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Old 07-25-16, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by gecho View Post
Unless it is a really short hill, standing shouldn't be necessary. Personally after more than 30 seconds standing during a climb my legs start to burn out. Plus if you start to run out of momentum it can be tricky to shift back down while standing without horrible drive train noises and possibly a broken chain.

In a typical ride I rarely stand at all. When I do stand it is usually just to stretch a bit.

Agreed. Definitely no shifting while standing. Standing and pedaling is a whole new workout. I learned a lot about form taking a spin class last winter.
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