Highest Power output achieved?

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  1. sam218

    sam218 New Member

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    Wondering whether anyone with power meter has achieve wattage similar to your favorite pros (on drugs)?

    How difficult is it to ride like them?
     
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  2. GIFF07

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    According to my polar monitors history 5300 or so watts :eek:, but I think it was malfunctioning. My maximum realistic wattage is probally around 1200 or so, just remember your peak wattage may come in between when your monitor takes a reading (for mine, every 5 seconds) so it may not get recorded.
    As far as compairing that number to pros, I dont know and I am in denial that they are all on drugs.

    Chris
     
  3. velomanct

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    let's see, I am not on drugs and I have matched Petacchi's 1800watt max.
    I am about 20lbs more than him though.

    I recently read that jamie staff(british track team) claims to have the highest recorded wattage. somewhere in the 2300-2500 range. he was a great BMX racer before track racing.
     
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    Based on what I've seen, 2500 W would allow him to lay claim to that crown, but 2300 W clearly would not.

    Any idea what Staff weighs?
     
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    he is (or was) 200lbs. not sure exactly.
     
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    200 lbs = 90.7 kg, so if really he can generate 2500 W then I need to revise my tables. OTOH, if he peaks out at "only" 2300 W then a certain recent world match sprint champion still has him beat (but only by a hair).

    In less than two weeks I get the chance to see the "big boys" like Staff race in person!! :D
     
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    I watched them last year and at 35.9mph average it was over pretty fast. but is was exciting to watch
     
  9. velomanct

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    andy, your table represents 5 second power, which in my experiences is about 10% lower than peak. Staff's numbers, are more of a ballpark figure. I read that he said he did sprints at 2300watts, so interperet how you like.
     
  10. acoggan

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    Agreed, even after only 5 s average power will be lower due to fatigue.

    I didn't mean to appear to be challenging you, I was just trying to ferret out a more precise value if indeed one was available.
     
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    no problem. I didn't think you were challenging me. haha. I suppose my wording was not the best.

    Speaking of Theo Boss, I read that he is 82kg. which would make his 5 sec power almost 2000watts, according to your chart.
    hmm, that's a coincidence, because that is my goal, and I am the same size as him! Yes, I have loftly goals, haha. But I made a 25% improvement last year, so why not make another 25% improvement this year! I am still 2 years younger than Boss, too.
     
  12. wardie2000

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    I have intervals tomorrow, so i will see what i get.

    Interesting thread though.
     
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