Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Dakotah Norton – What It Takes to Succeed

March 24, 2020

What does it take to go from a late start in the sport to a World Cup podium? Well Dakotah Norton knows. We sat down to find out more about him and his journey to the top. We cover his background in Motocross and BMX, how he found mountain biking, and his no compromise approach to becoming one of the best. Chatting to Dakotah really makes you realise what you can achieve if you’re focussed, and willing to put in the effort and make the sacrifices. From living in his van, to rolling burritos, he’s done whatever it takes, and it looks like it’s paying off. Hit play below and give it a listen.

You can follow Dakotah on Instagram @daknorton or check out his YouTube channel by clicking here.

This month, We Are One Composites are back to support the podcast. 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. They hooked me up with a set of Agent 29er wheels which I’ve had on my bike for nearly 2 years now, and I literally haven’t had to touch them. They have remained tight and true through 2 years of use, and are an absolute joy to ride. They track and hold a line amazingly well, but aren’t punishingly stiff like some carbon wheels I’ve tried. They’ve got a whole line up of wheels, so there is always something to suit your needs. Head to and check out what they have to offer. If you’re tempted, then as a Downtime listener they have kindly offered you 15% off until 30th April. All you need to do is enter the code ‘handlaid2020‘ at the checkout.

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