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Cyclists shave their legs for three reasons: 1. To avoid any insect clings in their feet hair 2. Get a better massage 3. For a cool feel during the ride


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In addition to the previously mentioned benefits, recent wind tunnel testing performed by Specialized has shown that shaved legs will save about 50 to 82 seconds over a 40km TT...certainly not an inconsequential amount. Turns out the oft-cited study from 1987 that many use to say that leg hair doesn't affect aerodynamics ...


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Yes, the arms should support some of a rider's weight. However, outside of a hard effort, the hands should be light on the bars and the arms should be relaxed. I'm reminded of a brief quote from Wheelmen, "[Eddie] Borysewicz adjusted the [American] riders' bikes, taught them proper positioning, and described how to use their abdominal muscles to keep ...


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Your center of gravity doesn't change just because you let go of the bars. Usually when I am pedaling on a flat or a climb, I am also pulling up on the handlebars to get some extra downforce. I keep my butt in the saddle regardless.


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Just an observation in my own experience. I used to stand a lot when riding competitively some 20 years ago. Over time (I'm now 60-years old), I've come to ride seated the vast majority of the time. I live in the mountains and a typical training day averages 100 feet of climbing per mile with 40 to 60 miles on any single day. What I've come to find these ...



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