Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Downtime - The Mountain Bike Podcast

Jesse Melamed – Putting It All Together

March 31, 2020

Want to find out more about one of the fastest enduro riders on the planet? Then our latest episode with Jesse Melamed is the one for you. Jesse has shown incredible pace on the world stage, but hasn’t yet been able to put it all together for a full season to show just what he’s capable of. We sat down ahead of the (now delayed) 2020 season for a catch up on the last couple of seasons of racing, his offseason testing, injury, bike set up, mullet bikes and plenty more. Hit play below and give it a listen.

You can follow Jesse on Instagram @jessemelamed, and check out his YouTube channel here.

This month the podcast is supported by CushCore. I’ve been riding CushCore for over a year now and I love the changes it makes to the way my bike rides. It’s more damped, carries momentum better through the rough stuff, and has more support in the turns. CushCore really does help you go bigger, corner harder and ride faster with total confidence! Check out their products at You can find our previous episode with CushCore founder and inventor Adam Krefting here.

To be in with the chance of winning a set of CushCore of your choice, all you need to do is help me out by filling out the 2020 listener survey at before the end of April.

Don’t forget that Downtime is going LIVE with Eliot Jackson and Neko Mulally on Wednesday 1st April at 8pm GMT. You’ll find that over on our Facebook page at Come and join us and you’ll be able to ask Eliot Neko whatever you like!

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