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Spin???(5 posts)

Spin???Greg B
Sep 5, 2003 1:29 PM
"Spin"...Would someone please provide a specific explanation of the term. TIA.

Greg
higher cadence (>100) with lower pedal pressure nmDougSloan
Sep 5, 2003 1:33 PM
higher cadence (>100) with lower pedal pressure nmKSC
Sep 5, 2003 2:19 PM
I thought spin also referred to applying pressure through a greater part of the pedalling circle. Mashing would be just pushing down really hard and letting the momentum carry your foot around to the top of the circle, whereas a spin would involve exerting a backwards and upwards force to apply pressure most of the way through the circle, hence the beauty of clipless pedals. Is that true?
Spin = high cadence. Doesn't imply anything elseKerry Irons
Sep 5, 2003 4:27 PM
However, it is hard to spin and not become smoother and therefore have a better pedal stroke. But spinning is just about high cadence (typically >90 rpm is considered spinning).
lots of people imply "easy" ridingDougSloan
Sep 5, 2003 7:51 PM
Lots of people say they might go for an "easy spin" or "just spinning," etc. To me, they mean they are riding easy, not pushing hard on the pedals, but not even necessarily using high cadence. Might be a corruption of the term, but I think many riders use it that way, too.

Doug