Pedal stroke analysis
Souplesse is something we should all strive for, the perfect pedal stroke looks like it comes naturally to some riders, just watch David Millar riding!
Amateurs and professionals alike, can benefit from getting the most out of their pedal stroke. Get it right and you can go faster or longer for the same level of fitness.
Pedalling efficiently is crucial to making the most of your power output. If you think of your cranks as levers then it is important to push those levers when you will get the maximum benefit. A smooth power transfer to the drive-train prevents unwanted losses in efficiency and can put up to 10% more power into the back wheel.
Our years of working with professional cyclists has given us some insight into how to help a rider achieve their optimum pedal stroke and aided by our technology we can show you in real time the effect changes in your pedal style is having.
Using our Computrainer, pressure mapping hardware and video analysis tools we can break down your pedal stroke for each leg to determine:
Leg movement difference which could point to a leg length differential or saddle pressure misalignment
Leg power differentials which may be down to muscular imbalances
Foot angle differences which may be indicators of improperly aligned cleats or uneven hamstring flexibility
Determination of your average torque angle – so you can see where to apply more power or ease of within the stroke to even out your power delivery
Elimination of ‘flat spots’ in your power delivery
Our experience when combined with the tools to enable us to validate the results from our interventions, provides you with the feedback you need to really make a difference to your technique.
If there are any hardware issues holding you back we can normally resolve those for you in the studio and if there are any physical problems or areas in need of improvement we can refer you to one of the clinical practitioners at our partner clinic, CORE Health and Wellness.
A session typically lasts an hour depending on your requirements, at a rate of £100/hr