Training to be a better climber

Discussion in 'Cycling Training' started by edd, Mar 7, 2007.

  1. bomber

    bomber New Member

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    Back to the point what is the time penatly for any addition in weight when climbing?

    As an example if you had 2 riders riding the same climb putting out roughly the same wattage but one of the riders weighed 5kg more than the other (all up with bike).
     


  2. Piotr

    Piotr New Member

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    http://www.analyticcycling.com/ForcesSpeed_Page.html

    Just add % gradient, power, weight, shake well, press "Run Model"... then, lather, rinse, change weight, repeat. Compare speeds vs. distance. Voila! ;)
     
  3. daveryanwyoming

    daveryanwyoming Well-Known Member

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    And what you'll find is that on steep hills (>10%) the change in speed at a fixed power is almost directly proportional to the change in weight. For instance adding 10% to the rider/bike weight on a 15% climb slows the rider down by almost exactly 10%. On shallower hills aerodynamics become more important so you can't generalize to 2 or 3% climbs at higher speeds.
     
  4. edd

    edd New Member

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    you guys, messing with this legit question…

    answers simple, = significant
     
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