MTB Ben headed out to 2019 NEMBAfest at the Kingdom Trails in Vermont to get some perspective on the event, the people involved, and the overall experience. He chatted with a variety of guests. Listen in to the discussions and be a fly on the wall at NEMBAfest. If you’re thinking about attending in the future, check out the NEMBAfest website and mark your calendars for June 26-28, 2020.
NEMBAfest 2019 #8 – Chris Kreidel – Unior Tools
Chris Kreidel joins MTB Ben to discuss Unior Tools and some of his journey to get where he is at now. Unior has been making quality tools, in house, for a long time and Chris is helping to grow their presence in the bike industry. Chris also has some great experience in the bike world through travel, working as a high level mechanic, and more.
Unior USA – https://uniorusa.com/
Unior Tools – https://uniortools.com/eng/category/940333/bike-tools
NEMBAfest 2019 #7 – Sara O’Connor – Lyndon Institute
Sara O’Connor is the Director of Admissions at the Lyndon Institute in Lyndon Center, Vermont. She joins MTB Ben to discuss their bike-related program, called Project Bike Tech. Project Bike Tech is a two-year program at Lyndon Institute where students earn industry certifications from manufacturers. It’s a good overview of a cool and unique program in the bike world.
Lyndon Institute – https://www.lyndoninstitute.org/
Lyndon Institute Project Bike Tech – https://www.lyndoninstitute.org/academics/career-technical-education/project-bike-tech
NEMBAfest 2019 #6 – Evan Kinzey – Alex Rims
Evan Kinzey of Alex Rims sits down with MTB Ben to share the Alex Rims story and chat about the NEMBAfest experience.
NEMBAfest 2019 #5 – Backyard Girls – Abby & Lily Cole
Abby & Lily Cole are twin sisters who just love to mountain bike. MTB Ben got the opportunity to sit down and get their perspective while out at NEMBAfest 2019.
Abby & Lily on Instagram – http://instagram.com/mtbtwins
Abby & Lily on YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC198zren91S6sgEJtSjeptA/videos
NEMBAfest 2019 #4 – Craig Metcalf – Kuat Racks
Craig Metcalf is an IBD Account Manager with Kuat Racks. He sits down with MTB Ben to chat about the history, the business, and his role with Kuat. In the second half of the episode, MTB Ben’s friend, Shawn, and son, Aidan, join in.
Kuat Racks – https://www.kuatracks.com/
NEMBAfest 2019 #3 – Jay Washer – FredisaTool.com
Jay Washer joins MTB Ben to chat about his product, FReD, as well as his company and history. Be sure to check out Fredisatool.com!
About FReD: FReD (Fork Retention Device) is produced using a non traditional method called 3D printing. This eliminates many of the design restrictions that come along with injection molding. It also allows us to make production changes and offer one-off versions exclusively produced in the US. It is a time-intensive process, each FReD takes approximately 12 hours to complete. We think that 3D printing is the future of end part production and is becoming more popular as technology advances. Take a look at the brief overview of the process below.
NEMBAfest 2019 #2 – Shawn LaCourse
This is the second episode from NEMBAfest 2019. MTB Ben and Aidan hang out with their friend, Shawn LaCourse. They are joined by some guests from the public. They give a lay of the land of the experience and get you started into NEMBAfest 2019.
NEMBAfest 2019 #1 – Introduction
MTB Ben and his oldest son, Aidan, sit down to chat about being at NEMBAfest. They are getting warmed up for the weekend ahead.
Thanks to Papa Wheelies for supporting this episode!