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SWIFTSEATURTLE Posts: 3,328
5/24/12 10:22 A

Uhhhhhh, huh?

Such a highly technical question - I wonder if you also posted in your cycling teams, also posting here just to find additional serious cyclists. Not me, though my son is, and I take an interest.

Maybe someone else will. . . I only know of peddling at 90 on a stationary bike. I thought cadence was what drums play, and can only guess what a "drop" is emoticon . But I do admire athleticism. emoticon

MNCYCLIST Posts: 6,327
5/23/12 3:05 P

For several reasons, which I won't detail here, I like to pedal at a cadence of 95-100 rpm's. But I find that when I go into my drops it's very difficult for me to keep that up. It's much more comfortable and sustainable to lower my cadence to around 90 but I'm concerned that if I develop this kind of pattern my muscles will fatigue on longer rides. I have fairly large handlebars, stock on a 2000 Giant OCR 2, so when I go into the drops I really drop! Perhaps the significant change in body position demands that I pedal at a lower cadence, I don't know.

Any thoughts? Advice? Have a great day, and thanks in advance!

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