The Engineer You Haven’t Heard Of Yet – Erick Auger From Faction Bike Studio


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You probably haven't heard of Erick Auger, but you definitely should. Erick has been into mountain bikes since the very beginning and now runs Faction Bike Studio, a consultancy which supports the bike industry in designing and making the awesome bikes that we all love to ride. So Erick knows a thing or two about bikes. We sat down to find out about Erik’s background, and then pick his brains on some of the biggest topics in mountain biking design right now. So we chat about geometry, mullet bikes, high pivot bikes, adjustability, eBikes and more. We also discuss what he believes the future holds for the sport. Erick has lived and breathed mountain bikes for his entire career, and it was great to chat with someone who is as into the details as Erick. So hit play above and find out more about Erick and Faction Bike Studio. To find out more about Faction, you can head to You can also check them out on Instagram @factionbikestudio and Facebook @factionbike. Supporting Partners Hunt Bike Wheels Hunt bike wheels strive to go above and beyond when serving riders, by applying forward-thinking ideas and the latest technologies to every wheelset. This is backed up with both in-house and Elite level athlete testing with riders such as Matt Stuttard, Jamie Edmonson and Becci Skelton. Their aim is simply to create the best wheels for each type of riding. Hunt bike wheels are available through your local bike shop or direct. So you can always rely on being able to speak to a person to access the parts, knowledge or servicing that you need in order to perform at the highest level day-in, day-out. So head to to check out what they have to offer. As a downtime listener, they are kindly offering a free Hunt accessory pack worth over £40 with each order until the 15th November. All you need to do is to use the code 'downtime' over at Crankbrothers This episode is supported by Crankbrothers, and for the next few episodes, I'm going to be telling you about my experience of going back to being clipped in after over 25 years, using their Mallet DH pedals. To check out their entire range, head to, and if you'd like to be in with the chance of winning a pair of Crankbrothers clip-in pedals of your choice, along with their new M20 multi-tool to install them with, just head here. There will be 3 lucky winners chosen after the competition closes on 31st October 2020. Faction Bike Studio To find out more about Faction, you can head to You can also check them out on Instagram @factionbikestudio and Facebook @factionbike. 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 The new t-shirts are super soft and a lovely fit, so treat yourself and help the podcast at the same time. We've now got sweatshirts and hoodies too! For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at 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 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 request permission to join the group and get involved!

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