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Colby Pearce

27 Podcast Episodes

Latest 1 May 2022 | Updated Daily

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187: Bike Fit Philosophy, with Dr. Andy Pruitt, Colby Pearce, and Todd Carver

Fast Talk

Bike fit was once purely a quote-unquote “philosophy.” In the old days, you may have experienced getting a so-called fit by a guy at a bike shop with a plumb line and a theory. Now, bike fit is a full-fledged science—there are video cameras everywhere, 3D modeling, and so on. That being said, it’s a science that is still influenced by philosophy—what each fitter brings to the exam and analysis that impacts his or her perspective.Today, we’ve gathered three of the great minds in bike fit to discuss this complex and extremely important aspect of cycling. When we sat down to discuss the topic, to no one’s surprise, they spoke for hours, so we’ve decided to split this conversation into two parts.Today, we start with a discussion about the philosophy of fit, and how science fits into that philosophy. In part 2, we’ll discuss the practical implications of bike fit, from the debate over aerodynamics versus power, to our guest’s feelings about technology versus experience and intuition.Our guests’ immense experience and influence on the world of bike fit cannot possibly be captured in a single sentence, but that’s what I’ll try to do.Dr. Andy Pruitt is the director of sports medicine here at Fast Talk, and one of the pioneers of the study of cycling biomechanics. Our next guest has appeared on Fast Talk many times before, and he also continues to host his own podcast, “Cycling in Alignment.” Of course, I speak of Colby Pearce. Finally, making his Fast Talk debut is Todd Carver, co-founder of Retül and the head of human performance at Specialized, which now owns the Retül fit technology.What do each of our guests have to say about his fit philosophy? What’s involved in a fit? What's the goal of a fit? Stay tuned.Let's get you fit… and make you fast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

56mins

28 Oct 2021

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The Gravelog with Nathan Haas: Colby Pearce S1 E2

The Gravelog with Nathan Haas

Ever wondered if training or bike fitting should be gravel specific?  Nathan talks to his coach and all time bike guru Colby Pearce for some great tips and tricks, and of course some good stories.

1hr 16mins

24 Jun 2021

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136: Q&A on crank length, power imbalance, injuries, and CBD, with Colby Pearce

Fast Talk

Today we bring back a former frequent guest, Colby Pearce, who has since graduated to his own show, Cycling in Alignment.We start with a discussion on crank length, determining what you need, and how consistent you should be across your, presumably, fleet of bikes.That leads to a discussion on power imbalances, what constitutes an issue when it comes to imbalances, and what you can do to correct them if they arise.Next we turn our attention to CBD, and address its claimed anti-inflammatory effects. Is this something we want, or something we want to avoid, so the body’s natual inflammatory process can take place. We discuss.Finally, we’ll take on the topic of returning from injury, both the psychological and physical ramifications of that long process.All that and much more today on Fast Talk. Let's make you fast! Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

48mins

5 Nov 2020

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CA 19: How to Pedal a Bike, with Colby Pearce and Chris Case

Fast Talk

In today’s episode, Colby Pearce, a Steve Hogg Certified bike fitter, sits down with Chris Case, host of Fast Talk, to dissect the minutiae of how to pedal a bike. Saddle position, ankling, dead legged drills, plantar and dorsal flexion of the foot, all of this and much more is unpacked in today’s episode.  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2hr 1min

28 Sep 2020

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CA 01: Introduction to Cycling in Alignment with Colby Pearce

Fast Talk

I’m your host, Colby Pearce. My goal is to help people express their highest potential by illuminating a path that enables alignment with truth. Ultimately, through this podcast, I aspire to provide a platform for useful insight and discussion around cycling and holistic health. Resources: www.industrytap.com/knowledge-doubling-every-12-months-soon-to-be-every-12-hours/3950 Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

51mins

19 May 2020

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1: Introduction to Cycling in Alignment with Colby Pearce

Cycling in Alignment

My goal is to help people express their highest potential by illuminating a path that enables alignment with truth and coherence. There will be some episodes without guests in which I divulge the intricacies of riding a bike. Other times I will invite guests, some of whom come from the sport of cycling. Other guests may not come from cycling, but they’ll always have a connection to living a holistic life.Resources: www.industrytap.com/knowledge-doubling-every-12-months-soon-to-be-every-12-hours/3950

50mins

19 May 2020

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Introducing Cycling in Alignment with Colby Pearce

Fast Talk

Hey Fast Talk listeners. We're proud to introduce the latest addition to Fast Labs. The Cycling in Alignment podcast is the brainchild of Colby Pearce, U.S. Olympic track cyclist and Hour Record holder. Colby has been a Steve Hogg Certified bike fitter for the past decade, working with elite athletes and teams. The minutiae of cycling and riding technique are just part of the story he shares. Alignment with nature and treating the sport as a practice are a couple of the philosophies that will be discussed. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

2mins

12 May 2020

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Introducing Cycling in Alignment with Colby Pearce

Cycling in Alignment

The "Cycling in Alignment” podcast is the brainchild of Colby Pearce, a U.S. Olympic track cyclist & Hour Record holder. Colby has been a Steve Hogg Certified expert bike fitter for 10 years & has worked with elite athletes and WorldTour teams. Alignment with nature, foundational principles of health, and treating the sport as a practice are some of the philosophies that will be discussed. The show will feature a diverse guest list, including those who may not be familiar names in the cycling world.

1min

7 May 2020

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Fast Talk, ep. 96: Analysis on Pedaling Dynamics, with Colby Pearce

VeloNews Podcasts

For this episode, Chris and Coach Connor go to the fit guru Colby Pearce with a simple request: Tell us what you know about the pedal stroke. We anticipated an intelligent, albeit relatively short answer. What Colby gave us was a monologue of gold. We also caught up with reigning U.S. national road race champion Ruth Winder of Trek-Segafredo for more advice on how to train the pedal stroke, on and off the bike. Thanks again for everyone who has sent us questions both via email (fasttalk@fastlabs.com) as well as by calling our google voicemail at 719-800-2112.

21mins

4 Feb 2020

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96: Bonus Analysis on Pedaling Dynamics with Colby Pearce

Fast Talk

Today we're pulling from the Fast Labs vault to hear from one of our favorite guests, Colby Pearce. When we asked him about pedal stroke technique, Colby gave us this monologue of gold. We are very happy to say that Colby is the newest member of the Fast Labs family. Look for his new show in the coming weeks. We also caught up with reigning U.S. national road race champion, Ruth Winder, of Trek-Segafredo for more on how to train the pedal stroke, on and off the bike. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

22mins

4 Feb 2020

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