Question...couldn't think of where it should go

Discussion in 'Touring and recreational cycling' started by keydates, Mar 9, 2004.

  1. keydates

    keydates New Member

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    So I have this question about gradient. How does one calculate it? I've looked at the gradients of Tour de France mountain climbs but haven't quite been able to figure it out. I know it's rise/run but...yeah.
     
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  2. jstraw

    jstraw New Member

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    If there are 5280 feet in a mile then a rise in elevation of 52.8 feet per mile is a 1% gradient and a rise of 528 feet per mile is a 10% gradient. I think it's just that simple.
     
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