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One legged bandit(4 posts)

One legged banditMiggido
Sep 17, 2002 12:48 PM
I've noticed recently that while riding, my left leg seems to do more work and as a result seems to get a little more pumped up than my right leg. No matter how hard I focus on spinning, this seems to occur. I'm kind of starting to think that one of my legs is longer than the other, but I don't know which is longer, or which is shorter. If my left leg is getting more of a pump, is that the longer one, or the shorter one? Or am I just crazy? I haven't been on the road bike that long (long time mountain biker). Any suggestions? Is it time for the one-legged sprint drills or whatever you call em'?
re: One legged banditMXL02
Sep 17, 2002 12:51 PM
Same for me...my left leg is 1cm longer longer, and it does most of the work. Custom fitting can help if it is real bothersome for you. Mine is so minimal that I just ignore it.
re: One legged banditNo_sprint
Sep 17, 2002 12:52 PM
Nobody is exactly, perfectly symmetrical in any way. The vast majority of us has one leg that is longer than the other. Typically less than a half inch. Nothing to worry about unless it's around an inch difference, which you would have noticed long long ago.
i would thinklotterypick
Sep 17, 2002 3:01 PM
that riding rollers would help you.

rollers would force you to learn to be even. most people who haven't ridden them ride with a swerve in their pedaling. you can see it when they ride down the road.

riding rollers would cure you fast. it's all about technique.