Have been trying to average around 75-80. Is that too fast or too slow?
Thank you for the advice. I will start doing this on my next ride.INTEGRATE said:90 is usually the most widely recommended cadence. Anything lower and you will fatigue your legs more. At a higher cadence you will use your heart/lungs more, legs a little less. Helps a lot over the course of a long ride.
You can try the following drills to help you improve, its worked really well with our riders:
:30 seconds per RPM goal x 2-4 laps:
rest for 2:00
Do it again.
You can gradually jump up 5-10 rpm's every couple of weeks. We've used this drill to get folks who've had trouble hitting 80 to spinning comfortably at 110 rpm's in about 4-6 weeks.
That's reasonable for most riding, but there is nothing wrong with working towards something higher The League of American Bicyclists Smart Cycling classes suggest a typical cadence range for road riding of 75 to 95 rpm. Lance Armstrong races in the 90-120 rpm range. Some sprinters can hit close to 170 rpm.Have been trying to average around 75-80. Is that too fast or too slow?
BikeBum,Me personally I do know what the cadence is yet I have no clue what mine is. I actually go by MPH I don't have a cadence meter on my bike don't think I will either to be honest but that's just me
Cadence the number of pedal revolutions per minute. As you ride along steadily, count the number of times in a minute that your left foot is at the botom of a pedal stroke, and you have your cadence.Ok going to show my lack of knowledge here. Please explain this ? I have no idea what you are talking about ? I've heard it mentioned before but didn't and still don't understand what it means ? As in what it is ,why It's important? And how to figure it ? Explain please