Claudio Caluori on Building Pump Tracks in Israel + Upcoming Projects (Ep.68)

On Blister's Bikes & Big Ideas Podcast, We talk with Claudio Caluori after he’d just returned from Israel. The conflict between Israel and Palestine had escalated while Claudio was there, and we wanted to learn more about the work he was doing in Israel; why he stayed to finish the project; and what he learned while being on the ground there. We also discuss a really exciting project that Claudio breaks the news about during this conversation.

We talk with Claudio Caluori after he’d just returned from Israel. The conflict between Israel and Palestine had escalated while Claudio was there, and we wanted to learn more about the work he was doing in Israel; why he stayed to finish the project; and what he learned while being on the ground there. We also discuss a really exciting project that Claudio breaks the news about during this conversation.

Our New Blister Mountain Bike Buyer’s Guide (Ep.66)

Blister Mountain Bike Buyer's Guide

We just released our first-ever MTB Buyer’s Guide. You can find it for free on our website, and here, you can listen to David Golay, Kristin Sinnott, and Jonathan Ellsworth talk about why this isn’t your typical buyer’s guide; how long its been in the works; and why we thought that something like it was really needed by everyone from brand-new to expert riders.

Vero Sandler on REAL MTB, Digging, Dance Moves, & Getting Slidey (Ep.65)

Vero Sandler just competed in the first ever REAL MTB event, so on Blister's Bikes & Big Ideas Podcast, we caught up with this Kiwi with the French name who lives in Wales to talk about the experience and get her thoughts on being the first (and only) female in the comp; the importance of checking your junk (???); the art of “getting slidey”; her current big idea; and more. This is a super fun conversation with another pioneer in freeride, so enjoy!

Vero Sandler just competed in the first ever REAL MTB event, so we caught up with this Kiwi with the French name (Veronique) who lives in Wales to talk about the experience and get her thoughts on being the first (and only) female in the comp; the importance of checking your junk (???); the art of “getting slidey”; her current big idea; and more.

Mojo Suspension & Geometron Bikes founder, Chris Porter (Ep.64)

Blister Outdoor Gear review Crested Butte

Chris Porter has long been known as one of the earliest and most vocal proponents of the longer/lower/slacker trends in mountain bike geometry, and his Geometron bikes have pushed the envelope further than just about anything else out there. Chris has opinions on a whole lot more than just bike geometry, though, and in our recent conversation we got his takes on wheel sizes, eBikes, suspension tuning, Vladimir Putin(?), and a whole lot more.

Catching Up with Carson Storch (Ep.63)

Carson Storch goes on Blister's Bikes & Big Ideas podcast to discuss how he got into mountain biking, the bike scene in Bend, Oregon, competing in Red Bull Rampage and Crankworx, his Quarterpoint film, and more

Carson Storch is one of the most talented freeriders in the world, but his intense passion for mountain biking might actually be the most notable thing about him. We caught up with Carson about how his recovery is going from a recent injury — and how he approaches rehab in general; his background and ascendance in slopestyle and freeride mountain biking; his plans for 2021; and more.

Kera Linn is Coming Up Fast (Ep.58)

Kera Linn goes on Blister's Bikes & Big Ideas podcast to discuss her mountain biking career, signing with Cannondale, and more

We talk to Kera Linn about her rather meteoric rise in the mountain biking world — from her first time on a mountain bike, to her recent signing with Cannondale. We also talk about her equally interesting backstory (which includes playing all of the sports and going to all of the colleges) in this really fun conversation.

Endura’s Brand Director, Pam Barclay, on Going Carbon Negative (not Neutral) (Ep.55)

Endura’s Brand Director, Pam Barclay, goes on Blister's Bikes & Big Ideas podcast to discuss Going Carbon Negative (not Neutral), Endura's various sustainability initiatives, and more

We spoke with Pam Barclay about Endura’s pledge to plant one million trees every year for the next 10 years to cancel out all of the emissions produced over the entire history of the company; how Endura is working to offset their transportation and shipping emissions; what we all can do to mitigate the carbon footprint of the apparel we use, and much more.