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comment How does weight and strength of a person effects the riding of bicycle at higher speeds?
@Rider_X - your are totally correct. But the OP appeared to think the only way to produce more power was by pressing down harder on the pedals. This answer tells him how to produce more power without pressing harder and makes no mention of efficiency.
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answered How does weight and strength of a person effects the riding of bicycle at higher speeds?
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comment How does weight and strength of a person effects the riding of bicycle at higher speeds?
I come in at 64kg and have good power to weight. I can climb faster than 95% of those I can just keep up with on the flat, but on the flat its wind resistance that slows me. More power will make you go faster on the flat, more weight - if its muscle - should mean more power, meaning faster on the flat. If the power/weight is lower with weight gain, you will be slower on the hills.
Dec
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answered Can I use Kerosene for lubing the cogs and the chain
Dec
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comment What type chain lube should you use in a sand and salt water enviroment?
I see little point in spending good money on a belt. There is more to rust on a bike than the chain.
Dec
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reviewed Looks OK What type chain lube should you use in a sand and salt water enviroment?
Dec
14
answered First time commuter needs advice
Dec
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comment First time commuter needs advice
+1: Splitting days - Public transport might be an option as well.
Dec
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comment Are road brakes designed not to brake too much?
Only correct if the torque the brakes can exert on each wheel exceeds the static friction of the tire/road surface of the wheel the brake is operating on. Also presumes the operation of the brake is accurate and fast enough to be able to hold the wheels on the point of exceeding static friction. Practically maximum stopping comes from no only being able to lock the wheels, but having the control over the brakes not to.
Dec
12
comment How to decelerate effectively with a rear brake?
Without a front brake, On road I find slamming into the car that pulled out in front of me very effective. Off road I find slamming into trees nearly as effective as cars.
Dec
12
comment Are road brakes designed not to brake too much?
Last paragraph is completely incorrect. Prior to disc braked MTB had V brakes which provide significantly better braking force than road bikes, yet were still able to be modulated and control lockup. i.e. It is absolutely nothing to do with discs.
Dec
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reviewed No Action Needed Is it better to have a slightly big or slightly small bike?
Dec
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comment What features make a good fitness tracker for cyclists?
+1 for "without.......caloric expenditure is just a wild guess anyway" . I would go as far to put "research lab" in the .....
Dec
10
comment Cyclocross bike as fast as a roadbike?
On the shortest ride how much is gravel? How much hillier and windy are the gravel roads compared to the main roads. Straight gravel roads will hit speed a little bit, windy roads a lot more). You would need to gain 20% more speed on the sealed road to make up the distance, I find I loose about 5-10% on my MTB on straight gravel compared to sealed roads, however recently graded roads can knock speed by 50%.
Dec
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comment Saddle getting in place when cornering on MTB - what to do?
Learn to switch legs. There are other reasons why you need to be ambidextrous (not saying you cannot favor one stance, just you have to be competent and confident with both). In the wild, not every corner ends up nicely placed so your end up with you left leg forward going into it.....
Dec
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comment Why are wheels so important for racing?
Does stiffness play apart, if so, how (e.g. Deep V)?
Dec
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answered Torn. Want to support LBS but they don't carry what I really want
Dec
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answered Can you identify this Cateye HR Sensor E product model?
Dec
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reviewed Leave Open Tyre bulge when inflated, new
Dec
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comment Excited Beginner?
Very rough ball park is increase distance (time) 10% per week at same speed/effort to improve endurance. You need at least one long distance/low effort (time) ride per week, other exercises can be shorter duration high intensity. You get fit from recovery - not from exercise. At least 2 days between big sessions. Consider body weight conditioning 1 session per week and work your core and upper body for all round fitness - lunges, squats, press ups, crunches etc.