Hello everyone, you must pardon my ignorance on this one but I’m curious and this will most likely help me.
Firstly, when I say coasting, I mean any travelling on my bike without pedalling.
So, most of the time at the moment when I coast, I find myself with my right foot fully extended close to the ground and my left leg as far up as it will go, while on the pedal. This position comes most naturally to me. However, I have seen, mostly by MTB riders, coasting with both feet level, halfway between the top and bottom of a pedal stroke. Granted, most of the time they do this is because the terrain is so rough to pedal on.
So, I ask, which is the correct style for me? I have tried both, the first is more relaxing (requires less effort), the second MTB style keep me on my toes and makes it easier to take some weight off the saddle quickly in a pinch when I see a bump coming up. Both have merits.
Edit: Should of said what type of ridign I do. Mostly on road and footpaths on entry level MTB. Quality of the roads are not great, lots of patched potholes.