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Old 09-22-05, 11:51 AM
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I've read various topics on clip ins vs to clips and such. What I would like to know is are there any published papers showing actual mechanical statistics on the power (watts) difference in the different pedal configurations. Sorry I'm a geek and really like numbers.
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Old 09-22-05, 12:10 PM
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I'm not so sure that a true power chart could be created since pedaling is inconsistant. Perhaps if a robotic leg were to be created that mimiced a human and were set onto a bike and given different inclines and what not then it could be....

But a novice rider will ride different from a professional and the power curves will be very different.
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Originally Posted by InfamousG
I'm not so sure that a true power chart could be created since pedaling is inconsistant. Perhaps if a robotic leg were to be created that mimiced a human and were set onto a bike and given different inclines and what not then it could be....
But a novice rider will ride different from a professional and the power curves will be very different.

This sounds like a case for the Mythbusters!
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