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climbing speed vs weight

Old 08-23-05, 01:23 AM
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climbing speed vs weight

I just finshed a hill climbing race and am looking for ways to improve for next year. Besides getting stronger and raising my LT, I'm wondering if there is a reference available where I could get some data on my possible increase in speed if I maintained the same power output but simply dropped body mass, say 5 to 10lbs.

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Old 08-23-05, 03:59 AM
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https://www.analyticcycling.com/ will tell you all kinds of fun stuff about what happens for a given power increase or weight drop or whatever interests you.
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Loosing 10lbs while maintaining your power would definetly help
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Bicycling magazine did a test a few years back, with some scientist from MIT or something... He figured with every pound you lose with the same power output, you gain about six seconds on a 20 minute climb.
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Try carrying various weights up your standard timed climb. Plot the results and extrapolate to a weight loss scenario.
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https://ida1.physik.uni-siegen.de/menn/hourrec.htm
go down to the hill climbing page on the left
it is very accurate, I have entered in a couple hill climb TT's that I have done and they are within 10 watts

They also have the same thing but with flat and with different positions on the bike.
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