Cycling Cadence

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What's a good cycling cadence?

Cycling Cadence

Don't slip into high gear! One of the biggest mistakes made by beginning cyclists is using too high of a gear (using too high of a gear makes pedaling harder, and can lead to fatigue). Lower gears make it easier to pedal.

The most important goal is to try and keep a steady cadence (the rhythm of your pedaling), even when going up and down hills. A good rhythm, between 80 and 100 revolutions per minute (rpm), is optimum. Don't push yourself too hard right off the bat. Instead, work your way up to those higher gears.

   

Comments

7/11/2007 6:25:39 AM
gld298 said:

lately im using low gear with my compact 50-34 gearing when going up hills but im easily get tired, this time i try high gear with 50 chainring is more easy and fast.




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