I usually ride with a cadence of approximately 80 rpm. I have been experimenting with using a higher cadence just to see how I would like it. For me to ride at 90 rpm there is little to no change noted except for a little faster leg movement. When I get to 100 rpm I have to move forward on the seat or I notice a great increase of pressure on the hands. When I move forward on the seat the seat is no longer wide enough to support the sit bones and things get uncomfortable. At the present if I hit 110 rpm I start to bounce so for now this is my limit.
So is this typical for most riders? If this is the case it would appear that the old kops would need to be discarded because my knee is going to be an Inch or more in front of the pedal axel if I move the saddle forward to help me spin faster.
It also seems that for me when I am pedaling around 80 rpm that my weight is distributed between my hands, seat and feet such that I am fairly comfortable. When I move forward on the seat for spinning, almost all the weight is taken away from my feet and my hands and seat have to support most of my weight making the hands and seat much less comfortable. What would I need to do as far as fit to even these weights back out a little? I am thinking that raising the bars would take weight off the hands and therefore it would have to either go to the seat or the feet.
Maybe I can just get an old banana seat and then I can move anywhere I feel like and keep spinning.