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PostPosted: Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:56 am 
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While we're myth debunking...one of the main 'smooth stroke' advantages I've always seen is as it pertains specifically to climbing. The idea being that any lack of smoothness would require the wheels to make a small deceleration and acceleration on each revolution and therefore costing you energy...myth?

Oh, and another interesting take...
http://www.roadbikerider.com/cycling-sc ... al-strokes


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:12 am 
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Rick wrote:
It also remains a fact that all the hour records were set with cadences of ~100RPM. So maybe elite athletes are elite because they have a higher percentage of fast twitch fibers that actually are more powerful/ efficient at high RPM. I am certainly not "elite" and I am treading at the low side of "mediocre". :unbelievable:


Consider the speed at which the hour record is actually done then imagine the gearing required for lower cadences.

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"Cadence work"


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I've started finding that I can maintain power on a climb better at lower cadences - between 60rpm and 75rpm.

There was a time when "low cadence" meant lower than 60rpm.

Smooth pedalling seems to be what British Cycling still advocates.


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