training with a 10kg pannier bag?

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training with a 10kg pannier bag?

Postby zill » Sun Apr 06, 2014 11:05 pm

I commute everyday and have about 10kg worth of things in my rear pannier bag. It is harder to ride with that weight but is there evidence to show that riding with that weight attached to the back wheel is actually good training? If so do pros do it occassionally in their training program?

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Re: training with a 10kg pannier bag?

Postby toolonglegs » Mon Apr 07, 2014 1:14 am

Doesn't really make any difference... the power you put out can be the same, you will just go slower with a heavier, less aero, poorer handling bike.

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Re: training with a 10kg pannier bag?

Postby queequeg » Mon Apr 07, 2014 5:32 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Doesn't really make any difference... the power you put out can be the same, you will just go slower with a heavier, less aero, poorer handling bike.


Except when you have a tailwind and those panniers act like a massive sail!
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Re: training with a 10kg pannier bag?

Postby PomBike » Mon Apr 07, 2014 8:57 pm

10 kg... What you're a builder carrying house bricks.



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Re: training with a 10kg pannier bag?

Postby zill » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:37 pm

toolonglegs wrote:Doesn't really make any difference... the power you put out can be the same, you will just go slower with a heavier, less aero, poorer handling bike.


I find that I often need to pedal harder with a rack (when going uphill or facing a strong headwind) since I prefer to always use the large front crank so can easily run out of gears at the back (I like to not use the biggest rear cog together with the big front cog in fear of bending the chain too much). Isn't that good training?

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Re: training with a 10kg pannier bag?

Postby zill » Mon Apr 07, 2014 10:38 pm

[quote="PomBike"]10 kg... What you're a builder carrying house bricks.



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I've got a heavy $200 lock plus other clothing. The panniers itself weigh a bit as well.

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Re: training with a 10kg pannier bag?

Postby zill » Tue Apr 08, 2014 7:55 pm

Also, I have found it much harder to take it easy (on flats or downhills) with panniers and maintain speed hence I have to push harder with panniers.

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