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Fitness gear ratio on bicycles

what if you could click to a gear on a tenspeed called "cardio" or "strength training" that would represent the most fitness enhancing gear ratio
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So there is a chance this is just the lowest gear, the thing is what if you could click to a gear on a tenspeed called "fitness" that would represent the most fitness enhancing gear ratio. Also there could be gears labeled "cardio" or "strength training"

this is suggested as I read that cardio with strength training caused the greatest slimness. So a bicyclist, who might otherwise go for most pleasant ride could go for sveltification ride. Done right, it might be better than Spinning class.

beanangel, Jan 12 2017

Continuously Variable Transmission for Bicycles https://en.wikipedi...riable_Transmission
Relatively new, rather innovative CVT available for bicycles. [Custardguts, Jan 12 2017]

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       Being out on a real bike is ALWAYS better than a spin class.
neutrinos_shadow, Jan 12 2017

       See my link for a relatively new CVT now available for bikes. It allows gear ratio changes under load.   

       So, using this, an electronic shifter (available), and a bicylce computer - you could set up the equivalent of an automatic transmission for your bike. [bean]'s idea then could be implemented into the program so that it optimises gearing ratio at all times for the result you want - whether that's constant output, constant cadence, etc etc.
Custardguts, Jan 12 2017

       I was going to bone this because one ratio is not optimal in all circumstances, but with the CVT modification, it gets a bun.
notexactly, Jan 13 2017

       // rowing machine ... going up hills //   

       "Sounds like a job for ... Surrealist Squad ! "
8th of 7, Jan 13 2017

       Just park your bike training device on an incline if you want to simulate a hill.   

       EDIT: But make sure to place it on a decline once you're finished. Letting all that potential energy build up inside would be a disaster waiting to happen...
Cuit_au_Four, Jan 13 2017


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