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anyone ever heard of power cranks?there not fixed .(13 posts)

anyone ever heard of power cranks?there not fixed .the bull
Mar 19, 2003 3:54 AM
there a training crank . and the move independently of each other.

anyone use them
maybe podium bound Nickcyclopathic
Mar 19, 2003 4:04 AM
he is down under, you'll have to wait to ask
Did spent_nick ask about these?the bull
Mar 19, 2003 9:25 AM
a while backcyclopathic
Mar 19, 2003 1:34 PM
also canadian national track team uses them
Oh, not AGAIN!!! (nm)Alexx
Mar 19, 2003 4:53 AM
re: anyone ever heard of power cranks?there not fixed .RobbDC
Mar 19, 2003 7:00 AM
i've used them..but not extensively. From what i understand, they are a great training tool, especially in winter training months.
re: anyone ever heard of power cranks?there not fixed .brider
Mar 19, 2003 8:14 AM
I know of several triathletes that use them. The biggest benefit to them is improvement in their run (presumably from usage of the hip flexors on the bike). You can ask around at Slowtwitch or Tri-Newbies Online (but be prepared for a flame war at Slowtwitch). I have no experiance with them myself (no interest either, at over $500 a set).
a really good tri-athlete recomended them to me.nmthe bull
Mar 19, 2003 9:27 AM
I've been using them for almost three years ( nm )superdog
Mar 19, 2003 8:15 AM
heave they helped your spin?nmthe bull
Mar 19, 2003 9:28 AM
Mar 19, 2003 10:31 AM
They greatly improved my spin and hip flexor strength. I only recently started racing so I don't have any before/after race results.

I do, however, have some training benchmarks that I compared after using them for a year.

ULCER Century before 5:31:00
ULCER Century after 4:42:00
Millcreek Canyon before 1:01:12
Millcreek Canyon after 51:14

I'm guessing at these times but I'm within a minute. 2003 is the first year I have been involved in a serious "structered" training program so I expect to drop my times even more.

If you are going to start using them I would suggest you not use them full-time if your racing season is about to start.
I was going to put them on my trainer.nmthe bull
Mar 19, 2003 3:04 PM
If you do that, you'll miss all the fun nmsuperdog
Mar 19, 2003 3:22 PM