Why Your FTP Changes Between Flat & Climbs | GCN Does Science

Published on December 21st 2018


Why can most riders produce more power on either the flat or on climbs? There are a couple of different theories, so we decided to do some proper science to test them out! In association with LEOMO. Fan Kit Winter Sale - Get Up to 40% Off: https://gcn.eu/14n Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Register your interest in the GCN Club: https://gcn.eu/14m Subscribe to GCN en Español: http://gcn.eu/gcn-en-espanol Submit your content with our new uploader: http://gcn.eu/upload Join our Facebook community: http://gcn.eu/FBCommunity One possible explanation for the difference was that the greater inertia that comes from riding at faster velocities, meaning that you change the way you transfer power from your legs to the pedals. The other theory is that the gradient of the road itself changes your relationship to the bike, specifically your position in relation to the cranks. We're using the Leomo Type R to test out our theories. It’s like what you might find in an advanced bike fit, in the real world, AND in different conditions. You could use it to analyse bike fit, tt position, all sorts really, but in this case, it’s going to allow us to keep a track of our body position and technique on the bike when riding at our VO2 max, both on the flat, and on a climb, in the real world but first, simulated indoors. If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - https://gcn.eu/14l Watch more on GCN... More Power On Climbs? 📹 https://gcn.eu/MorePower Music: Epidemic Sound Calling You (Instrumental Version) - Peachy Pavement Double Tap - A P O L L O Desert Island - Hosini & Jones Rebellious Way (Instrumental Version) - Basixx Wave - [ocean jams] Outbreak - Fasion Midnight Waves - Dye O The Night - Jones Meadow Superior - Silver Maple (1) Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/