Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Nina Hoffmann – The Road to the Podium

May 26, 2020

How do you go from your first mountain bike race in 2015 to standing on World Cup podiums in 2019? Well, Nina Hoffmann is the right person to ask. After a late start in Mountain Bike racing, Nina has already stood on the World Cup podium numerous times, and won qualifying at one of the toughest tracks on the circuit, making her on of the top riders to watch in 2020. We sat down to chat about her background in javelin and what was needed to convert her fitness for mountain biking. We cover her race career so far and talk about her quick rise to the podium. As Nina is studying psychology, she also provides some interesting insights into ways to improve that side of your racing game, so hit play below and give it a listen.

You can find Nina on Instagram @nina.hfm96

This episode of the podcast is supported by PNW Components. I’ve been using a PNW dropper post and their fabulous Loam Lever remote for a year and they have been absolutely faultless, which makes them the only dropper set up I’ve ever had that hasn’t caused me any issues at all in that time period! They have recently launched their new Rainier dropper which has lots of adjustability and a shorter overall length, allowing you to maximise your drop. Check out what they have to offer at and for you lucky Downtime listeners you get 15% off during May using the code ‘pnwdowntime‘ at the checkout. You can also checkout PNW’s new recycling program here.

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