|sprinting out of saddle: sway bike from side to side or no?||weiwentg|
May 25, 2003 4:55 PM
|when out of the saddle, is it best to a) have the bike sway hard from side to side, b) to minimize lateral movement, or c) do whatever you please?|
|C...do whatever wrings the most speed out of it!(nm)||merckx56|
May 25, 2003 4:58 PM
|Depends on the RPM's||speedisgood|
May 25, 2003 8:28 PM
|The lower the cadence, the greater the amplitude of the sway.|
|Watch the track riders (nm)||brider|
May 27, 2003 1:04 PM
|re: sprinting out of saddle: sway bike from side to side or no?||Cat 3 boy|
May 27, 2003 2:08 PM
|Just try riding out of the saddle WITHOUT swaying the bike!
If u can do that then I'm impressed.
|what I meant was...||weiwentg|
May 27, 2003 3:59 PM
|how much do you mash the bike from side to side? I don't sway my bike so much, but one guy I know looks like he's going out of control.
yes, I can ride out of the saddle without moving the bike from side to side. of course, I'm not usually going very fast when I do it that way.
|what I meant was...||Cat 3 boy|
May 28, 2003 12:02 AM
|as with most things in cycling you should always avoid the extremes, ie the guy who looks "out of control", he must be wasting so much energy.
If you watch a Tour stage in the mountains a good climber is rhythmically rocking the bars to & fro as he pedals out of the saddle, the body being almost motionless above the swaying bike.
The French have a great term for riding out of the saddle: "en danseuse" says it all ;)