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Old 04-18-24, 08:20 PM
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Originally Posted by terrymorse
85-95 on flat terrain. 75-80 on climbs.
I assume you're sitting on climbs? I do a lot of standing on climbs just to change things up and my cadence is in the 50's then.
I have made a concerted effort over the last couple of years to increase my cadence on other terrain. Best way has been to do a lot of zone 2 training rides on an indoor bike where I can simulate flat terrain and ride a steady 90 rpms for an hour plus. Was 80 rpm's when I started.
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Old 04-18-24, 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by tobey
I assume you're sitting on climbs? I do a lot of standing on climbs just to change things up and my cadence is in the 50's then.
When climbing in the saddle, my cadence is 75-85.

Climbing out of the saddle, Iíll click up 1-2 gears and maintain a cadence in the high 60s or low 70s.
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My happy spot cadence-wise is 85. But I had to work up to that, as I was a low rpm masher type. I find it much easier on my knees, and I like that I can spin faster if I need or want to dial things up a bit. I may have put too much emphasis on cadence, so now I work too on putting out power instead of always dropping gears to spin.
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I ride single speed so I reckon the range is about 40-150. Back calculated from a typical speed on a flat trail, I spend a lot of time in the low 90s with a 42/17. It would be upper 80s with 42/16.

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I was doing a Zwift workout yesterday that called for 110 cadence at a low wattage and it made it feel easy. At higher wattage it didn't specify cadence but I kept it 90-100. Only during recovery intervals did it drop to 80. But when I ride outside I generally have no idea about cadence even though I have it displayed on my computer. I just never give it much thought anymore.
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