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Lifting rear wheel in sprint

Old 06-25-10, 02:44 PM
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Originally Posted by MDcatV View Post
my natural sprinting position is very much like mark cavendish's (and for you dip****s out there, please note that i'm in no way comparing myself to mark cavendish, only that we're about same size and look similar in sprint position), so i've got my head out over the front of my bike kind of far and low. i notice that when i jump really hard i have a tendency to invoke rear wheel skip, particularly when i've got the deep section rims on and even moreso when sprinting up a hill. if i immediately focus on smooth, the skip goes away. i practice this so that i can largely avoid it when i actually need to sprint.
I was not inferring that, and I am not a dip****. If you are skipping on the jump, then you are throwing your body forward too much, wasting valuable energy. Many sprints are won on the jump. That's how I won most of mine. Try doing some sprints in the little ring to work on your jump and your body position. The little ring won't give you as much resistance and thus you should not be so prone to throwing yourself forward. If you think too much you'll look great but you might lose the sprint. It all has to come naturally, and that takes time and practice. I never had a coach or even a higher category mentor, I had to figure this all out for myself. You will too. Best of luck.
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I've seen a lot of young guy sprinters that are quite successful at Cat 2 and above that have just horrible gear selection and "stroke" during their sprints. They are usually over geared and try to drive through the bottom of the stroke.

I have also seen some that have great technique.

"Form" sprints are a pretty good training tool, but simply going on fast group rides spinning instead of mashing does the same thing.
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Old 06-26-10, 11:37 AM
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IT is a matter of form. If you know the finish, plan your sprint half way through the race. Sort out the gears you will probably use in the final lap including through the final two turns.

Sometimes you should drop a gear heading into an uphill sprint which will allow you to get your leg speed up and pass the guys that start off over-geared. Then pop them down one at a time to hold them off. Simple.
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Old 06-30-10, 12:27 PM
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I had this problem in a few crits in the final sprints and I eventually tried smoothing out my pedal stroke and it has worked ok so far.
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Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
My rear wheel lifts off the ground during sprints. What am I doing wrong?
You are lifting up two much with your trailing leg and not pushing down hard enough with you forward leg. Push more pull less and you will get even stronger.
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Old 02-01-12, 09:37 AM
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Sprinting is so 2010. Nowadays everyone attacks at the registration table.
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Old 02-01-12, 09:42 AM
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I don't get this. You clearly had to search through old threads to find this one, only to answer a question that's already been answered.
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I was going to say long live the dead thread.
Remember, new member, be nice, probably just doing a little light reading.
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Old 02-01-12, 10:36 AM
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Maybe someone just trying to work up to their 50 posts so they can pm?
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I was going to say long live the dead thread.
Remember, new member, be nice, probably just doing a little light reading.
alright alright
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Old 02-07-12, 03:11 PM
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surprise, i was raised from the dead along with this thread.
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surprise, i was raised from the dead along with this thread.
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Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
surprise, i was raised from the dead along with this thread.
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BDC, I heard you bought a pair of runnin' shoes. We gotta get you back on the bike!

Hope things are going well, pal. If you end up riding near the district, hit me up.
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Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
surprise, i was raised from the dead along with this thread.
YOU'RE ALIVE! Wait, I knew that already.
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I have a BDCheung Junior on the way, so the bike has taken a back seat for now. But I'm keeping an eye on y'all and WILL be back in the saddle someday!
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Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
I have a BDCheung Junior on the way, so the bike has taken a back seat for now. But I'm keeping an eye on y'all and WILL be back in the saddle someday!
dude, speaking of old threads, do you remember this one?:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...t-want-to-hear

that is awesome news bdc - glad to hear you are doing well! congrats!
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Originally Posted by fly:yes/land:no View Post
dude, speaking of old threads, do you remember this one?:

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...t-want-to-hear

that is awesome news bdc - glad to hear you are doing well! congrats!
I forgot about that thread! Man how time flies... thanks for the link, it brought a big smile to my face!
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Congrats bd.

And welcome back .
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