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Old 02-05-2013, 10:16 AM   #485
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Originally Posted by toro618 View Post
I've noticed that most of the pro offroad racers are training on road bikes. Why not montain bikes?...more prone to inury with MTB?
Pure cardio. predictable heart rate targets, sustained hills, etc. Mtb's are great for that and form, and getting on two wheels, but the road bikes are like standard metrics.

To my mind, anyway, you can create a very specific training regimen using a road bike. You can specify a cadence, and a gearing, and time frames to maintian each, whereas MTBing is fairly haphazrd, and that means you can miss opportunities to do better. Not that its not good and fun, mind you- its just harder to use as a professional training regimen, and I bet these guys do nothing haphazardly. They probably spend at least 50% of their lives actively in training.

I'm a cyril fan boi, and i actually did that video. Its more like a warmup than an actual workout. The Spatacus/tabata stuff is wicked harder.
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