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Offline chainslap

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mountain vs road bike workouts
« on: October 08, 2008, 07:48:02 PM »
I ride the majority of my rides on the trails but catch an ocasional ride on my old road bike.  Ten years ago I was riding 90% road and I still have the same bike with the same ride position.  I find that on the trails my quads and knees feel the pain by the end of the day where as on the road, my hamstrings and glutes take the beating.  I had a several year hiatis between these activites, but i generaly run a higher cadenence on both bikes (about 90 rpm).  Is this a difference in body position or ride type.  I can tell my pedal stroke is not as smooth as it used to be in the roadie days.

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Re: mountain vs road bike workouts
« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2008, 07:52:33 PM »
sounds like the mtn bike seat may be too low... generally speaking.  Also mtn bike seats tend to be a little further back putting the bulk of the body behind the knee so to speak ini relation to the knee and crank arm position when compared to a raod bike.

this may be why your quads burn more with your fat tire ride.
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Re: mountain vs road bike workouts
« Reply #2 on: October 08, 2008, 07:59:03 PM »
This is not advertising or spam.  Get a Wobble Naught Fit.  I got mines done with Matt Go forth, best MONEY I EVER SPENT.
Get it, emancipate yourself from the pain.
Google wobble naught read it yourself.  Eddie O does it as well.

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Re: mountain vs road bike workouts
« Reply #3 on: October 09, 2008, 10:31:46 AM »
Eddie O does it as well.
He is coming down soon and monitors this board once in a while.  Sign up for a wobble.  Best investment for sure.  Eddie also uses the dart-fish pedal stroke video analysis.  That in itself will point out what you may be doing wrong or just improve up on.
« Last Edit: October 09, 2008, 10:35:06 AM by SandPine »

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Re: mountain vs road bike workouts
« Reply #4 on: October 09, 2008, 10:41:50 AM »
What does the E-man charge for such a fitting?
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Re: mountain vs road bike workouts
« Reply #5 on: October 09, 2008, 11:21:47 AM »
What does the E-man charge for such a fitting?
It depends on what you need.  Contact him directly and tell  him SandPine sent you.  (I gotz 2 get paid...  ;D)  His link:  http://55nineperformance.com/

 

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