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Discussion: strugging

in: OJ; OJ > 2016-10-30

Nov 1, 2016 10:57 AM # 
for traction.
just too powerful :-)
Nov 1, 2016 11:09 AM # 
Yep, that must be it.

Seriously though, what do you do about it? I found I had to adopt an uncomfortable sort of riding position where I hung back off the handlebars over the back wheel just to get up the hill. I don't think I have ever seen 'proper' cyclists doing that...
Nov 1, 2016 2:39 PM # 
Pantani used to do that,
going downhill

are you standing or sitting ?
sitting will pretty much eliminate it.
gearing is the other element, higher gearing will allow you a higher cadence, lower torque for same power ( and allow you to sit on steeper gradients)
Nov 1, 2016 3:56 PM # 
Yeah too steep to sit so probably need some different gearing really.
Nov 1, 2016 5:20 PM # 
If you can't get a higher gear then what you did was right mate! Getting up Rowsleybar in the grease is an nightmare if u can't get a high gear so it's just a case of getting as much weight over the rear wheel as poss!
Nov 1, 2016 10:37 PM # 
just don't flip it over backwards !!
Nov 3, 2016 12:06 PM # 
Basically you are just running on a bike not cycling.
Nov 3, 2016 9:49 PM # 
Mmm good point.

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