Gary Fisher – Bringing Mountain Bikes to the Masses

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast show

Summary: <br> Gary Fisher is one of mountain biking’s founding fathers and was very much responsible for bringing mountain biking to the masses. Gary grew up with cycling in his veins, and this passion took him on a crazy path through road racing, free love, LSD, and popularising the mountain bike around the world. We sat down for a wide ranging chat to find out more about Gary’s story. We discuss the early days, the growth of our sport, bringing 29ers to production, his dress sense, Gary’s thoughts on the future and much more. So hit play below and listen to this episode with Gary Fisher.<br> <br> <br> <br> You can find Gary on Instagram <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@gary_fisher</a> and on Twitter <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">@gary_fisher</a>.<br> <br> <br> <br> Gary’s book is available via the Trek website <a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer noopener">here</a>.<br> <br> <br> <br> Supporting Partners<br> <br> <br> <br> We Are One Composites<br> <br> <br> <br> This episode is supported by <a href="">We Are One Composites</a>. We Are One have been big supporters of what I’m doing from the start, and for that I’m really grateful. They also make amazing carbon fibre wheels which are hand made in Canada, and have recently added their DaPackage bar and stem to their line up. I’m running their Faction 29er rims on my bike, and they look and feel amazing. They’ve managed to find the sweet spot between stiffness and compliance, making a wheel that tracks, but doesn’t feel harsh to ride.<br> <br> <br> <br> They’ve got a whole line up of wheels, so there is always something to suit your needs. Head to <a href=""></a> and check out what they have to offer. If you’re tempted, then as a Downtime listener, they are offering you 15% off during January. All you need to do is enter the code ‘2021herewego‘ at the checkout.<br> <br> <br> <br> Podcast Stuff<br> <br> <br> <br> If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that’s using renewable energy. So check it out now over at <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="" target="_blank"></a>. The new t-shirts are super soft and a lovely fit, so treat yourself and help the podcast at the same time. We’ve got sweatshirts and hoodies too!<br> <br> <br> <br> For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="" target="_blank"></a>.<br> <br> <br> <br> Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don’t forget to subscribe. It’s free and means you’ll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it’s available. You’ll find all the links you need at <a href=""></a>. You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you’re there, why not join our newsletter, to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday, full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more.<br> <br> <br> <br> If you want to share tips and advice with other podcast listeners on anything mountain bike related, you can join our Facebook group, head to <a href="https://www.facebook."></a>