5 tips for faster cycling
Wind resistance is by far the main factor in losing speed on a bike, but there are other ones that will help you become a pedal lightning bolt as well.
Being more aerodynamic means increasing speed without making a great effort, a good deal, right?… well, follow these tips and you will get the pedal lighting speed you have always dreamed of:
- Improve your posture to be more aerodynamic. Flat back and 90° elbows
- Improve your physical condition. If you don’t train you will never move
- Fuel your muscles. Eat while you ride
- On flat roads, the more watts the better
- Wear VERY tight clothing. You will improve your aerodynamics
The position of the body is the first step to gain in aerodynamics. Try to keep your head down, your hands on the climbers or handlebars, and your back as flat as possible.
There are biomechanical studies that analyze the best position on the bike in a personalized way. If you are rich spend the money, if you are not then read on.
No matter how many biomechanical studies you do, if you’re not in good shape you can’t solve anything. Performing an exercise routine, with workouts tailored to your needs and tastes, is essential to being the best in your group.
An excellent tip is a friend to train with, it will increase your responsibility and commitment, the workouts will be more fun, and a more competitive vein will emerge that will make you try harder.
When you exercise, your muscles use their glycogen stores for fuel. It is imperative that you return these reserves to avoid the dreaded bonking.
Get used to eating and drinking as you ride. Our only advice is not to feed your “athletic body” with solids during the ascent, because in our own experience we have found that kicking, breathing and chewing are three completely incompatible actions.
On flat roads you don’t have to fight gravity, you’re just dealing with wind and friction, so absolute horsepower is the most important performance indicator.
If you want to ride at cheetah speed, take advantage of the flat surfaces to increase your pace and improve your brand.
Cycling legend says the jersey has to be a size smaller, so THAT’S ALL. No jokes … Our clothes are the biggest part of wind resistance, because tight clothes block the air intake and thus improve our aerodynamics. This argument is more convincing than anything … right?
No matter how well you perform, applying these tips will improve your performance 100%. Take a look at our routes!