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First cadence computer...Natural cadence?

Old 09-06-09, 01:21 AM
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First cadence computer...Natural cadence?

I've never used a cadence computer (in 20 years of riding a road bike) and recently installed one.

My natural cadence (what feels right without thinking) is 88- 120. 90 feels right at home.

Good? Bad?
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Old 09-06-09, 01:52 AM
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I think your right on the money.
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that's a pretty wide range. and ok too.
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Originally Posted by yohimbe2
I've never used a cadence computer (in 20 years of riding a road bike) and recently installed one.

My natural cadence (what feels right without thinking) is 88- 120. 90 feels right at home.

Good? Bad?
Right where a road rider should be, IMO.
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I try between 80-100.
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Must be right you've been doing it for 20 years
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90 is average.

Some people obsess about their cadence. More important is to focus on pedalling smoothly, without wobbles, jerking, or dead spots.
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been riding for ~20 years. never used cadence until i got a powertap. I discovered my normal cadence is right around 100 most of the time. 90 actually feels like i'm 'mashing'.
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I like to stay between 90 and 100, except when I climb then it varies depending on how steep.
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85 to 95 for me on the flats. Faster on climbs. Slightly Mashing on the flats produces my best speed/endurance sweet spot, but I can't do that on a hill. I can't say I enjoy riding great, but I do greatly enjoy riding.
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