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Post  kumagako on Thu May 12, 2011 12:54 pm

Ultimate solution is to train and improve climbing by doing climb repeats of course.
But to a weekend warrior racer who want to improve, these tips might help.

1. Reduce bike weight.

Burn your dollar and flatten you wallets. Rob your life saving to buy those lightweight but racing pedigree bicycle parts. Best to lighten up all rotating parts first (e.g. tires, wheels, pedals) than the static parts (e.g. frame, bars, saddle). Remember that lightweight parts are fragile and need proper maintenance or probably needs to be replaced with a new one every year.

2. Reduce you weight.

This is one of the best option to going faster up an incline. You can go for a fat burning regimen or for a faster result, a liposuction or niptuck. You can cut off any unused/extra body part (e.g. other kideny, other testicle, ear flaps).

3. Proper gear selection.

Start at an easy gear at the start of the climb
Then pick up speed by shifting to the next harder gear and make up for time when going up.
This is much faster than doing the other way around.
Most riders would shift to a harder gear at the start and lower the gear as the climb progresses.
This will knock off alot of speed because lowering your gears = decelerating.

4. Bring a granny gear.

Being best friends with a granny 32T cog can do wonders even at grade of 20%.

5. Maximum muscle recruitment.

Most problems of riders is that the saddle height is too high. A too high saddle height will cause higher power recruitment from your calves. The calves are only small muscles and tire easily. So when they die out on a climb, so will you.
A proper saddle height can be confirmed by a proper bikefit session or just buy eyeing your leg-thigh angle during the maximum extension when you pedal. Ideal angle is 145degrees.



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Post  Original_Sigbin on Thu May 12, 2011 3:28 pm

I'll try dis tips tomorrow early morning in mt faber and see f dis really works. ride
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Post  kumagako on Fri May 13, 2011 10:11 am

Original_Sigbin wrote:I'll try dis tips tomorrow early morning in mt faber and see f dis really works. ride

ayos! i bet ganito ginawa mo... jump

1. umakyat ka with no saddle bag at water bottles?
2. di ka kumain ng almusal at hindi uminom?
3. improved ur gear selection?
4. bumili ka ng 11-32 na cog?
5. bikefit?

akyat
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Post  Original_Sigbin on Fri May 13, 2011 10:27 am

kumagako wrote:
Original_Sigbin wrote:I'll try dis tips tomorrow early morning in mt faber and see f dis really works. ride

ayos! i bet ganito ginawa mo... jump

1. umakyat ka with no saddle bag at water bottles?
2. di ka kumain ng almusal at hindi uminom?
3. improved ur gear selection?
4. bumili ka ng 11-32 na cog?
5. bikefit?

akyat

i did a 8 loops 2geder with SMU bikers. masarap kng walng araw hindi madaling mapagod and diretcho na sa office pagkatapos. akyat bukas ulit rti tayo mg sigbing kapatid, kapuso and kapamilya.
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