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Old 04-30-03, 12:01 PM
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One more pedal cadence question ...

This one is all about standing cadence vs. sitting cadence.

Given the same speed, on the same stretch of flat road. What is your standing cadence vs. your sitting cadence. I can only seem to be smooth out of the saddle up to about 70rpms, then my circles get ugly. At a similar speed, I'm running 95-105 rpms while seated.

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Old 04-30-03, 12:19 PM
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NO PROBLEMS HERE!! I've have always been told to shift UP 1-2 gears when rising to stand...so of course the cadance would have to drop.
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Old 04-30-03, 01:13 PM
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I upshift before I get out of the saddle. A good idea, especially if you're already in your largest cog. At any rate, my standing cadence is generally lower than seated. Although, as the spring goes on, I am able to keep a better spin up some of the climbs out here. Unfortunately, that'll go out the window in the next month when the wind is too bad to ride in.
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