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Whats your RPM at?

Old 03-24-09, 04:43 PM
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Whats your RPM at?

Due to the inclement weather out here, have been spending a bit of time on the machine. If I don't look at the display and just tap away, I find that I am all ways at about 92 RPM, while not busting myself up. At 42 and just having fun, what ya think..... And you?
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80rpm. But I'm slow. And I know it.
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0. I have been off the bike for a few hours. Feet up on the coffee table.
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usually in the 80-90 range when crusin, max is about 140
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I produce peak power around 120. I do a lot of training around 80 to work on strength.

42 RPM is pretty low, but if you are having fun go for it.

I also think you shouldn't end your thread titles with prepositions, but that's just me.
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Cruising on my road bike (175 cranks) on semi-flat terrain: ~105
On my touring bike (180 cranks) in the hills: ~95
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Avg usually 100. Max +/- 185
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My natural cadence on a bike is probably around 90. On a bike machine I'm usually around 100rpm for some reason.
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i ride at about 80 around town just chillin, cruise around 100 during training rides, and max out around 140. im also 22.
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Originally Posted by BustaQuad View Post

42 RPM is pretty low, but if you are having fun go for it.

I also think you shouldn't end your thread titles with prepositions, but that's just me.
42 is the age, not the RPM. As for the prepositions...... that's just the way I roll. Crazy, no?
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Average cadence is directly proportional to IQ. It's a law of nature.

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Inversely proportionally?
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Usually average about 95. My last race was average 98, and my ride today was average 91.
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Average 95, max of 185 (been doing spin-ups recently).
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222 max.

or about 114km/h on 50x12 with 700x23 wheels.
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I rigged my cadence meter to read off my jockey gear. I feel like


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I'm around 95avg top out 180+-
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i feel best at 105 avg. up to 115 avg in fast crits.
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Average RPMs

I always try to hit 90 RPMs. If you are under this you are in the wrong gear. It also depends if you are a "Spinner" or "Pusher" or Gear Masher. Spinners are at higher RPMs. Lance is a Spinner. Look at his RPMs on the big climbs during the Tour De France. He is spinning at a higher cadence than other climbers. I counted his RPMs during a TT during the Tour of California. He was over 115, I think I counted 120 during one section. He is definitely spinning.
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Cadence normally varies with the torque applied to the cranks. If I have may trainer at max load and I'm in the 50/12 I can barely muster 70 rpm. It's just like hard climbing. Shift up to the 14T and I can spin at 100+. I tend to use the trainer for hight torque and lower cadences sessions on purpose, becasue over 1 hour bores me to death.
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Used to be 78 RPM. Bought a new turntable, now it's 33 1/3.
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90 to 100 when spinning. 65 to 75 when mashing. all numbers relevant to trainer workouts. later.
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~90 rpm average on rolling-terrain rides.
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Originally Posted by BustaQuad View Post
I produce peak power around 120. I do a lot of training around 80 to work on strength.
LOL, are you a hummingbird? What do you mean by peak power?

Typically, peak sustained power is at <90 rpm...

LOL2, 80 rpm isn't going to require much neuromuscular strength.
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