25 thoughts on “Climb Like a Pro – Tips On Cycling Up Hills

  1. Anyone please reply. Does anyone know weather i could replace my 7 speed
    shimano Touney cassette to somthing bigger for steep climbs? i live in a
    very hilly area. Any comments greatly received :)

  2. I like to think I’m a fairly decent rider, and climbing is probably my
    stronger point but I still find that even with a compact chainset (50/34) I
    have to switch down to my very easiest gear to maintain a cadence of
    anything over 80rpm over a long mountain climb. I just about manage to spin
    my way up the hills but always feel I’m on the verge of running out of
    gears and very rarely do i feel I can spin at anything over 85rpm. I
    thought that being a good climber and having a compact would mean I should
    have at least 1 or 2 gears to spare for when the road gets really steep but
    I just don’t and have to resort to out of the saddle riding. Anybody else
    find this?

  3. I´m looking for a specialized tarmac sl4, but size details, I´m 1.75 m
    tall, the sizing table says i would pick the 54″ frame but I feel the 52″
    one very nimble, and compact, in other words more comfy, but I would like
    to know, In long term, what would be better, I know I can change the stem
    but also I feel the 52″ more easy to maneuver when in the drops, what
    should be the decisive point to make a choice, would you help me mates?

  4. I’m not new to riding and never experienced this before, but do have a new
    lighter carbon bike and when climbing up a steep hill while sitting in the
    saddle my front wheel is lifting, skipping at times, if I move my CoG
    forward this stops it from happening, but then power from my glutes and
    hamstrings is minimized, any ideas, solutions would be greatly appreciated?

  5. yeah I have some tips, see a tree or such like aim to get past it and so
    on, it really helps if you focus on your breathing, in through the nose out
    through the mouth

  6. it’s been 4 months i climbing hills 4KM. Even i had feel the different of
    my body n cycling skills. But my breath still not really good~ Any idea how
    to improve my breathing? 

  7. I love hills because the more I climb I know a very fun decent is coming.
    Thanks for the tips!!

  8. Climb like a pro? Not hard. First, don’t take off like a rocket. Let the
    others fly off first. Pedal slowly. Wait for a team car. When no one is
    looking, grab the car’s B pillar and hitch a ride. There, isn’t that much
    easier? Let go just before you rejoin the peleton. Then breeze past your
    exhausted compatriots and head straight to the finish line. Don’t forget to
    punch into the air like a good pro would.

  9. I really appreciate your review and comments. I would like to ask one more
    thing… Do you have any comments regarding the specialized allez smartweld
    e5 aluminum frame? I saw on a shop today one entry level equipped with
    shimano tiagra. My concern goes for the material, I’ll be moving next to
    the beach so I understand carbon fiber frames won’t rust, but I just heard
    that this specific frame is the new way of making aluminum frames, super
    stiff and super responsive, in other words, what would you suggest for an
    enthusiast road biker. The Tarmac I mentioned is equipped with 105. Best

  10. At the professional level the ability to go uphill is arguably the most
    important cycling skill — and one that is honed at an early age. It
    separates legends from losers, Tour de France winners from also-rans, and
    even victorious sprinters from those who are dropped long before the final
    mad dash.
    For the rest of us, learning to climb efficiently is an ongoing process
    often dictated by how many hours we can dedicate to training. Yes, life
    gets in the way sometimes. But even when short on saddle time, there are
    still ways to improve your ascending ability. Check out this video for tips
    on channeling your inner mountain goat where you’ll learn to embrace things
    like pacing, seated climbing, and steady cadence.

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