What is the optimal cycling cadence? This post takes a look at the cadence preference of professional riders, briefly examines how muscle fiber is impacted by cadence, then follows up with some practical suggestions for how to incorporate a wider range of cadences in your training.

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Written by Nate Dunn M.S.

Nate Dunn has spent his entire career in education and coaching. As a former teacher and now founder/head coach at Data Driven Athlete, he is most excited about helping cyclists discover their potential as they experience more great days on the bike.