Video: Is it better to climb in or out of the saddle?

Find out what's the most efficient way to get to the top of the mountain

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In or Out of the Saddle

In the saddle or out? What’s best when heading up your local climb?

What’s the most efficient way to get to the top of the mountain? Check out this video from our friends at the Global Cycling Network. They go inside the sports science lab at Britain’s University of Bath to find out whether it’s faster to climb in or out of the saddle. Plus you’ll learn about key metrics such as blood lactate level and VO2 max.

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  • troy tucker says:

    What they are missing is the Super Trainer, variable speed (rider controls the speed), variable tilt (-2 to +15), wind and acceleration resistance and real speeds up to 25 mph

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