Cycling Inefficiencies — Beginner to Intermediate

Are you working harder than you have to?

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1.0 — Mechanical Inefficiency

1.1 — Drivetrain Cleanliness

1.2 — Avoiding Unnecessary Chain Friction

1.3 — Wheel Rub

2.0 — Technique and Biomechanics

2.1 — Nutrition and Hydration

2.2 — Stretching and Fatigue

2.3 — Bike Fitting

2.4 — Start Shifting As Required

2.5 — Leaving the Saddle

2.6 — Flat Pedals versus Clipless Pedals

2.7 — Pedalling in Smaller Circles

3.0 — All About Physics

3.1 — Rolling Resistance

3.2 — Aerodynamics

3.3 — Carbon Road Bikes

Final Thoughts

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