How steep is the planned hill?
I ran a 50-34 11/32 for both my Everesting and hill climb season.
You can easily run a 36 with a wolf tooth not sure what if any advantages there are to an mtb mech
The segment for his attempt was 16.3%, 840m. Average speed of 9.4km/h, 315w.
34 front 40 rear allows you to spin at 88rpm at that speed.
If I decided to do an everesting on a more manageable hill, say 7%, and averaged 220w, I'd do about 14km/h, which would be ok on a 39 front 28 rear.
Finding the hill really is a big part of the challenge.
I’ll probably have another go and try a best time attempt. Last time was more make sure I complete it.
He averaged 315w during an everesting attempt?!
315w for each uphill bit.
Imagine the scenes; made me happy at least
Wow - that’s quite a spacer stack.
Amey to post this in HHSRB before the day is out.
Hah, I was very invested in that post.
So many people telling him to go on a diet and/or take a shit, and not worry about the weight or components of the bike.
In a S Works group.
Why is the original post funny?
I just thought it’s sold as this super lightweight bike, it’s a tiny size, in not a terrible cheap build, so pretty pricey and it still weighs as much as my Canyon.
Is it not an April fools?
There’s an Aethos Pro and Aethos expert as well.
I’d be disappointed if I spent 6k+ and got a bike that weighed 7.11.
I liked a guy calling for a shit or diet getting called out for having Ti skewers
Hah, that was me, years of HHSRB forensic component investigation experience coming to play!
Ha great work
After having some shoe problems last weekend and seeing a Charles Ouimet video on YouTube about shoe tightness effect on sprinting power i did some tests today. Shoes normal vs tight and i gained almost 10w on a 2min climb and 15w on a 30 second climb and about 30w on a flat 30s sprint. I did 2 normal and 2 tight for each effort all out of the saddle. Definitely worth a try.
Those roadies pulling on their toe straps going into the final km were onto this about a century ago 😀
I know big boy sprinters and track riders have always done it but I'm only little and not that powerful so didn't think it'd matter but it turns out it does a bit. Surely I'm not the only one this slow on the uptake? I've only been racing for over 25 years 🤦🏻♂️
Jokes aside, I don't imagine any of them, at least in the 20th Century, had any idea about any putative power improvement, they were just doing it to preclude inadvertent release.
I’ve been on this from the start, margarine gains innit. My shoes are so tight at the push off of a HC my feet are numb by the top. Only 4 mins though, not lost a toe yet.
Losing 1 or 2 would save a bit of weight without impacting performance...
Not sure if you lot will have seen this, imagine a few of you will potentially already be riding most of the series https://hillclimb.southdowns.cc/
Nice, those are some of my faves. Interesting to see the Nomads event on Ditchling is after the Nationals, can't smash the beers until November now!
Wow super cool
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