thought it would help you listeners get to know me a bit more and we talk about all sorts in the industry including racing, the lack of support for mental health and loads more. 

#53. Matti Lehikoinen: The real world of World Cup Downhill

#53. Matti Lehikoinen: The real world of World Cup Downhill

January 11, 2022

Matti Lehikoinen is a real-life badass.  Winner of 2 World Cup downhills and the most successful dh rider out of Finland, Matti has seen and experienced it all in the sport.  The good, the bad, and really ugly.  We dive into his life story, winning, his ego, and how it affected him, riding for the iconic factory Honda DH racing team, crashes, and more crashes that eventually ended his career.   Matti is a great friend of mine and I appreciate him opening up and not holding back.  Follow Matti HERE

 

 

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