Does Power To Weight Ratio Really Matter?
Published on October 10th 2018
Cycling performance is often assumed to be a very simple equation - your power to weight ratio. Train your FTP and stop snacking, easy! Emma presents her case for why she believes power to weight is overemphasised. Shop GCN Winter Kit: http://gcn.eu/SZ Pre-Order Your Casual Winter Jackets Now! http://gcn.eu/T0 Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Register your interest in the GCN Club: http://gcn.eu/T1 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 Flat vs climb. Weight only matters on hills or when accelerating. There are far more factors than just weight which count on a climb. Wind resistance - faster makes more difference. So gradual climbs, weight is definitely not the only factor. Drafting and position! Ok so drag is a much smaller decelerating factor when a climb is steep - but it does still matter. The steeper the climb, the less it matters. Downhill, weight can in fact help on a downhill. The weight of bike and kit as proportion - total system weight makes a big difference. Emma's bike might even sneak under the 6.8kg UCI rule! Psychology, mental strength is arguably one of the most important things in cycling. Think yourself faster! 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 - http://gcn.eu/T2 Watch more on GCN... Boost Your Cycling Power 📹http://gcn.eu/boostpower Music: Epidemic Sound Getting Tipsy 2 - Martin Landh Getting Tipsy 3 - Martin Landh It's Not Love (Instrumental Version) - Martin Carlberg Lazy Picking 3 - Jonas Elander Roughness 1 - Anders Bothén Roughness 2 - Anders Bothén Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ About GCN: The Global Cycling Network puts you in the centre of the action: from the iconic climbs of Alpe D’Huez and Mont Ventoux to the cobbles of Flanders, everywhere there is road or pavé, world-class racing and pro riders, we will be there bringing you action, analysis and unparalleled access every week, every month, and every year. We show you how to be a better cyclist with our bike maintenance videos, tips for improving your cycling, cycling top tens, and not forgetting the weekly GCN Show. Join us on YouTube’s biggest and best cycling channel to get closer to the action and improve your riding! Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside cycling Thanks to our sponsors: Alta Badia: http://gcn.eu/AltaBadia- // Maratona Dles Dolomites: http://gcn.eu/MaratonaDlesDolomites- Assos of Switzerland: http://gcn.eu/Assos KASK helmets: http://gcn.eu/KASK fi’zi:k shoes and saddles: http://gcn.eu/fizikshoes and http://gcn.eu/fiziksaddles Wiggle: http://gcn.eu/wiggle Topeak tools: http://gcn.eu/Topeak Canyon bikes: http://gcn.eu/-Canyon Quarq: http://gcn.eu/Quarq Orbea bikes: http://gcn.eu/Orbea Trek Bicycles: http://gcn.eu/-Trek Vision wheels: http://gcn.eu/Vision Zipp wheels: http://gcn.eu/Zipp power2max: http://gcn.eu/power2max Wahoo Fitness: http://gcn.eu/Wahoo-Fitness Park Tool: http://gcn.eu/-parktool Continental tyres: http://gcn.eu/continental- Camelbak: http://gcn.eu/camelbak- Suscribirse a GCN en Español: http://gcn.eu/Suscribirse The GCN Club - http://gcn.eu/club YouTube Channel - http://gcn.eu/gcnYT Facebook - http://gcn.eu/gcnFb Instagram - http://gcn.eu/GCNInsta Google+ - http://gcn.eu/gcnGPlus Twitter - http://gcn.eu/gcnTW GMBN Tech - http://gmbn.tech/subscribe GCN Tech - http://gcntech.co/subscribe EMBN - http://embn.me/subscribe Leave us a comment below!