What is cadence?

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  1. Scott'sTrek1000

    Scott'sTrek1000 New Member

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    I've heard the word. Is it a complete revolution of both pedals or one...to equal one? Also, what is considered "average" cadence.:confused:
     
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  2. markwill

    markwill New Member

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    Basically, revs per minute for the pedals. FWIW, if your bike is performing well you should find that the pedals go around at roughtly the same cadence :)

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    Scott'sTrek1000 New Member

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    Still no help. So is one cadence/revolution the turning of both pedals or one?
     
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    Cadence is a rate, not an "event". If you have a cadence of 80 that means that both pedals have gone through a full revolution 80 times in one minute. If one has gone around 80 times then, by definition, so has the other :)

    Mark
     
  5. Dudee

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    The point is its how many times you pedal in a minute, its like a speed of your pedals, you always want to keep it as high as you can being the bottom line of all you need to know.
     
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