The Marginal Gains Podcast, presented by Silca is the show that makes a big deal about the little things, and how those little things...can be a big deal. Josh Poertner of Silca, along with Hottie and Fatty, talks about all aspects of cycling — design, manufacturing, marketing, riding, racing, management and most likely every from a thoughtful perspective. It's a podcast for the thinking cyclist.
Models & Modeling
If you've ever wondered, "How does Josh's mind work?" this is the episode for you. We talk about what models are, why they matter, the model Josh uses for building mental models, and — in addition to a wide-ranging conversation — how it all applies to cycling.
George Mallory & Everesting
Josh chats with with Everesting Pioneer George Mallory — grandson of THE climbing icon. And while George has also summited Mt Everest on bikes, he's got more stories to tell about his climbing on bikes...especially his multiple attempts at Everesting by bike.
Ask Josh Anything #16
We may be at the point where it's time to admit we have a chain & lube obsession, but we're not even going to try to pull back from it. In this Ask Josh Anything episode, we talk about half a dozen chain/lube topics...and that's not even all. We also ask Josh about:
- Ineos' Giro TT marginal gains
- whether frame damping is a thing
- Wrinkled clothing and marginal gains
- Where to spend your money to get the most gains for your bucks
Adam Kerin - Zero Friction Cycling
This interview with Adam Kerin serves as the perfect follow up to our previous episode on chains and lubrication. Adam's Zero Friction cycling is hyper-focused on this key piece of drive train and the ways to make it more efficient and last longer. ZFC is the sole, independent voice of chain and lube testing and a marginal gainer at heart. Josh and Adam go deep on how proper chain care can repay the rider in so many ways.
Lubes & Chains & Marginal Gains
If you were to rank the hardest working parts on a bicycle, you’d be hard-pressed to find a component that goes through more than the chain. And keeping that chain working well has become a real obsession for Marginal Gainers. So this episode, we dig into chains, lubes, and who should be using what.
Pete Stetina Uses Marginal Gains to Set a White Rim FKT
2020 has been a rough year for traditional racing, but has brought a surge in interest in Everests and Fastest Known Time (FKT) efforts on well-known courses. And for these solo, pride-of-place FKT attempts, Marginal Gains matter. In this episode, WorldTour-Pro-Roadie-Turned-Gravel-Privateer Pete Stetina nerds out with us about his preparation for — and execution of — an FKT around the choppy, sandy, rocky, windy White Rim: a perfect century loop in Canyonlands, Utah.
Customer ReviewsSee All
This is such a great show. I would call it mind f..k.
I was expecting a show about a few cycling hacks... A show I was expecting to cancel after a few episodes. This is beyond everything. It’s like combining a few sci-fi movies, MIT researches, engineering lessons with experiences from the real world and by the way it’s about bikes. Honestly I would listen to it even if it was about marginal gains in nail polishing. Top show.