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Fixed gear training

Postby puffdaddy » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:06 pm

Is there any set standard or approximate for fixed training,I have been told it pays dividends for road racing?,,"eg: 120 rpm (AT) 30kph" I would like to dial a gear and train in it for the duration of the ride,,
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Re: Fixed gear training

Postby brentono » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:24 pm

For 700c the gear would be 52.5 inches (old school) or 4.167 metre rollout. (i.e. 120 rpm (AT) 30kph)
Depending on your cog or CW that will get you there, get a gear-chart.
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Re: Fixed gear training

Postby sogood » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:32 pm

There's no standard. The "standard" depends on the rider, the type and phase of training, and the type of terrain.
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Re: Fixed gear training

Postby puffdaddy » Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:38 pm

The 80 km ride varies so much nothing super steep,,Might dial a random gear and go with it ?,,experiment might be the answer,,
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Re: Fixed gear training

Postby brentono » Thu Apr 07, 2011 3:24 pm

If you check a gear chart you will see, there is a standard.
39x20 will get you there (or 47x24), 30Kph at 120 rpm. Simple as that.
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Re: Fixed gear training

Postby sogood » Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:01 pm

There is an equation to express gearing, but there's no standard as to which gearing to use for an individual's training. What fixed wheel training gives is approx 20-30% extra work (subject to terrain and other parameters) and variable cadence (spin). You can ride harder on multi-geared bike and achieve the same level of work.
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Re: Fixed gear training

Postby brentono » Thu Apr 07, 2011 4:10 pm

puffdaddy wrote:Is there any set standard or approximate for fixed training


Personally I used 46x20 so that's 62inches, and that worked for my fixed training,
as a preparation for road (and track)... hope it works for you, puffdaddy.
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Re: Fixed gear training

Postby puffdaddy » Thu Apr 07, 2011 5:18 pm

Sorry if I am thick or missed it ,,What does that equate in cadence and kph ?
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Re: Fixed gear training

Postby mikesbytes » Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:57 pm

There's 2 schools of thought, old school and new school
Old school is what brenteno has quoted. Really low gear 52.5" I think he quoted (too lazy to scroll down)
New school is what I do. 81" and smash the [something] out of it. I've hit 70kph on it :shock:

Both Old school and New school have their benefits.

I'll give you 2 options;
1. Ride whatever comes with it and if you hate it change it
2. Train on different gears, changing it every so often
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Re: Fixed gear training

Postby puffdaddy » Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:51 pm

Ok may try 30 kph @100 rpm or so ,,Normally sit 38-42 kph on the flats so going to be interesting :)
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Re: Fixed gear training

Postby mikesbytes » Thu Apr 07, 2011 9:14 pm

Where abouts in NZ are you?
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Re: Fixed gear training

Postby brentono » Fri Apr 08, 2011 9:58 am

fixed training, I have been told it pays dividends for road racing?

K.I.S.S. think "Fixed gear training" means fixie. FYI.
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Re: Fixed gear training

Postby mmhbeer » Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:40 am

Use this gear calculator to work out your gearing and rpm.

http://software.bareknucklebrigade.com/ ... pplet.html
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