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Av mph in av spin class dispute

pinkpedalpusher2010-05-02 10:12:56 +0000 #1
My spin instructor for a beginer/intermedate class claims the mph for this 1hr class is 20mph. I think that's too high. What do you think?
Crankin2010-05-02 10:18:44 +0000 #2
Ah, is this instructor an outside cyclist? What is s/he basing this on? It sounds crazy.
indysteel2010-05-02 10:52:20 +0000 #3
I've never been on a spin bike that measures speed. Wattage, yes, but not speed. I'd ignore your instructor regardless. Everyone, from beginner to advanced, should get THEIR best workout, using the instructor's suggestions as just that. Suggestions. Set your pace and resistance to your abilties and goals. Your instructor ideally shouldn't establish one "speed"--whatever that even means on a spin bike--for the entire class.
pinkpedalpusher2010-05-02 10:42:06 +0000 #4
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Originally Posted by indysteel

I've never been on a spin bike that measures speed. Wattage, yes, but not speed. I'd ignore your instructor regardless. Everyone, from beginner to advanced, should get THEIR best workout, using the instructor's suggestions as just that. Suggestions. Set your pace and resistance to your abilties and goals. Your instructor ideally shouldn't establish one "speed"--whatever that even means on a spin bike--for the entire class.

Thanks, great explanation and sound advice. Big difference between my TT averages and her spin class (supposed) averages, huh?

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