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Anyone have thoughts on how to reduce the speed on training sessions?

Crashed twice going at 40+kph on training rides. No fun at all.

airhubs are way too expensive. I am looking for a 50w-100w reduction.
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Re: how to ride slower [CaptainSnail] [ In reply to ]
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CaptainSnail wrote:
Anyone have thoughts on how to reduce the speed on training sessions?

Crashed twice going at 40+kph on training rides. No fun at all.

airhubs are way too expensive. I am looking for a 50w-100w reduction.

Easy.

Train on one of these:



or:



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Re: how to ride slower [CaptainSnail] [ In reply to ]
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Get a cheap rear wheel, and intentionally setup your back brake to drag on the rim. You can adjust the drag by using the barrel adjuster on the brake. Then, get a long cage derailleur and 32 cassette so that you can gear down to maintain a normal cadence while riding 20 KPH.
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Gatorskins at 50 psi
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im interested in this too. never crashed, but i have some places i would love to use for intervals, but don't want to be doing 50 in. would love to hit watts at 25/30. airhubs look awesome but wow, not cheap!
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Re: how to ride slower [CaptainSnail] [ In reply to ]
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Be sure to gear down so you keep the same cadence.
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Re: how to ride slower [CaptainSnail] [ In reply to ]
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CaptainSnail wrote:
Crashed twice going at 40+kph on training rides.
Are you crashing because you're going 40kph, or because of other factors?

IIWY: I'd figure out what's causing the repeated crashes, and resolve that issue(s) before I did something to alter my bike/wheels.

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Last edited by: philly1x: Apr 21, 17 10:40
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wheel got stuck in a crack and flipped over handle bars
next time.... bike frame cracked while riding (bike inspected before riding)
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Re: how to ride slower [DarkSpeedWorks] [ In reply to ]
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Not joking but where can I get one of those?

Will look funny with a TT bar on it
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Re: how to ride slower [DarkSpeedWorks] [ In reply to ]
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Fat Boy going at 45kph
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sT8JukYgskk


Since aero is the main resistence factor, I suppose a fat bike wouldnt slow me down unless I severely deflate the tires?
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Looks like the SEVEN Treeline, except with road bars.
https://www.sevencycles.com/discipline/fat.php




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CaptainSnail wrote:
Since aero is the main resistance factor, I suppose a fat bike wouldn't slow me down unless I severely deflate the tires?

Aero is the main resistance with most narrow tired tri bikes.

Not so with fat bikes.
The rolling resistance of those tires at lower pressures is quite significant.
And the big tires themselves provide quite a bit of aero resistance at somewhat higher speeds.

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Re: how to ride slower [philly1x] [ In reply to ]
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Going over the handlebars or having the bike break from out under you is going hurt as much at 20 kph as it will at 40. I'm with philly, it would make sense to focus more on not crashing.


philly1x wrote:
CaptainSnail wrote:
Crashed twice going at 40+kph on training rides.

Are you crashing because you're going 40kph, or because of other factors?

IIWY: I'd figure out what's causing the repeated crashes, and resolve that issue(s) before I did something to alter my bike/wheels.
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Re: how to ride slower [Thom] [ In reply to ]
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No risk of crashing on this

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Re: how to ride slower [kdw] [ In reply to ]
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fixed gear... that'll slow you down
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Gatorskins, Mavic Open Sport wheels, butyl tubes, and a baggie jersey is a real strava bummer.

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So is this what you're looking for then?

https://www.bikerumor.com/...t-trek-equinox-born/
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ride slower

don't crash

ride indoors
Last edited by: Stevie G: Apr 21, 17 14:58
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You just need to tape more gels to the top tube. Oh, and run round water bottles on the down tube and seat tube.
Last edited by: gary p: Apr 21, 17 15:20
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Re: how to ride slower [CaptainSnail] [ In reply to ]
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Some good suggestions already.

This is a real problem. It solved itself for me. One trail here has pretty stiff headwinds going one direction and a tailwind the other. So intervals one way, turn around, spin to recover the other way, repeat. It is weird working that hard and only going 19-20 mph.
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Re: how to ride slower [Dilbert] [ In reply to ]
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This seems like such a strange problem and is hard to relate to. I'd say if riding at high speeds is causing you issues you should do more of it until you're comfortable at those speeds. In a race you'll benefit from being comfortable at high speeds.
If the route you're on isn't smooth enough (you mentioned cracks in the road) maybe find a different smoother route? I'd do that before doing any of the above.
There's always the very safe route - TrainerRoad!
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Re: how to ride slower [cmeeks] [ In reply to ]
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X2


cmeeks wrote:
No risk of crashing on this

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Re: how to ride slower [DarkSpeedWorks] [ In reply to ]
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Or this. Seen today in imtx bike racks

Aerobars!

https://mobile.twitter.com/...520644644864/photo/1
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