I stumbled upon this gem recently. They explain that the most basic skill is the attack position. Here is my understanding of their teaching:
- Standing and not on the saddle.
- Center of gravity of the rider directly above BB.
- Center of gravity can be judged by handlebar interaction - if one is pulling or pushing the handlebars, CoG is not above BB.
- Arms half stretched, bum half way between saddle and highest possible position.
- Torso horizontal (parallel to ground).
Now, I have to wonder how can all those be possibly achieved simultaneously. Different seat heights and frame geometries are bound to result in different torso angle, relative to ground (if maintaining half-stretched arms and middle of distance from seat to top). For example, if the handlebars are high and the seat is low, the shoulders will be higher than the butt.
Furthermore, I wander if the
heavy feet, light arms applies to seated riding. Should I not be pulling or pushing the handlebars, while riding seated, aiming to pedal efficiently and fast?
Lastly, do the above apply to road bikes?