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WAKIdesigns vittoria's article
May 29, 2016 at 15:29
14 hours
How To Climb With Lindsey Voreis - Video
@PLC07: which basically brings us to the conclusion that physiology (fast twitch/slow twitch + neuroconnections, posterior chain, mobility) dictates your choice of gearing then terrain, and any sort of this cadence, chainring this crank length ideology is straight bollocks... I spent (wasted) 2 years on volume training, my body just does not respond to it. The guy next door may not get anything frome table deadlifting and sprints. What annoys me most on the subject is knee injury crowd. A few unfortunate dudes trying to raise awareness, bringing fear to the table, messing it all up even more. All I can say is I acknowledge your pain, I heard you, I feel sorry for you, you are still lovable despite your knees being fkd, chill out.
WAKIdesigns vittoria's article
May 29, 2016 at 12:17
17 hours
How To Climb With Lindsey Voreis - Video
@IronBender: I have a few climbs here that make me worry about the chain. I could do them if they were double as long, but not longer. Despite deadlifting and training sprints this year, I am still getting to max pulse on top of them. One of them, a 30m long steep slab is barely doable on 1:1 ratio in wet, and virtually undoable on a granny, both because of grip and front wheel lifting up, despite sitting at the very tip of the saddle. When I set the chainstay on my hardtail under 410mm, I can't climb it. Perhaps Plus tyre could help. But I can say directly that it cannot be a fatbike or 29+ because as much grip as they have, they are too heavy for my power output. Make no mistake I am a climb fetishist, I may lack power but in terms of skill the area where I could improve is now trials skills, hopping in particular. I am friends with max pulse, that blessful place where it just stops to get harder. I also ride with an incredible powerhouse, a dude who broke his rear mech so it got stuck on 3 hardest gears, with 36t front, and he still climbed up a climb he never rode before that I managed to do only once in dry. I often find the way to go a steep pitch by behaving like a BMXer at the start gate and first straight, rather than vroom on Mont Ventoux. But my muscles are just built that way.
WAKIdesigns vittoria's article
May 29, 2016 at 11:23
18 hours
How To Climb With Lindsey Voreis - Video
@vinay: well from what you say, it seems you should be sporting quite a hard gear for balance, acceleration and grip. Now... are you in Ryan Leech church of balance (too)?
WAKIdesigns ikeizer's article
May 29, 2016 at 11:21
18 hours
Young Guns: XCO World Cup Round 3, La Bresse
Jesus on last picture: Calm down people! Yes those guys ride down faster on semi slicks than Enduro brah on Minions.
WAKIdesigns vittoria's article
May 29, 2016 at 11:05
18 hours
How To Climb With Lindsey Voreis - Video
@vinay: yup but those bursts you are describing are much better on harder gear. I have some next to impossible climbs here, which are truly impossible on gearing that is not close to 1:1 ratio when calculated for 26" wheels. Both in terms of grip and capacity to generate speed on tap. So yea high spinning for regeneration be my guest but I find it highly questionable how a person who cranks 36-50 can utilize 36-11, since if your slow twitch muscles spin those 90-110RPM they won't handle 36-11. DH pros occasionally use 38t-11t, so an amateur is easily well off with 36t front. And 36-50 is damn light gearing. I ride 36-42 on 650B with 1.5 ply tyres and 160 travel, and find it spot on if not too easy.
WAKIdesigns vittoria's article
May 29, 2016 at 10:41
19 hours
How To Climb With Lindsey Voreis - Video
It's about slow vs fast twitch muscles, period. Yes there may be some very fit people truly utilizing 50t but that is because their body is predisposed to such cadence by genetics and type of training. Those are none the less freaks. If you look at latest bike checks from XCO World Cups, those guys use XX1 or XTR with rather large chainrings. I heard it all about legendary climbs from proponents of high cadence. If you really want I can quote numbers from app which tells what speed you can achieve at which RPM based on gearing and wheel size. You will find that those speeds come very close if not slower to a man pushing a bike up the hill. Most of those very steep climbs are a nice challenge to climb and agreat subject for sea monster stories, but on daily basis riding them up makes no sense since pushing becomes a viable option. I too know a genetic freak and he rides single speed on stuff most of us locals crank on lowest gears. Then You have Tracy Moseley and Justin Leoc on front mechs, asopposed to Jared Graves riding gruesome climbs in Whistler on 38t front and 42t rear.
WAKIdesigns vittoria's article
May 29, 2016 at 8:14
21 hours
How To Climb With Lindsey Voreis - Video
@IronBender: gearing choice depends mostly on muscle structure, a mix of genetics and kind of training you do. Riding steep on high cadence is fine when you have abundance of grip, but just won't work if it's slippery as hell because you will be putting too much power per rotation of the wheel and won't be able to modulate power as well as on harder gear. It is also harder to keep the front planted when spinning fast but this is something one can eventually get used to.
WAKIdesigns vittoria's article
May 29, 2016 at 0:07
1 days
How To Climb With Lindsey Voreis - Video
standing pedalling is the only effective way when climbing through a rock garden as it allows you to maintain balance and use movements of the whole body to accelerate and get your wheels on top of the stuff. Shifting to harder gear before a rocky section does wonders to grip, balance and ability to accelerate. Also much easier to do pedal timing. Lift weights, do sprints, train balance skills. There is nothing worse than a dude cranking 100RPM through a rock garden, usually a kind of person bitchin on BB height.
WAKIdesigns geebeebee's article
May 28, 2016 at 22:56
1 days
27.5 vs 29er vs 27.5+ with Peaty, Warner, T-Mo and Friends - Video
@deeeight: there is still no point in testing a fatbike or a Plus bike on a DH track against other bikes. They excell in the terrain you describe and ride more than well everywhere else. They redefine the word all-round or do-it-all bike. DH bike on another hand is completely useless outside steep, bumpy track. Even XC racing bike on semi slicks can do more than a Dh bike.
WAKIdesigns vittoria's article
May 28, 2016 at 15:28
2 days
How To Climb With Lindsey Voreis - Video
This was meant to be about climbing but I can see how it can roll down thehill rather quickly...
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