Are Cyclists Too Obsessed With Numbers? | Riding With Data Vs Riding On Feel

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Cycling with data has become a huge part of cycling. Power, cadence, and heart-rate data are all excellent tools for training if you have access to them and they're used extensively by professionals and amateurs alike. Do they actually make you faster though? We sent resident aero/numbers nerd Ollie to find out whether he could ride a bike without seeing his data and, if so, how he would perform! Take a look at the research: Cycling in the Absence of Task-Related Feedback: Effects on Pacing and Performance - The availability of task-specific feedback does not affect 20 km time trial cycling performance or test-retest reliability in trained cyclists - Subscribe to GCN+ for cycling as you have never seen it before! Live racing, shows & cycling adventure films: Check out the GCN App: Visit the GCN Shop - Shop Now: Subscribe to GCN: Register your interest in the GCN Club: #Cycling #GCN #RoadBike Cycling with numbers or cycling on feel alone, what's your preference? Let us know in the comments!👇 Sign up to the GCN newsletter Join our Facebook community: If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 Watch more on GCN... 📹 Can We Break (Another) World Record? | Rollers Hour Record Attempt - Music - licensed by Epidemic Sound: ES_Inner Circle - Tape Machines ES_Mountain Lion - Killrude ES_Origin_Evolution - Far Orange ES_Ten Eleven - Luwaks Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / The Global Cycling Network (GCN) is the largest and fastest-growing online cycling channel in the world, bringing together a global community of road cyclists to celebrate everything that’s great about the world of cycling. Our videos bring fans compelling daily content including expert tutorials, techniques, training, racing, cutting-edge bike tech, unparalleled behind the scenes event coverage, humour, entertainment, and more. Presented by ex-pro riders, GCN offers a uniquely qualified insight into the world of cycling, and most importantly it’s fuelled by our passionate and enthusiastic fans – everyone who makes up the GCN community. We also bring you the latest and greatest tech to your attention, showcase the best places in the world to ride and get exclusive access to events and races. Welcome to the Global Cycling Network | Inside #cycling Thanks to our sponsors: Castelli Clothing Giro Helmets Pinarello Bikes Zipp Wheels: Enervit Nutrition: Topeak Tools: Canyon Bikes: Pirelli Tyres: Orbea Bikes: Vision Wheels: Wahoo Fitness: Park Tool: Elite Bottles: Whoop Fitness: Komoot: Selle Italia: GCN Japan: GCN Italia: Suscribirse a GCN en Español: The GCN Club - YouTube Channel - Facebook - Instagram - Twitter - GMBN Tech - GCN Tech - EMBN - Leave us a comment below!

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