Jesse Melamed Talks Tech, Setup, His 2020 Season and More


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Jesse Melamed is always a popular guest on the show, and he certainly didn’t disappoint with this detailed chat. We get stuck into his 2020 season, taking the EWS overall, and dealing with Covid. We also get pretty in-depth on getting his new bike set up, and we end up chatting about Formula 1 too. Jesse is a technically focussed athlete at the top of the sport, and has plenty of interesting things to say, so hit play and have a listen to this episode with Jesse Melamed. You can follow Jesse on Instagram @jessemelamed and find his YouTube channel here. Supporting Partners Crankbrothers Crankbrothers have just launched their new range of shoes, and I've been testing the Boa version of the clip and the flat shoe, and I'm really impressed. They are super comfy straight out of the box, and have some lovely design details, like rubber dots in the heel cup to stop your heel from lifting. The sole on the flat pedal shoe is a great balance of pedal grip and the ability to adjust the position of your foot on the pedal. The sole on the clip shoe has transformed my clipped-in riding experience, and it's way easier to clip in and out with the Crankbrothers shoes. This means that I feel way more confident on the trails. You can check out the entire Crankbrothers shoe range at, and find your local dealer here. Misspent Summers Misspent Summers is a group of incredibly talented people who love riding bikes. They have just released their 2020 mountain bike yearbook, Meltdown. It's a work of art, packing 240 pages with incredible photos and writing. Which serves as a memory of some of the good times that 2020 managed to provide. It’s a great read and a beautiful addition to any coffee table. Also, given how unique 2020 was, it really is a piece of history. I’m stoked to say that they even asked me to write a little article for it, which is a massive honour. So that’s in there for you to read too. You can get your own copy by heading to and as a Downtime listener, you can get yourself a lovely free Misspent Summers wall calendar with your copy of Meltdown until the end of March using the code ‘meltdowntime’ at the checkout. Rocky Mountain Rocky Mountain started back in 1981 and has spent those 40 years exploring trails all over the world. Their R&D Centre is located on Vancouver’s North Shore, just minutes away from the world-famous trail network. It’s there that they build prototypes, test out new designs, and gain inspiration for their brand and product. To find out more, just head to Podcast Stuff If you want to support the podcast, and represent, then my webstore is the place to head. All products are 100% organic, shipped without plastics, and made with a supply chain that's using renewable energy. So check it out now over at The new t-shirts are super soft and a lovely fit, so treat yourself and help the podcast at the same time. We've got sweatshirts and hoodies too! For everything video, including riding videos, bike checks and more, subscribe over at Are you enjoying the podcast? If so, then don’t forget to subscribe. It’s free and means you’ll get every episode delivered to your device as soon as it’s available. You'll find all the links you need at You can find us on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Google and most of the podcast apps out there. While you're there, why not join our newsletter, to get our Weekend Warm-Up email every Friday, full of interesting bike-related stuff, competitions, product recommendations and more. If you want to share tips and advice with other podcast listeners on anything mountain bike related, you can join our Facebook group, head to request permission to join the group and get involved! Our back catalogue of amazing episodes is available at downtimepodcast.

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