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Old 08-26-2012, 06:23 AM   #1
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Put some flats on the 29er

Going to experiment to see of they are equally fast like the articles in the fitness forum say. Crank Brother 50/50's.



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Old 08-26-2012, 06:30 AM   #2
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Riders are fast. Pedals are not.



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Old 08-30-2012, 05:28 PM   #3
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Had a great ride yesterday. Pedals worked really well, cornering was insanely easier!

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Had a great ride yesterday. Pedals worked really well, cornering was insanely easier!
Did you have any issues re-wiring your brain not to try and pull up in the pedals?
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I don't really think people pull up as much as follow the pedal up as the other leg pushes the pedal down - unless you train yourself actively to do so - I make it easy - I just try to pedal fast - and then faster the next time - and so on

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I don't really think people pull up as much as follow the pedal up as the other leg pushes the pedal down - unless you train yourself actively to do so - I make it easy - I just try to pedal fast - and then faster the next time - and so on
I'm probably a freak in that perspective. Been training for an endurance race next weekend that includes 8k ft of vertical climbing and I pull the crap out of the pedals :-)
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yeah, i think so , good idea, I make it easy - I just try to pedal fast - and then faster the next time

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Did you have any issues re-wiring your brain not to try and pull up in the pedals?
No, in fact it's helped my road riding a ton. My pedal
Stroke is a lot more efficient now!
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yeah,i agree it, don't think people pull up as much as follow the pedal up as the other leg pushes the pedal down - unless you train yourself actively to do so .

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yeah,i agree it, don't think people pull up as much as follow the pedal up as the other leg pushes the pedal down - unless you train yourself actively to do so .
I'd recommend going on flats until the spring. I'm still running mine. Straightline Amps, awesome pedals. Just make sure to get good shoes. 5-10 and Teva make good ones.


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