About the Show
"Just Riding Along," with Andrea, Full Face Kenny, and Pool Boy Matt is bike talk from educated and experienced bike mechanics. While it's based on mechanic talk, don't expect it to be kid-friendly, bland discussion about technical specifications. Listeners are always welcome to call in to the live show to say "hey," ask questions about their old junker, new parts, Craigslist bike deal, or just talk about beer.
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August 19, 2014
Wow. The e-bike discussion continues to heat up. In this episode, the crew discusses listener comments about last week's e-bike rant. Then they respond to listener questions about bike and component upgrading and handlebars for long gravel races.
August 12, 2014
Matt kicks in a rant about the use of e-bikes on mountain bike trails to start the show. It's a great point about the possibility of ruining access for all mountain bikers....that discussion is sure to be continued. The crew also discusses listener questions, including the bike to buy on a budget, and much more!
August 4, 2014
This episode is another list-filled show sure to inform and entertain you. The gang covers a good range of new topics - road racing, Ikon vs. Ardent Race, riding with a new rider, a little bit of World Cup and plenty more. And....let's get Matt a full suspension 29er to race soon! Have a listen. Now.
July 28, 2014
Andrea and Matt tear it up in this episode with endless answers to great listener questions. What carbon wheels? Should you run a dropper post? Where do they stand on the new Salsa Spearfish? New Wolf Tooth Components color? What about the RockShox RS-1? Should you race a shitty bike?
July 21, 2014
After a week off, Andrea, Matt, and Kenny are back with a full episode, complete with discussions about recent trips, recent rides, tech, bikes, goods, and more. Matt has a couple small rants, Kenny is his usual self, and Andrea isn't crabby like when she was cutting weight for a fight.
July 7, 2014
Matt shares stories about his recent trip to Colorado. He had the opportunity to demo some really sweet bikes, including a Borealis Echo with XX1, 29+ wheels, and a Bluto fork, as well as a Pivot Mach 6 with 27.5 wheels while he was at 92Fifty Cyclery. The crew also discusses some thoughts on being a sponsored rider.
June 24, 2014
In this episode, Andrea points out a disturbing trend she noticed at the Mulberry Gap Women's Weekend - women seem to be riding bikes that have majoy issues, while, knowlingly, their husband/boyfriends do nothing about it. Also, the debate rages on about pressfit bottom brackets and more.
June 16, 2014
In this episode of Just Riding Along, the crew discuss different and new "standards," including the new Trek Boost 148 hub and the Cannondale F-Si. Matt starts a rant, but Kenny cools him off while being devil's advocate. Andrea jumps in with a rant of her own.
June 9, 2014
Andrea's legs are swollen. Listeners gears are grinding away their 1x11 setups. Will gels actually kill you? What the hell are in those gravity riders' backpacks?
June 3, 2014
Andrea discusses her successful Dirty Kanza 200 race this past weekend. Finishing 1st in the 39year old and under and 3rd overall, helping an injured riders, and fighting through some real heat issues, she has some good stories. Listen in to hear all about the course, the experience, the people, the tires, and more.
May 27, 2014
If you want to hear discussion about J.Paks Adventure Cycling Frame Bags, Talas, chainrings, Nino Schurter's World Cup bike, the Training Mask, and more. Andrea even talks about her intentions for getting into the ring. It's good....trust us.
May 19, 2014
This is a show full of race reporting from Matt and Kenny's race this weekend at Syllamo's Revenge. You'll hear everything from little details about the trail, technique, and clearing muddy hills, to what you should know about cleaning up after a muddy race.
May 12, 2014
This show is filled with a lot of tire talk. Ardents, is bigger better, and is there a place for midsized tires for road, dirt, and trails. Plus, the usual banter and Matt's f-bombs.
May 5, 2014
Matt spends a good chunk of the episode drooling over his new Nox Composites wheels. If you think he's just kissing up to Nox, you haven't listened to the show.
April 28, 2014
Andrea discusses her winning ride at the OGRE 150 gravel grinder in Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri and then they discuss bad drivers.
April 22, 2014
After a week off, the JRA crew is back and in a feisty mood. This episode is brought to you by ProGold, margaritas, and ProGold again. Headsets, best rim ride quality, and a LOT more.
April 7, 2014
Have a bent or warped rotor? They'll give you some tips on what to do. They'll also discuss road BB7 brakes and how the 6 Hours of Warrior Creek went down for Andrea and Matt.
March 31, 2014
Welcome to another episode of Just Riding Along. This episode brought to you by ProGold, trolling the pros, and ProGold again. This is a fantastic episode if you've been considering going with a 1 x setup. The gang talks a lot about chainline, chainrings, gear ratios and a lot more.
March 24, 2014
"It has an electronic lockout like the brain on Specialized, but reverse...so when it senses bumps, it locks out..so it's rigid when you want it.."
March 18, 2014
This is a great episode filled with discussion about a lot of different topics. They start out with Spa City discussion and then launch in to a lot of listener questions. Some bashing while everyone learns a little something - race talk, tech talk, questions, and more.
March 10, 2014
Matt is liking the Knard. What do you want as a race prize? My Racing Ralph tire knobs are coming off - what is wrong with them? Did you know that you can plug a radiator with eggs? Endless Cogs calls in to explain last week's question. Capes and vests, oh my.
March 3, 2014
What do you do if your cog doesn't fit on the freehub? What to do with a pf30 bottom brackets? Did Matt change his mind on carbon wheels? Matt calls out Allen Lim. Listen in.
February 24, 2014
Listen in to hear the crew talk about the Iron Mountain Mtb Endurance Race. If you've been stuck indoors all winter, looking out at a sub-zero thermometer covered in snow, this is your chance to get excited about the summer season to come.
February 17, 2014
How much money do you think bike mechanics should make? Listen to the Just Riding Along crew discuss their thoughts about mechanic wages.
February 9, 2014
Are you a frequent Just Riding Along archive listener and wondering where in the hell the shows have been? We're playing a little catch up. Click to go to a show page with FIVE past episodes of Just Riding Along!
January 28, 2014
Have you been thinking about changing up colors on your bike? What does the crew think about anodized parts - which should you do?
Have you heard of Cornhusker lotion?
January 8, 2014
"The last two inches just hang out," Matt describes his....
A Cannondale Scalpel without a lefty? What jacket is best in the cold?
Does Matt have a chance in hell in getting Andy Schleck's old clothes?
December 16, 2013
Road tubeless, road discs recalls, and Andrea's custom ti Cysco Cycles road bike.
Here at Mountain Bike Radio HQ, we usually feel sick at the mention of road bikes, but I think we'll let it slide for this crew....but only if you listen.
December 9, 2013
What's wrong with this week's bike submission? What's the update on Andrea's new Cysco Cycles titanium road bike?
What crank length should you be using?
Please listen. We're all kind of begging you, but not.
November 27, 2013
Matt is handed most people's worst nightmare....left to fend for himself at the last minute. Listen in find out how he handled it. A new segment is getting started and a possible name could be happening. Could it be "Where Did I Go Wrong?"
November 18, 2013
What should you do during the off season? What can you learn on the Weight Weinie forum? How "gravely" is the Rouge Roubaix? What trails are worth the trip south of the Ohio River?
Plus more. Listen.
November 11, 2013
Kenny is gone so the world has gone dark. Get lights.
How was Matt's race this weekend?
November 4, 2013
Don't be a dick. That's all. Listen for the rest.
Oh, and Kenny foreshadows some future Poo Pourri discussion....yikes.
October 28, 2013
Steerer tube extensions, getting the crew to races, Yelli Screamy's, and Matt is in a surly mood...again.
What do you think about night riding? What do you think about Garmin touchscreens?
October 15, 2013
This is a great episode to listen to if you don't understand why bikes are so expensive. Do you buy a particular product on price or manufacturing location?
You know you want to listen.
October 7, 2013
Beanpole Matt seems to be a little extra surly in today's episode. Some guy has some rear end problems, and you learn probably more than you care to know about pressfit bottom brackets.
You must listen. Now.
September 23, 2013
The show starts off with a discussion of the proper length of jorts (jean shorts.... jean + shorts.... get it?) and goes from there.
Good discussion about some chinese carbon, tires, hubs, bottom brackets, and Full Face Kenny reveals that he is a little picky about bike stuff.
Listen to hear another packed show.
September 16, 2013
Matt tries to explain the difference between a "bump-bump-bump root" and a "thump-thump-thump root" as they continue to discuss the ongoing carbon wheel discussion.
The armadillo army marches on....
Plus, as usual, there is plenty more for your listening pleasure.
September 9, 2013
Ben joins the show to discuss his recent ride at the Vapor Trail 125, they discuss more carbon wheel thoughts, Matt discusses his new ride, and armadillos are attacking.
It's a little longer episode, but filled with a lot of good discussion.
September 2, 2013
You've come to the right place to get your armadillos talk! Could your current package be too stiff? What's with race tshirts?
August 26, 2013
Kenny schools everyone in his knowledge of lights for night riding and armadillos.
Matt is set on getting through 20+ questions and Andrea tries to hold it all together the best she can.
August 12, 2013
Andrea, Matt, and Ben check in from Breckenridge after the second day of the Breck Epic.
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November 19, 2012 - December 10, 2012. Including the following episodes:
October 29, 2012 - November 12, 2012. Including the following episodes: