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Old 03-06-05, 10:39 PM
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What do you spinout at?

Just curious at what speeds you all spin out at? Today I hit 28mph @ 93rpm in 44/11, that's about all the faster I spin.
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58 mph 140 rpm 53x11 gears
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Originally Posted by pacesetter
58 mph 140 rpm 53x11 gears
I can't even pedal that fast...100rpm is where I top out at....
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One day I'm going to speak this dialect.
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Originally Posted by HaagenDas
One day I'm going to speak this dialect.
Do you not understand what I am asking?
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Old 03-06-05, 11:13 PM
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Some kind of gearing... sometimes for fun I'd just go low and spin, I hit 165rpm once doing about 32mph.
It was a good test for the fit and smoothness of my spin. I was only bouncing around a little.
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What I want to know is, the fastest you've gone while pedalling, what gearing you were using (44x11), how fast you were going(28mph) and how fast you were spinning(93rpm)
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Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
Do you not understand what I am asking?
Nah You guys must bike in wind tunnels or labs or something. Either that or I just haven't twigged to all the bells and whistles you guys must have.

I put a deposit on a bike on Saturday and said to the bloke behind the counter as I looked at the wall of accessories. "I sure hope I don't have to buy all that cause that'll set me back quadruple what the bike did and I'll I want to do is ride.

As I said in the beginning somewhere. I'm not gonna get one of those lime coloured shirts, I'm not gonna shave my legs, and I'm not gonna get shoes that I can't walk in. I am certainly not cut out for the trendy side of this game.... Maybe I should just leave you guys in peace while I spin my wheels aimlessly.
Some dude here was talking about cassettes and I don't even have an MPEG player yet
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Originally Posted by HaagenDas
Nah You guys must bike in wind tunnels or labs or something. Either that or I just haven't twigged to all the bells and whistles you guys must have.

Heh I'm pretty sure he's saying he hits that going downhill.
I sure can't hold 160rpm going straight at 32mph. If I hit 30+ mph on flat ground, it's going to be at around 100-110rpm.
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I've never spun out before, either because I'm too chicken or I'd probally die if I did so. Fixies are mean that way.
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fastest I have gone is 55mph, pedaling in 53x11.

Not sure of my rpm's, but I didn't spin out.

just as a side note I almost pissed my pants when I was going that fast...

never again
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Fastest I have spun out is 39 MPH in a 53-12 during a sprint... not sure of the RPM but it was over 120 RPM...
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impressive, any techniques to keep from bouncing? I start to bounce at anything over 100rpm I turn it's a freakin' jackhammer.
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Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
impressive, any techniques to keep from bouncing? I start to bounce at anything over 100rpm I turn it's a freakin' jackhammer.

My average cadence is around 105. I would classify myself as a spinner. I rarely get on the big chainring. I start bouncing around 130-140 rpms but it tends to smooth out again around 160. When I do small gear sprints I can reach 180 fairly easily. To keep from bouncing you have to concentrate on spinning all of the way around the pedal circle, not just on the downward push. At upper rpms just think about pulling back on the pedals like you are scraping mud off your shoes and the rest kind of takes care of itself.
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Ride fixed, it'll help you learn to spin real well...
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Old 03-07-05, 06:32 AM
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Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
Just curious at what speeds you all spin out at? Today I hit 28mph @ 93rpm in 44/11, that's about all the faster I spin.
For that bike with that gearing that's not bad. When you get the new bike going you'll pick up a couple of mph or more. And over time you get better at spinning too.
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For some of us spining at 140 or 160 RPM will not happen. Someone like me with 180 mm cranks over 120 - 130 RPM gets horrible... it does not matter how smooth my stroke is I end up bouncing. A fixie like said above should help with that.

At 120 RPM the pedals get so light that it feels like I am not pushing anymore and I upshift. At higher gears in the big ring I notice alot though!
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Originally Posted by HaagenDas
Nah You guys must bike in wind tunnels or labs or something. Either that or I just haven't twigged to all the bells and whistles you guys must have.

I put a deposit on a bike on Saturday and said to the bloke behind the counter as I looked at the wall of accessories. "I sure hope I don't have to buy all that cause that'll set me back quadruple what the bike did and I'll I want to do is ride.

As I said in the beginning somewhere. I'm not gonna get one of those lime coloured shirts, I'm not gonna shave my legs, and I'm not gonna get shoes that I can't walk in. I am certainly not cut out for the trendy side of this game.... Maybe I should just leave you guys in peace while I spin my wheels aimlessly.
Some dude here was talking about cassettes and I don't even have an MPEG player yet
I never thought I'd get some of those things either. That being said I'm a firm believer in clipless pedals/shoes and cycling shorts. Going clipless wasn't such a bad transition because there is a good bit to be gained toward pedaling efficiency. But I swore up and down I'd never wear lycra. A sales guy at a cycling shop convinced me that padded shorts would make those 3+ hour rides more bearable so I bought 1 pair of shorts and gave them a try. He was right. But that's where I draw the line! No shaving the legs and no lycra jerseys. Some things are best left alone!
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I never thought I'd get some of those things either. That being said I'm a firm believer in clipless pedals/shoes and cycling shorts. Going clipless wasn't such a bad transition because there is a good bit to be gained toward pedaling efficiency. But I swore up and down I'd never wear lycra. A sales guy at a cycling shop convinced me that padded shorts would make those 3+ hour rides more bearable so I bought 1 pair of shorts and gave them a try. He was right. But that's where I draw the line! No shaving the legs and no lycra jerseys. Some things are best left alone!

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Originally Posted by PWRDbyTRD
impressive, any techniques to keep from bouncing? I start to bounce at anything over 100rpm I turn it's a freakin' jackhammer.
Most people generate more power between 80 - 100 RPMs so there really isn't much reason to go higher than that. Your cadence should be a function of power, not the other way around. Ride at a cadence that allows you to generate the most power and is comfortable to you.

Obviously, Armstrong is an exception to this rule with his freakishly high cadence. But there are plenty of top riders like Ulrich who pedal at much slower cadences and are able to produce significant amounts of wattage. I'd be one of them ... with the exception of generating big wattage!

As to your question, I've never really tried a top speed on either an MTB or road bike. I'm more interested in improving my 50 mile time so sprint training is not necessary. I think my top speed on an MTB is around 25 on the flats but I'm not sure. I was a sprinter in high school and ran a 440 in 58 seconds if that helps. Coudn't do that now though.
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About 105 r/min is the max for me. That is only when starting in traffic in a low gear, and I wind out on the two lowest cogs. Most of the time I'm in the 80's and 90's. Short legs, long cranks.
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140 Rpm.
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I don't have something to measure my cadence but my friend told me it's 90rpm average. And I don't have clipless nor toe clips
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