Join Date: Jun 2004
Bikes: Cannondale SuperSix, Lemond Poprad. Retired: Jamis Sputnik, Centurion LeMans Fixed, Diamond Back ascent ex
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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.