Powerprofiles

A light bike doesn't replace good fitness.

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Tinea Pedis
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by Tinea Pedis

Fortunately I'm not extolling the virtues of Powertap ;)

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by trentmorey

From 2013 & 2014 when I was racing/training pretty much full time at NRS level (equivalent to US Cat1 I think), 58.5-60kg

5s 1173w 19.71
1m 619w 10.58
5m 387w 6.50
20m 328w 5.51
FTP 316w 5.31

Didn't ride at all in 2016 and 2017. Started training again on January 2nd. Now 54kg, here's my 2018 numbers so far:

5s 1051w 19.46
1m 499w 9.24
5m 344w 6.37
20m 285w 5.37
FTP 277w 5.13

So my absolute power is well down on my best from a few years ago but I now work full time and havn't done a single race yet. Hopefully I can reach my old peak power at my present weight but it will take a few month longer.

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Lewn777
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by Lewn777

10s: 15w/kg
1 min: 7w/kg
5min: 5w/kg
20 min: 4.2w/kg
FTP: 4w/kg

Power figures are approximate as I don't trust my powerpod power meter, so mixture of that and guesses from Strava and Zwift.

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by LeDuke

We keep alternating between warm-ish, extremely windy days and snow here at 2200m in CO, so I've been spending a lot of time on the rollers. When I get outside I'm usually out for long MTB or road rides. Don't even turn my PM on. Sacrilege, I know.

I haven't been doing a lot of long efforts. Been doing 10min efforts, within a 2hr ride. Not too much, just 3 or 4. Doing both steady state and over-under efforts, like 30/30s at 360w/330w.

Not at race weight (63kg) yet, but not too tubby at 65.5 most days. Doing 345w+ for the first two then usually dropping down a bit for the last one/two to mid-high 330s.

At sea level, a good bit higher.
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by onemanpeloton

There are some pretty incredible numbers on this thread.

Here's my modest efforts at 6'3 and 85kg:

5s - 1278w - 15w/kg
1 min - 510w - 6w/kg
5 min - 334w - 3.9w/kg
20 min - 297w - 3.5w/kg
2017 Giant TCR Disc
2016 Cube Crossrace
2016 Cube Stereo 140

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Set new all time PRs last week for 4min through 10min in the same effort. Phil G showed up today and I was the only one dumb enough to go with, ended up doing 6w/kg for 6 minutes then crumbling about a minute and a half from the false flat, which I'm bummed about. Anyway, upped my power curve by a few watts again today on the 5 min to 8 min curve. I haven't done any dedicated efforts, so my profile right now is entirely from group rides and some training rides.

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by taodemon

Not sure how accurate Strava's power curve feature is but for 2018 (got power meter at end of 2017) the numbers are as follows:
6ft @ 169lbs (182.8cm @ 76.65kg)
5s - 1203w - 15.69w/kg
1 min - 488w - 6.37w/kg
5 min - 298w - 3.89w/kg
20 min - 241w -3.14w/kg

I ride mainly for the enjoyment/fitness and to keep eating food I like without packing on too much weight. I've averaged about 4500 miles per year over last 4 years. I could get my weight lower but it would require watching what I ate.

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by jobvisser

1.79 @ 65 KG (17 years old)
First year i'm doing racing and training instead of just riding arround.
still a long way to go, trying to gain more power instead of more power/weight
5s 953w 14.66
1m 480w 7.38
5m 383w 5.90
20m 330w 5.08
FTP 314w 4.83

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by LeDuke

Dumb question time.

Today I did ~11:30, 1.4mi, 10.5% gravel climb.

Power was 362w, weight 64kg, 23lb FS MTB running 29x2.35” tires.

Strava says my VAM was ~1250 for that segment. Any idea what I’d be looking at for VAM on a 15lb road bike and smooth pavement?


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by Dannnnn

1.77 @ 70kg - 28 years old.

5s - 984w (14.06)
1m - 455w (6.50)
5m - 308w (4.40)
20m - 262w (3.74)
FTP - 249w (3.56)

All recorded on my turbo (Tacx Neo).

Hoping to increase all numbers this winter, along with dropping a bit more weight (68kg would be perfect).
I'd like my FTP to be up around 280w, 5 min around 350w, 1 min around 500/520w and my 5s to be over 1000w.

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by quadzilla

17 years old - 67 kg, 1.83 m

max: 1301 w (19.25 w/kg)
1 min: 589 w (8.71 w/kg)
5 min: 356 w (5.34 w/kg)
20 min: 287 w (4.25 2/kg) ( I think my 20 min power is actually a closer to 300, 305, I haven't had a good ftp test with out any distractions (hills, corners, cars))

I'm shooting for the Junior California State TT

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by jorisee01

I think VAM is just your HM per 10km so not related to your weight or road surface. And with HM I mean Height Meters.

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jorisee01 wrote:I think VAM is just your HM per 10km so not related to your weight or road surface. And with HM I mean Height Meters.

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I guess what I’m assuming is that my VAM would go up with a) a lighter bike b) faster tires on a faster surface.

As it is, right now more of the energy I produce is being used to overcome my bike weight and the gravel surface. With less friction, I’d ride and climb faster. And my VAM would increase.


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by claus

LeDuke wrote:
Tue Aug 14, 2018 3:34 am
Strava says my VAM was ~1250 for that segment. Any idea what Id be looking at for VAM on a 15lb road bike and smooth pavement?
Seems to be a bit off-topic for this thread...

Get a program called "BikePower" and check the docs:

... calculates power output and power consumption for bicycling.
You give it things like riding speed, body weight, hill grade,
and wind speed. The program prints out a table with power output
and power consumption, broken out in various ways.

It allows the input of different parameters, e.g., you can input
power instead of speed and it determines the latter.

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