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Old 01-31-20, 11:40 PM
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I don't know what trainer you're riding, but they are different. My wild guess is that on the road, you have a tendency to push down on the pedals and then let the momentum carry you along until the next pedal stroke. On the trainer, especially those with small flywheels, there's not as much momentum, like if you stop pedaling the thing just stops. On the road, you keep coasting, if you see what I mean. So you maybe have more of a tendency to pull back on the pedals or in other ways try to prolong the pedals stroke on the trainer so the thing keeps spinning along. Maybe. In any case, try lowering your saddle about 5mm, see if that helps. Maybe even a full cm. The saddle has to be at a just right height to facilitate other than just push-down pedaling.
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