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Latest 28 Jan 2023 | Updated Daily

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Ask Josh Anything #19

Marginal Gains Cycling Podcast, Presented by Silca

Drivetrains, aero tweaks, and wheels have emerged as the sweet spot for where listeners can achieve marginal gains on their current bike setups, and this episode will really scratch that itch. We do a deep dive into the why, how, and what of Silca's new diamond-polished chains,  how properly-lubed chains affect cog and chainring wear and tear, and whether you really need to replace that quick link after each chain connect/disconnect cycle. We also get to the best ways to locate your hydration on long rides and the question of whether — wheelwise — deeper is always better. 

57mins

28 May 2021

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Ask Josh Anything #18

Marginal Gains Cycling Podcast, Presented by Silca

Look, we love every listener question we get here at Marginal Gains. But this episode, Max King asked one that got Josh so excited he said he was pretty sure he was going to lose sleep over it. Of course, we saved that one to the end, but you'll want to listen to the whole show anyway because we've got great questions about the super tuck and dropper posts, off-label use of lube (and many more lube-related questions), marginal gains and handlebar bags, FKT updates, and more. As always, it's a can't-miss AJA episode of Marginal Gains.

50mins

21 Mar 2021

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Ask Josh Anything #17

Marginal Gains Cycling Podcast, Presented by Silca

No matter what topic — modeling, bifurcation, the smell of lubrication, chain innovation or even power loss due to new tire nubbies, tube width decisions, or even PFAS chemicals — the Marginal Gains crew can count on insightful questions from our listeners. We put all of these subjects to Josh in this latest "Ask Josh Anything" episode of Marginal Gains.

1hr 1min

26 Jan 2021

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Ask Josh Anything #15

Marginal Gains Cycling Podcast, Presented by Silca

Nobody enjoyed seeing (or hearing about) Chloé Dygert's recent crash, but it was an extraordinary illustration of one of the effects discussed in our most recent episode on Bifurcation. Josh breaks it down (and we all wish her a fast recovery and speedy return to racing). We also discuss UCI frame rules modifications, and how those open the door for changes (some massive, some marginal) in how bikes perform and look.  And of course we take on a slew of awesome listener questions, including: Could Primož Roglič have won the Tour de France if he'd paid more attention to marginal gains? How to accommodate non-bifurcation segments in a race as well as the moment of bifurcation When is Silca going to come out with a pre-treated chain? Robert Chung's maxim on bicycles 

1hr 6mins

13 Oct 2020

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Ask Josh Anything #14

Marginal Gains Cycling Podcast, Presented by Silca

The Tour de France is underway, and we've got questions (and answers) about it. For example, do racers REALLY still ride with tires at 120psi as Phil Liggett suggested? (Hint: no.) Why are riders turning their hoods inward? Is tubeless on the verge of replacing tubular as the wheel setup of choice? We've also got a great crop of questions from our listeners, including:  What are the meaningful aero differences between solo and group riding? Is a wheel upgrade worth it when the primary difference is round vs aero spokes? What is the most efficient way to execute your bottom-of-segment turnaround in an Everesting attempt? Got a question you'd like to have answered? Give us a call or text us at 317-343-4506.

1hr 5mins

11 Sep 2020

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Ask Josh Anything #13

Marginal Gains Cycling Podcast, Presented by Silca

We've asked you to ask Josh anything (kind of meta, we know), and you do not disappoint. In this episode, however, we completely lose track of the "ask" thing because we are SO GEEKED OUT on Ronan McLaughlin's new Everesting record. If ever there's been a full-circle Marginal Gain moment, this is it. Listen and you'll understand. Eventually, however, we do get to your questions, including: The most reasonable way to measure your wheel circumference The best bike positions ... if you take aero OUT of the equation (hi Zwifters!) Whether new pavement means you should start putting more air in your tires How nearby barriers affect your time trialing We love our listeners' questions. Keep them coming.

56mins

6 Aug 2020

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Ask Josh Anything #12

Marginal Gains Cycling Podcast, Presented by Silca

We are happy to report that we continue to seek questions Josh is unable to answer, or at least unwilling to try. We regret to announce that we have so far failed, in spite of the fact that in this episode we expanded our universe of acceptable questions to include how to make electric scooters more aero. Josh was, in fact, distressingly excited by this question. We (or more to the point, you) also asked questions about: Silca's new Super Secret Lube: To be honest, we spent a few minutes asking about this lube, and then about half an hour talking about lubes in general, the importance of lubing, and the proper way to lube.  Pressure calculator vs manufacturer specs: What should you do when the Silca tire pressure calculator gives you one pressure recommendation, but the tire manufacturer gives you a much higher minimum recommendation? Pressure calculator and tube type: Does the way you keep air in your tire (latex tube, butyl tube, tubeless, tubular, etc.) matter in the pro tire pressure calculator? If so, how much? And if not, why not? Tire hysteresis and contact points — we have some followup questions for Josh about his recent conversation with Path Less Pedaled. 

56mins

7 May 2020

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Live Q&A - Ask Tom, Chick, Kristi and Josh Anything!

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1hr 13mins

3 Apr 2020

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Ask Josh Anything #011

Marginal Gains Cycling Podcast, Presented by Silca

Josh, Hottie, and Fatty are back with all the bike-related questions too nerdy to be asked (or answered) anywhere else. In this episode, we tackle: What lessons from track racing can be applied to singlespeed mountain bike racing? All else being equal, are fewer spokes more aero? Is a matte finish on helmets faster than a gloss finish? What are the fastest patterns for tire treads? What marginal gains are there to be had when racing your indoor trainer online?

1hr 2mins

2 Mar 2020

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Ask Josh Anything #010

Marginal Gains Cycling Podcast, Presented by Silca

We've got a great batch of questions from you for Josh to contemplate this episode: Does the placebo effect apply to cycling clothes and shoes as well as to equipment? Since many rims are different widths in different places, where should we measure when applying the rule of 105? How much — if any — does a patched tube affect a bike's CRR? Are third-party ceramic bearings and oversized pulley wheels still relevant? How marginal of a gain do you get with a really nice hub? Is it faster to run a deeper wheel in the front than the rear? Josh will answer all of these — and more! — in this episode of Marginal Gains (Disclaimer: the answer almost always begins with "it depends.")

1hr 2mins

11 Jan 2020

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