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Originally Posted by Dominae View Post
Riding outdoors, your bike maintains momentum even if you stop pedaling.
What you are referring to is inertial load. Pedaling at high speed, you are pedaling against a high inertial load. Riding at slow speeds or on a trainer the inertial load is low. Myself, I find it easier to put out power with higher inertial load, it just feels better. The studies I've read, however, haven't found a difference in power output regardless of inertial load. Regardless, I prefer riding with a tailwind and find it easier to put out higher power.

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