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25th July 2006, 7:40 AM
Hi all,I have a Polar 725 with power monitor. Depending on how I ride I can get a power index between 15% and 30%. Polar say this gives an indication of how smooth your pedalling is (I assume it's related to power variation over a complete turn of the pedals). Question is, what is a good PI? What should I be aiming for?cheersJimmo
26th July 2006, 9:52 AM
no idea!I generally don't bother with it... because I can never seem to work out how it works. some day I felt i pedalled well and it comes up poorly, some days it's great. I prefer using L/R balance- and making sure my cadence sticks pretty rigidly to wherever I am in my training. If you can stick to 50/50 at say, 90rpm for long periods of time you should have a pretty good pedalcycle anyway.Back onto PI, my averages are generally between 12 and 16. hope this helps.
26th July 2006, 11:51 AM
12 to 16? You're well weak! I can do 95-99!
27th July 2006, 9:06 AM
christ. I thought the lower the score the better. Must have read my manual wrong.this is why I don't bother with it! lol.We'll see...