Cannondale SuperSix, Lemond Poprad. Retired: Jamis Sputnik, Centurion LeMans Fixed, Diamond Back ascent ex
Has fixed slowed my cadence?
I have been riding a 48x17 for about 1k flat miles. I switched to fixed from a many geared bike. I found in first month I had no problem riding 120rpm constant with peaks to 130. I did find myself a bit slow out of stops. Now 3mo later I rarely cruise over 110, maybe peak at 120. This is slower and I notice it. On the flip side my starts are much stronger.
When I first started riding this ratio I wanted a higher one (like 48x16) for more speed. Now I wonder if a lower one would get my spin back up, but I also don't want to inhibit my top cruising speeds.
It seems to slow my spin down, but my power goes up. Then on the geared bike the spin come back. The power seems to help the spin a lot. I like alternating fixed to geared it seems to be the best thing for my power. It's so nice it does not seem like training.
bostontrevor: now that I understand it, very cool avitar!