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This is how to improve your cadence

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This is how to improve your cadence

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Wow, my legs don't move that quickly.
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Wow, my legs don't move that quickly.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fast_twitch_muscle
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More impressive to me is the fact that Taylor Phinney can hit 2050 watts in a sprint...
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I was thinkin' they just put the video in FFW for a trick. Watching it a 2nd time, I see the observer guy moves normally while riders are spinning fast.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche
More impressive to me is the fact that Taylor Phinney can hit 2050 watts in a sprint...
I'd like to see that.

Despite the fact that he won the kilo at US Nats, the kid is still very much a roadie, and I don't think he has the upper body necessary to generate that kind of power.
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Originally Posted by Duke of Kent
I'd like to see that.

Despite the fact that he won the kilo at US Nats, the kid is still very much a roadie, and I don't think he has the upper body necessary to generate that kind of power.
I googled 'Taylor Phinney Sprint' and read that he could do average over 1k watts for 30 seconds.

He maxed out his powertap computer. It read 1999 but when they downloaded the data, it displayed 2050.

I don't even know how to comprehend that. Figures that Lim calls him 'All-Twitch'.
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Originally Posted by ridethecliche
I googled 'Taylor Phinney Sprint' and read that he could do average over 1k watts for 30 seconds.

He maxed out his powertap computer. It read 1999 but when they downloaded the data, it displayed 2050.

I don't even know how to comprehend that. Figures that Lim calls him 'All-Twitch'.
Big track sprinters put out more than that. Nothstein was 2200+ watts. Hoy can probably do more.
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Well I'll just go and sulk in a corner now at how poor I am in comparison.
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I have been trying to get my friends on some fixed gears with low gearing to improve cadence. I can now smoothly hit 140 and haven't been trying that hard, as spring rolls around im hoping to hit 160 and be able to maintain 130 or so.
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Those are some crazy revs there. Very cool.

Originally Posted by ridethecliche
I googled 'Taylor Phinney Sprint' and read that he could do average over 1k watts for 30 seconds.
I'd sure hope so. My best 30s power is 1049W, and he'd kill me.
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Originally Posted by dysFTP
Big track sprinters put out more than that. Nothstein was 2200+ watts. Hoy can probably do more.
Right, but Taylor isn't huge or solely a track rider.

He's a good sprinter, TT'er, Track rider, and track sprinter. If you look at one thing in isolation it doesn't really give you good information. Hoy would probably not do so well in a road race.
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Originally Posted by droptop
I have been trying to get my friends on some fixed gears with low gearing to improve cadence. I can now smoothly hit 140 and haven't been trying that hard, as spring rolls around im hoping to hit 160 and be able to maintain 130 or so.
During a race?

Is it just me or does that sound like a bit of a waste of energy?
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Originally Posted by bdcheung
during a sprint?
No. He said maintain 130 rpm. I figure he was talking about cruising at that rpm.

I'm gunning for 200 rpmish in a sprint. I routinely hit the 150-170 range if I'm geared right. Gotta use that leg speed to get the power up or my legs give out wayyy too soon.

Though, to be fair, I was routinely doing 120 or so in crits where I just forgot to shift since I was concentrating on following what was going on. It wasn't out of my comfort zone at all!

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My life is over. I'm going move to Florida and call myself a climber.
After watching a guy on rollers?

Geez...
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