Climbing Positions, Road Cycling
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Climbing Positions (Introduction)
coaches have debated for years the pros and cons of sitting vs. standing when
climbing on a road bike.
there are six basic possible positions: The hands may be on the tops, hoods,
or drops of the handlebars while sitting or standing.
feel awkward and weak in any position different from that in which they
commonly train. When positionally trained, riders are and feel more
comfortable and powerful.
article I'll discuss the pros and cons of these six basic positions.