Cadence, Train to Stregth or Weakness

Discussion in 'Power Training' started by Subliminal-SS, May 18, 2014.

  1. cummins cyclist

    cummins cyclist New Member

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    For my cruise speed on my MTB I'm around about 12-13 mph. (195lbs, 45lb bike, MTB tires etc) and i'm at around 60rpm, maybe even lower. When I go up hills, I probably hit about 80 rpm.
     


  2. swampy1970

    swampy1970 Well-Known Member

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    A fun comment made at the end of that article: "Touring bicycles have a wide range of gears and big changes between individual gear sizes, where racing bikes have the so-called corncob or pinecone cogsets, with cogs varying by 1 or perhaps two teeth throughout the whole range of the stack. The former works very well for terrains with lots of variation, and the latter gives the highest speed for any given power setting, in one instance of terrain." ... I wonder what he'd make of Tony Martin's decision to use an 11-32 cassette for his recent Tour de France TT win. The thought of going full gas and going from the 13 to an 11 sprocket and feeling like you'd just started to pedal through molasses.
     
  3. RChung

    RChung New Member

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    IOW, 250 watts using a corncob cassette is faster than 250 watts on a touring cassette.
     
  4. swampy1970

    swampy1970 Well-Known Member

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    Omg! Martin would have put 27 minutes into the other guys if he'd used a corncob rather than going touring! 250 watts. It's what happens when Tony Martin flexes a big toe...
     
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