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How to Pedal Efficiently

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In this video you'll learn how to pedal efficiently on a road bike

This short educational video aims to inspire newcomers to the sport of road cycling

An efficient pedalling technique can really help to make you a better cyclist. We recommend checking out our video on how to use clipless pedals too!

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In this video you will learn how to pedal efficiently while cycling.

The key steps are: the bike set-up, and the pedalling action The saddle.

Adjust the height of the saddle so that the leg comes down to near-straight when the pedal is at 6 o'clock.

The angle behind the knee should be around 150 degrees You may also what to change crank length.

Shorter crank legths might be easier to pedal - especially if you have shorter legs.

The pedalling action should be a smooth, complete circular rotation.

If you don't have clipless pedals, the ball of the foot should contact the pedal, and when the pedal is at 3 o'clock, the knee should be vertically in line with the ball of the foot.

Maximum force will come from the downswing But avoid stamping on the pedals - there should be a consistent contact between the sole of your shoe and the pedal as it spins.

you should also feel some light lifting power coming from the glutes and hamstrings on the upswing, rather than relying on the leftover rotational force from the initial downswing The upper body should remain as still as possible.

Swinging around from side to side is unnecessary and wastes energy.

You know how to pedal efficiently.

Enjoy your ride!.


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