100 episodes

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, talk about all aspects of cycling — design, manufacturing, marketing, riding, racing, management and more, all from a thoughtful perspective. It's a podcast for the thinking cyclist.

Marginal Gains Cycling Podcast, Presented by Silca SILCA

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    • 4.9 • 257 Ratings

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, talk about all aspects of cycling — design, manufacturing, marketing, riding, racing, management and more, all from a thoughtful perspective. It's a podcast for the thinking cyclist.

    Time's Tony Karklins and Josh Talk Bike Shops and Carbon Manufacturing

    Time's Tony Karklins and Josh Talk Bike Shops and Carbon Manufacturing

    Tony Karklins is the founder of Allied Cycle, is currently the founder of Time, and has deep knowledge of all aspects of the cycling industry, all the way back to when as a teenager he owned a bike shop. He's the perfect match for a conversation with Josh about bike business, manufacturing, racing and more. 

    • 43 min
    John Cobb-Wind Tunnel Pioneer

    John Cobb-Wind Tunnel Pioneer

    John Cobb may be best known for his bike saddles, but his experience and innovation go much deeper. John may be the first person to take a bike to the wind tunnel, and is likely the only person to crank up the tunnel to 70mph...with a rider in it. Enjoy this great episode with a cycling innovator

    • 57 min
    Kimo Seymour and the Life Time Grand Prix

    Kimo Seymour and the Life Time Grand Prix

    Life Time puts on what is arguably the biggest and most important pro bike racing series in the US: The Life Time Grand Prix. And one man is in chage of it all: Kimo Seymour. Fatty and Hottie talk with Kimo changes in the race, the "Call of a Life Time" series, aerobars, Keegan's Swenson's chances for dominating the event for a third year running, and much more. 

    • 59 min
    AJA #33: Wind Tunnels and Wax

    AJA #33: Wind Tunnels and Wax

    Our recent wind tunnel episodes have triggered a LOT of aero questions from our listeners, and Josh -- with hand hovering over the "It Depends" button -- takes them on. From IRL Burrito Powerups (IYKYK) to the StripChip and the Chain Waxing System to aero chainrings to leg hair stubble as a potential aero advantage to shoe aerodynamics, Josh will — apparently — answer anything. Enjoy!

    • 50 min
    Ask Josh Some More About Wind Tunnels (Wind Tunnels Series Part 3)

    Ask Josh Some More About Wind Tunnels (Wind Tunnels Series Part 3)

    Josh answers more of Fatty & Hottie's pressing questions about the surprises people are in for when visiting a wind tunnel for the first time, what happens when key learnings from a wind tunnel session are ignored, how often follow-up questions triggered by a wind tunnel session are actually followed up on, whether it's worth it to bring anyone but a top-pro into the wind tunnel, how bike companies twist wind tunnel results, and much more. If there's anything more Marginal-Gain-y than our fascination with wind tunnels, well...we'll do a trifecta of episodes on that, too. Enjoy the show!

    • 59 min
    Marginal Gains And Windtunnels, Part 2: An Interview with Mark Cote

    Marginal Gains And Windtunnels, Part 2: An Interview with Mark Cote

    An argument can be made that Mark Cote is the father of the Specialized Wind Tunnel. During his tenure at the Big S, he convinced the powers that be that the Big S needed its own wind tunnel — an amazing story Mark shares with Josh. Enjoy this deep dive into Mark's backstory and conversation between Mark and Josh as they swap stories on how they've found marginal gains with this one powerful tool

    • 1 hr 15 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
257 Ratings

257 Ratings

MTS1776 ,

Terrific

The latest podcast with John Cobb was excellent storytelling! John’s deep experience, humility and ability to paint a picture through words was a great listen to anyone interested in bikes, engineering or problem solving. Good job to Josh for knowing when to talk and knowing when to listen!
Five stars!

JimV 1 ,

Great Pod!!

Great Pod!!

ElysianBike ,

First seasons were great.

I really wish there was more Josh and less of the other guys. I used to love Hottie and Fatty but lately it seems like they’re talking just to talk. 15% less Fatty, 7.5% less Hottie would drastically change the show. Also, stop making me skip the first 2-3 minutes of the show. Give me 1 short advert and then just get into it.

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