Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 5 - Duncan Riffle 16

Former American DH racer turned SRAM PR Coordinator, Duncan Riffle shares his story and passion for all things mountain biking.

Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast - Episode 5 - Duncan Riffle


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Welcome mountain bikers to Vital MTB's The Inside Line Podcast Back in early December of 2016, I met with Duncan Riffle. I've known Duncan for years and had shot photos with him when he was a pro downhill racer, competing on the World Cup circuit in the early and mid 2000's. Since then he's become a staple of SRAM's marketing department. What's funny is that I think of him as Duncan Riffle the American downhiller...the guy who won a Mt. Snow Vermont NORBA National in the rain. But he explained to me that most of his interaction today is with people who only know him as a SRAM guy.

We go into his storied downhill career and how he successfully transitioned into an industry position - a transition that most ex-racers don't seem to make very well. if you've seen his Instagram posts, you know he has a TON of ink and he posts some heavy pieces of writing. We get into that a bit too.

Duncan is a focused, driven personality of our sport and I hope you enjoy learning about his dedication to racing and riding bikes as much as I did.

4 Photos provided by Duncan Riffle

Below are some photos I shot of Duncan over the years as they pertain to the interview.

*The Chumba Kid* in 2004 on the $15,000 prototype FOX 40 at Snowshoe, West Virginia.

Duncan Riffle, Mt. Snow NORBA National, 2005, the year he won.

​​​​​March 2007, Santa Barbara shoot

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