The Art and Science of Testing Bikes – Guy Kesteven

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Guy Kesteven is one of the most experienced mountain bike testers in the industry. Having tested literally thousands of bikes over nearly 25 years, there aren’t many people who know more about bikes and kit than Guy does. We sat down to chat about Guy’s journey into the sport, his career so far, how testing works, and where things are heading. Guy has seen a huge amount of change over his career. From bikes that barely worked, to the amazing machines we have today. From the world where print media ruled the day, to the days of the internet, social media and YouTube. Guy is a great character and we cover all sorts in this wide ranging conversation. So sit back, hit play and give this episode with Guy Kesteven a listen.

You can find Guy on bikeperfect.com, cyclingnews.com, GuyKesTV and Instagram @guykestv.

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