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ChartAsk many cycling experts what the ideal cycling cadence is, and they will state confidently that it’s 80-90 revolutions per minute (RPM).  But does everyone keep to that advice?  And should we anyway?

According to my very unscientific poll conducted on Twitter, it seems that around half (51%) of all triathletes questioned fall naturally into a cycling cadence of 80-90 rpm.  The next most popular category with 31% was a slightly faster 90-100rpm.  Only 15% of respondents naturally ride at 80 or lower and only 3% at more than 100rpm.

So why is 80-90 rpm often considered the optimal cadence for cycling?

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Me doing the Thames Swim in 2010Following the recent blog article on exploring why the majority of triathletes claim that swimming is their worst discipline, I promised to take some time to pass on some advice from those in the know designed to help you become a more confident and faster swimmer.

I’ve broken the following article down into three sections, looking at some of the more common ‘problems’ facing amateur triathletes:

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