Getting on top of the gear??

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Getting on top of the gear??

Postby brades68 » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:27 am

All, just looking for some clarity to this term in what does it really mean. I heard the phrase used the other night at training, as in 'he's having trouble getting on top of the gear'. So I got to pondering what that meant.
Is it a technique, cadence, strength or gear size related issue (or non-issue)? Google wasn't much use to me :(


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Re: Getting on top of the gear??

Postby foo on patrol » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:40 am

It's getting to the point where you can sit and spin freely and jump to a sprint without struggling. :wink:

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Re: Getting on top of the gear??

Postby brentono » Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:03 am

gear size related issue

Sounds like your riding too bigger gear (as is often the case)
As Gary knows, and as discussed regularly regarding Track,
the ability to ride a smaller gear, pedal well and maintain cadence
and later move up in gears, still maintaining control and power.
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