Colby Pearce

Colby Pearce Cycling in Alignment Podcast

Colby Pearce is a U.S. Olympic track cyclist, Hour Record holder, and Host of the Cycling in Alignment podcast.

Colby has been a Steve Hogg Certified expert bike fitter for the past 10 years and has worked with elite athletes and WorldTour teams, including EF Education First. He is also an elite cycling coach and has been passing along his wisdom to the riders he coaches for decades. Pearce’s repertoire of knowledge spans 30 years, five continents, hundreds of races, and countless miles in the saddle.

His Cycling in Alignment podcast hosts an eclectic selection of guests from inside cycling and the broader world. Colby’s show presents cycling as not just a sport but also a practice. Colby shows how athletes can better align themselves with nature and find deeper health through a broader view of themselves as athletes.

The Iceman Scott Moninger: Hierarchy of the Peloton

Episode 34

Scott Moninger is a crafty all-rounder with nearly 400 wins. He and Colby swap tales and talk about coaching.

Battling Saddle Sores with Don Powell

Episode 33

When you sit on a bike saddle, that's a lot of weight on a very small surface area, the weight of the torso, the way the helmet, the weight of the upper body, the arms, it's all focused into this relatively small point, and then we're going to add friction, and that's generated by the movement of the legs, where the motion of pedaling becomes focused into a very small area.

Unpopular Opinions on Group Rides, Riding Inside, and Hydration

Episode 32

Group rides are dead. Zwift pros and cons. You are a bag of wet salt. Colby Pearce has unpopular opinions and a microphone. Get ready for a fun episode that will leave you ranting.

Mountain Bike Fit with Julie Young and Travis Brown

Episode 31

We unpack the minutiae of mountain bike fit with coach Julie Young and Travis Brown. Steeper seat tube angles on many modern mountain bikes can present challenges and sometimes make it impossible to get a rider's saddle offset far enough back behind the bottom bracket on a mountain bike to match their road position.

How to Pedal a Bike: Part Two

Episode 30

We're going to break down how to pedal a bike in different conditions, looking at the respective demands of the events. Colby breaks cyclists into different pedaling phenotypes.

Daniel Holloway: Surviving the Six Days of European Track Cycling

Episode 29

Daniel Holloway is a professional track cyclist and a 20-time U.S. National Champion. Colby and Daniel have known and raced together since 2004. These are some of their stories.

Thoughts on Bicycle Saddles

Episode 28

A good bike saddle is one you can completely forget about when riding: no chafing, scarring, or saddle sores. In order to find a saddle that works for you, Colby talks about the anatomy of the human undercarriage and how different saddle shapes can bring you ultimate comfort.

Dr. Scott’s Storrie of Health and Natural Wellness: Part 2

Episode 27

Colby Pearce continues his conversation with Dr. Scott Storrie to dissect a myriad of elements that go into making a well-rounded athlete.

Off the Cliff of Overtraining with Trevor Connor and Rocco Orlando

Overtraining is a dark journey. Trevor Connor, Host of Fast Talk, and Rocco Orlando, Army Veteran, and athlete, are here to discuss their respective journeys into the dark world called: overtraining.

Q&A on Crank Length, Power Imbalance, Injuries, and CBD, with Colby Pearce

Episode 136

Colby Pearce joins Fast Talk for another Q&A episode to discuss crank length, power imbalance, the potential of CBD, and how to return after an injury.