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Levi's TT position

Old 01-27-12, 09:20 AM
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Levi's TT position

Just... wow.

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Old 01-27-12, 09:22 AM
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Old 01-27-12, 10:35 AM
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Originally Posted by botto
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Levi must be hittin' the yoga pretty hard.
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Old 01-27-12, 11:48 AM
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Saw that picture and was thinking the same thing. He's gonna be a beast this year.
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Old 01-27-12, 11:51 AM
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they'll ban that in no time
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Old 01-27-12, 12:06 PM
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He's been riding like that for some time. Pretty sure his CdA is smaller than mine. Lance discussed Levi's position in this video.

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Old 01-27-12, 12:49 PM
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Originally Posted by kleinboogie View Post
his CdA is smaller than mine.
not to mention that my left leg has more frontal area than his whole body.
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Old 01-27-12, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
not to mention that my left leg has more frontal area than his whole body.
Heh, I resemble that remark but yours is probably actual muscle.
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Old 01-27-12, 01:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
Just... wow.

Is it me, or do his feet look unusually forward of the pedal spindle? It's kinda hard to tell with the shoe covers.
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Old 01-27-12, 01:13 PM
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Is it me, or do his feet look unusually forward of the pedal spindle? It's kinda hard to tell with the shoe covers.
No I think it is the shoe covers that are misleading.
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Old 01-27-12, 02:12 PM
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My guess is that his feet are actually further back in his TT position.
Power increases to some significant extent as the cleat slides back, but at the cost of higher cadence & sprint.

I've worked on this a bit myself, after seeing some figures and hearing some folks speak really highly of it. (A researcher from the AIS, where they are TT craaazy, Tyler Hamilton was doing it, and other sources.)

Given the Levi relies almost completely on his TT to contend for wins & podiums in stage races - and he is famous for meticulous attention to detail about his gear, I'd bet he does in fact run a more rearward cleat position.
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Old 01-27-12, 02:15 PM
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I bet he can check his e-wang while riding he is so flexy...
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