Podcast: Jesse Melamed on Off-Season Testing, Injury, Bike Set-Up, Mullet Bikes & More

Apr 3, 2020
by Downtime Podcast  
Photo - Margus Riga

Words Chris Hall : Photo Margus Riga

Want to find out more about one of the fastest enduro riders on the planet? Then the latest episode of the Downtime Podcast 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 also listen by searching for ‘Downtime Podcast’ on iTunes, Spotify, or Google Podcasts, by asking Alexa, or over on our website www.downtimepodcast.com/jesse-melamded-2020/ and you can follow us on Instagram @downtimepodcast


  • 20 1
 You've gotta parse those polls out, Pinkbike. Don't give me all 82 inches at once.
  • 6 0
 I agree, I don't like seeing I have something that is 0/82 finished.
  • 9 0
 Cheers for sharing @pinkbike I hope everyone enjoys listening!
  • 5 0
 Another great episode...keep it up! He has to be one of the most passionate and enthusiastic riders out there, just seems buzzing to be riding bikes.
  • 3 0
 Not sure I'm ever really having a bad time riding my bike!
  • 7 2
 A horse walks into a bar and the barman says "Why the long face?"
And the hose says "It's that damn polls button".
  • 2 0
 I can't believe he was about to buy a slayer at 1:17:10 to try it, being a pro! I thought the brands were supposed to provide all the ressources to make their athlete faster.
  • 9 1
 They definitely do! It was my 'nitpicking' idea that wanted to try a Slayer so I wanted to be responsible for it, I didn't want to act like they owed it to me to give me one. There's a lot more that happens at the top than people realize. A Slayer given to me is a Slayer they don't sell.
  • 3 0
 @JesseMelamed Who would you say is the more rad teammate and why, specifically, is it Andréane Lanthier Nadeau?
  • 2 0
 hahaha, thanks for coming to your own conclusion so I don't have to agree nor disagree. But I can say that ALN is a rad teammate because she is a rad person and always brings something special.
  • 2 0
 @JesseMelamed: excellent answer. All the best this season to all of you.
  • 1 0
 Is it possible to buy a Slayer frame with a Fox X2 instead of the DHX2? Every Rocky rider seems to ride the X2 and I wouldn't mind the weight saving and tunability of the X2.
  • 2 0
 Jesse is a human honey badger!
  • 1 0
 I do have the nickname...
  • 6 6
 The polls button has big gay
  • 1 1
 What is this poll shit everyone got their panties in a bunch about?
  • 1 0
 It’s all the people at work on their computers...?
  • 4 4
 Get rid of polls
  • 2 2
 I have a perfect record on PB polls 0/82 hope to keep it up in these shitty times, might have to skim an e-bike review before its all over though,
  • 1 1
 Story of a Broken man!!

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