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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:38 pm    Post subject: Powercranks  Reply with quote

I've decided to give them a try.  Anybody have experience with these things?

http://www.powercranks.com/
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 8:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You must have plenty of money Cape.........
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 11:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cape - Do your research on weight weenies http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/ Those boys know what they are talking about when it comes to powertaps and power cranks.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2008 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

last km wrote:
You must have plenty of money Cape.........


They're on loan from a friend who rides pro... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bartali wrote:
Cape - Do your research on weight weenies http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum/ Those boys know what they are talking about when it comes to powertaps and power cranks.


Will do.  Nice site.  Thanks, Bartali!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:28 am    Post subject: Re: Powercranks Reply with quote

CapeRoadie wrote:
I've decided to give them a try.  Anybody have experience with these things?

http://www.powercranks.com/
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when progress is at its max, then use mechanical gadgets..

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 12:38 am    Post subject: Re: Powercranks Reply with quote

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CapeRoadie wrote:
I've decided to give them a try.  Anybody have experience with these things?

http://www.powercranks.com/
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when progress is at its max, then use mechanical gadgets..

ciao


That's what my coach said, too.  Great minds think alike, eh, TT?  Have to wait on the powercranks.  I started running instead.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 11:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

CapeRoadie wrote:
last km wrote:
You must have plenty of money Cape.........


They're on loan from a friend who rides pro... Very Happy


Thats ok then......as the saying goes
"don't look a gift horse in the mouth"  Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 6:45 pm    Post subject: i've used them Reply with quote

They're not the answer to all your cycling problems. In fact, they may not address any, but the least they will do is develop a greater awareness of you pedal stroke.

You will not be able to ride more than ten  minutes on first use.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

the guy who owns and developed these powercranks is shite
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Whys that Sam?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam-I-Am wrote:
the guy who owns and developed these powercranks is shite
I wouldn't go that far. He's a salesman and makes claims that are over the top. Fact is, if they did everything he states you'd see rampant use of PCs. His salesmanship is counterproductive. So many of his claims are suspect you just shake your head and walk away.

If you have a muscle-imbalance they can go a long way to fixing that. I feel pretty safe in making that statement. However, if you were compiling a list of priorities to make you a better cyclist, PCs would be well down. Nutrition, weight control, better set of wheels, stretching, coaching services... all those top power cranks.

What are they, $900? Put that money towards a plane ticket to a stage race. I'd recommend Hood Classic or Cascade if you're a masters rider. June time frame. Get through those and you'll have mad fitness the rest of the year, not to mention some very fond memories.

Cheapest, most effective way to increase performance is, hands down, drugs. Testosterone, dollar-for-dollar, being your best choice.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 4:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

HelmutRoole wrote:
Sam-I-Am wrote:
the guy who owns and developed these powercranks is shite
I wouldn't go that far. He's a salesman and makes claims that are over the top. Fact is, if they did everything he states you'd see rampant use of PCs. His salesmanship is counterproductive. So many of his claims are suspect you just shake your head and walk away.

If you have a muscle-imbalance they can go a long way to fixing that. I feel pretty safe in making that statement. However, if you were compiling a list of priorities to make you a better cyclist, PCs would be well down. Nutrition, weight control, better set of wheels, stretching, coaching services... all those top power cranks.

What are they, $900? Put that money towards a plane ticket to a stage race. I'd recommend Hood Classic or Cascade if you're a masters rider. June time frame. Get through those and you'll have mad fitness the rest of the year, not to mention some very fond memories.

Cheapest, most effective way to increase performance is, hands down, drugs. Testosterone, dollar-for-dollar, being your best choice.


aaah Helmut - we've missed you.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Bartali wrote:
Whys that Sam?


well lad he thinks powercranks would be the cure for everything that ails us and yes hes a salesman and an arrogant one at that i had the chance to converse with the man hes an arrogant prick that one so anyway i agree with thunder maybe they would help but not the extent that salesman says and only when youve reached the peak of training and form
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 01, 2010 1:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've tried cycling one pedal at a time. It has led to some improvement.
Trouble is you have to do it on some quiet road so you can slip the cleat back on when a car comes past, or make it look like the cleat has unhooked, else the free leg makes you look like a dog with a serious flea problem.

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