Matt Walker – Enjoying Every Little Bit

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Today I’m joined by Pivot Factory rider, Matt Walker. Matt had an awesome 2019 season taking 8th overall in the Enduro World Series and scoring an impressive 11th place at downhill World Champs in Mont-Sainte-Anne. As you’ll find out, Matt has a great approach to riding and racing, and it seems to have worked well for him. He was one of the original Vanzacs travelling Europe on the cheap, racing world cups along the way, and getting plenty of media attention for their ability to get results and have a lot of fun at the same time. From living the simple van life, Matt has gone on to ride for a number of pro teams before joining Pivot in 2019, where he seems to be very much at home. We caught up while Matt was recovering from knee surgery, to find out about his career so far, and his hopes for the future. So hit play above and give this episode with Matt Walker a listen. You can follow Matt on Instagram @mattjwalker. Supporting Partners We Are One Composites This episode is supported by We Are One Composites. 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. They’ve got a whole line up of wheels, so there is always something to suit your needs. Head to weareonecomposites.com and check out what they have to offer. If you’re tempted, then as a Downtime listener they have kindly offered you 15% off during September. All you need to do is enter the code ‘giver15off‘ at the checkout. Podcast Stuff My webstore is BACK! It's brand new, with new designs, lower prices and faster shipping. 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 downtimepodcast.com/shop. The new t-shirts are super soft and a lovely fit, so treat yourself and help the podcast at the same time. For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at youtube.com/downtimemountainbikepodcast. 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. All the links you need are at downtimepodcast.com/subscribe. 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. It's full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. 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 www.facebook.com/groups/mtbperformance/ request permission to join the group and get involved! Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.com/episodes Photo - Boris Beyer

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