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Old 06-30-22, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by datlas View Post
But the population studied are presumably NOT cyclists but normal people. So for a normal person a cadence of 60 may be optimal, but for a trained cyclist I suspect a cadence of 80 may be optimal.
The test group were non-competitive cyclists, and their average preferred cadence was 81.

The study reports something interesting: the preferred 80 cadence was also where the subjects produced maximum power from the vastus lateralis (quadriceps muscle). Max power from the biggest leg muscle -- maybe that's what we naturally select for.
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