Join Date: Dec 2004
Bikes: Colnago ExP, Look 595, Look 496, plus a few more...
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Everyone has an ideal cadence... just because the current trend is high cadence, does necessarily mean that this is correct for you. There is definitive benefits in increased cadence (wattage per revolution is lower, hence you will have a theoretical ability to generate higher wattage), but also drawbacks (you tax your cardiovascular system much more). You need to find your comfort zone, where you have the correct balance. In general, 60-70rpm is a bit low though... you can probably work on getting that up to at least mid. 80's and still be comfortable.