Podcast: Bike selection and setup

MTB strength trainer James Wilson and I have joined forces to save humanity from poor fitness and riding technique.

We plan a series of podcasts that will get you excited and curious — and hopefully help you ride better. Here’s the first.

It’s 42 minutes long. Listen at work:

If this is not working, or if you want to download the MP3 file, go to http://mtbstrengthcoach.podbean.com.

Get more James Wilson MTB training knowledge at his site, www.bikejames.com

Learn more about James’ MTB strength training programs: MTB Strength Training System


— Lee

8 replies
  1. tony says:

    Lee and James,

    i want to go drop off my curb 100 times and dial my suspension right now!

    great stuff here, guys!

  2. JimV says:

    Lee and James,
    Another nice article. This is a great website. I’m dropping off the curb in the morning, at night, after lunch… I’ve got a way to go before I get to 100 or go to the loading dock.

    I was re-watching the Olympic XC race tonight, and was trying to reconcile their setups with the advice you give. Although they descend in attack position, their seats are roadie-high and they seem to spend as much time seated as a roadie.

    Should I modify the advice you gave for XC racing?


  3. leelikesbikes says:

    Hey Jim,

    XC racing is its own animal. You gotta set your seat for optimal pedaling power, then learn to move around it. The more you sit, the more energy you save.

    For a technical course, I think a remote seatpost could be good. But only if you’re going to descend aggressively enough to take advantage of it.

    That would be a great test!

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