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    proper cadence on flat roads

    I just got a 5.5 Trek Madone and bought a Cateye V3 computer that has a cadence measurement and I was wondering what kind of number I should be around.

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    try for 200. lol
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    Do a search. There's lots of threads on this subject. It's also highly personal based on your specific build and muscle fiber type makeup. You can also train for faster cadences. Generally 75-85 rpm is a good number - some do 90-100 rpm; others are content at 70.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StanSeven View Post
    Do a search. There's lots of threads on this subject. It's also highly personal based on your specific build and muscle fiber type makeup. You can also train for faster cadences. Generally 75-85 rpm is a good number - some do 90-100 rpm; others are content at 70.
    As a commuter and occasional centurian, I prefer 90-100 on flats/slight inclines; 60 to 80 on hills.

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