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revised 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?
Optimal cadence (in terms of metabolic efficiency) is a bit of a myth. There is a huge capacity adaption by skeletal muscles. See McDaniel, J., Durstine, J. L., & Hand, G. A. (2002). Determinants of metabolic cost during submaximal cycling. Journal of Applied Physiology 93:823-828.
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answered How does weight and strength of a person effects the riding of bicycle at higher speeds?
Dec
11
comment Cyclocross bike as fast as a roadbike?
@DanielRHicks - You are likely over inflating your tires. 100 psi for 700x35c would be optimal for loads well over over 150 lbs per wheel! See bikequarterly.com/images/TireDrop.pdf - This could make your ride excessively harsh.
Dec
11
comment Cyclocross bike as fast as a roadbike?
@Trengot - The larger volume means you can run a lower pressure and get the same contact patch size. Larger volume tires need less pressure. Lower pressure also means more suspension, which can be faster on rougher roads. My 700x35 at 75 psi (15% sag) are much faster over B roads than 700 x23 at 110 psi. The difference is measurable and repeatable.
Dec
4
comment Problems with Edge 510 Cadence/Speed Sensor
I would vote on checking the sensor/magnet alignment. The cold could shift alignment, if set up in warm conditions. Battery life seems pretty good, I still have one cadence sensor from 2009 going strong on the same battery it came with.
Dec
3
reviewed Approve The bike Weight and Performance gain for Lightweight riders?
Dec
2
comment Can I put the speedometer sensor for my cycle computer on my rear brake line?
I can confirm that this does work. Pipe insulation foam seems to work best as it is a little stiffer.
Nov
30
comment Are there any reasons why you would avoid going disc (other than cost) for racing cyclo cross?
When disc CX frames first started becoming available (ca. 2005) we used to joke that if you need to use your brakes you were doing CX wrong. Ahh, ignorance!
Nov
28
comment Why do we need front brakes?
@Batman - I updated the formula to be more technically correct. Note that I had defined it as "resistive force" rather than "static frictional force", which implies the maximal force possible.
Nov
28
revised Why do we need front brakes?
Updated formula to be more technically correct.
Nov
28
revised Why do we need front brakes?
Grammatical corrections
Nov
28
comment Why do we need front brakes?
@mattnz - why can't we have math and bicycles? Most Bicycling related math is relatively simple and would bore most mathematicians, but can be relevant to cycling questions.
Nov
27
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Nov
27
reviewed Leave Open What are the strengths, weaknesses and/or recommendations for a BLB Mosquito Saddle?
Nov
27
reviewed Approve How to thread gear cables through outers and end caps?