Unpaved Podcast

The adventure cycling and bikepacking podcast. Join us as we travel the length and breadth of the UK, seeking out the very best off road riding in the wild and wonderful British Isles. We’re seeking out the riders, route masters, gear designers and creatives that help us get the most out of leaving the tarmac behind. Our introductory series explores the fundamental concepts of what it means to ride off road; exploring cycling history, how new communities are being born all over the country and how attitudes are changing more than they have done in decades. We want to show you what happens when we take this kind of riding to the extremes and how the cycling industry is responding to the surging all-terrain appetite. This is not a studio podcast. We’ll be joining our guests as they showcase the very best of their local dirt, come snow, rain or shine (literally, it’s winter you know). With each episode we’ll be providing you with the route and highlights on our Unpaved komoot account so you can go and enjoy the locals’ best off road trails all over the UK too.



episode 4: Designing for adventure: How framebuilders are changing bikes for rougher roads

What trends are we seeing in bike design? Can one-bike-to-do-it-all really work? Is there a sweet-spot for tyre width? What is the future of off road bicycle design?

Chatting to Tom and Jack from the Bicycle Academy and framebuilder alumni Adeline O'Moreau, we discussed the change in bike design and builds over the last few decades, and how rider demands and trends are changing the way we build and ride bikes.

Check out more from our guests:

The Bicycle Academy https://www.instagram.com/thebicycleacademy/

Tom Sturdy https://www.instagram.com/sturdycycles/

Jack Watney https://www.instagram.com/luftcycles/

Adeline O'Moreau https://www.instagram.com/m_rcredi/

Why not have a go at the route from this episode from Frome, Somerset, taking in Longleat Estate to Shearwater Lake trails. You can find it on our komoot account here:

Thanks to our podcast sponsor, komoot, we can offer new users a free map region bundle! To claim your free region bundle as a new user of komoot, head over to https://www.komoot.com/account/gift/?code=UNPAVED .

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Cover art thanks to Hannah from Yoke Creative and Tim Wilkey (design)

Music by Vegyn - https://plzmakeitruins.bandcamp.com/


 2020-03-30  1h34m