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Old 11-20-16, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Carlosss View Post
I have too noticed that in smaller gears I gas out sooner and by the end of the 200m I struggle more.

Don't know about you guys but personally going high up the bankings around the corners in the windup always seems to tire me out. So I've been doing the slow path to the fence kinda thing, only staying at the fence around the corners for the final lap. I think my only issue is that sometimes I try to save too much energy and get too slow to the final back straight and then I lose about 1 km/h in max speed, specially with bigger gears. At the moment I was contemplating to go for 49/13 (102") but like you said if I make sure to to get to the final back straight a few km/h faster and get of the gas as usual around corner 4, I think 51/13 (106") could work out better. Maybe I could even get up to 125 RPM and get a big PR If I go for 49/13 I would have to get to around 130 RPM for a big PR. Mmmm...
The method of going straight to the fence can definitely leave you feeling worn out before you even start your run-in. Fitness is a factor, but also how you do it. I also preferred the steady drag up to the top until i was given some tips on the straight to the fence method. If you put more effort going down, out of the turns, and then let momentum get you up the next bank, rather than relaxing on the downs and pushing up each side, its FAR less tiring. I now prefer this method.

For context, my local track is 250m and 42deg in the bankings.
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