10 Ways To Improve Your Average Speed On The Bike – Cycle Faster!



improving our average speed on ride is something that we would all like to achieve and actually it's something which we all can achieve either by working harder or changing our equipment or improving our technique or actually all the above put together yeah whichever way you go about it there should be a tip view in this video so here are our top ten ways to improve your average speed one of which actually includes making sure your entire ride is downhill a bit like this one one of the best ways to improve your average speed is to lose a bit of weight especially if you live in a particularly hilly area so I'll give you one very quick example if an 80 kilogram rider manages to shed 5 kilograms of that way they will save 17 seconds on a 1 kilometre climb at 8% when riding at it at 250 watt both times so over the course of a three hour ride if you've got 15 kilometres of climbing at that gradian you're going to save yourself well over 4 minutes Wow now on the other hand if you've got plenty of money you can save plenty of weight from your bike as well as the wallet making quite a lot difference whilst aerodynamics won't save you much on the climbs it'll save you a huge amount on flat and downhill sections and quite often you won't need to change anything at all on the bike yeah so researchers show they're simply bending your elbows about 90 degrees like this so that your back is nice and flat with your head slightly lower and out of the wind and give you a 14% power saving versus your standard position upright like this so think about your position all the time when you're out riding on the bike if you're not used to this position let's practice it a short period at a time likewise you can also invest in a more aerodynamic five manufactures are working on pretty much everything to make sure it goes through the air a little bit faster from the bars to the forks to the frame to the seat post even your helmet as well all added up that can make a huge difference and similarly you can change baggy clothing for something a bit more figure-hugging little bit like what because I'm now and that will see you'll sail through the air all the more efficiently raising your FTP should be at the forefront of your mind if you want to go faster and by definition it means the maximum power you can sustain for around one hour in duration and by increasing your FTP it means you're going to pretty much be able to ride faster everywhere you go yeah we've got a number of videos here on DCM which should help you in this regard and you'll be able to find links to those in the description below this one our next suggestion is no doubt going to be extremely controversial but there's also no doubt that mounting some Aero bars onto your standard row bike will enable you to ride faster and have a higher average speed they are thrill mat or the difference between winning and losing the Tour de France to Greg LeMond back in 1989 they certainly were because they allow you to comfortably lower your torso whilst bringing your shoulders and forearms in line with your body and keeping them out of the wind leading to significant improvements in speed for the same power one of the least talked about components when it comes to going fast is rolling resistance now there's actually a lot of difference between certain tires and the way they roll at different feet yeah now believe it or not this is a subject we actually are yet to cover here on GGN we will be doing so at some point in the future but do some quick research online and you'll soon find some very interesting results which is just bear in mind next time you're purchasing some tires another little thought about component in terms of speed on a bike is momentum so let's take another example if you've got a hundred and twenty corners in total on your ride and you're half a second slower around each one and you're going to lose a minute which is a significant amount but it's not just that it's also the fat if you go slow around the corner you're going to have less speed on the exit therefore less momentum and that too will add up significant amounts of time air resistance plays a huge part in determining our speed when out on a ride hence our earlier recommendations to get more Aero but you could also try getting out of the wind yep so sheltering behind another rider will save you around about 30% in terms of power and that number goes even higher if you're riding along in a large group so going out in a small group and sharing the workload on the front with the other people in that group will see your average speed saw exactly the same effort I'm just going to stay here a bit longer bet taking wind into account it's also really really worthwhile especially if you live there our mix of exposed roads and sheltered roads like these now that's the case always ride in the sheltered roads when there's a block headwind and then when there's a nice tailwind use the exposed roads or suggestion number 11 get yourself an e-bike and the jokin who'd do that yeah alright then suggestion number 12 learns track stands like with 15 minutes clipping back into your pedals of every Junction it's not very nice anyway if some of these tips have worked for you make sure to leave your comments down below yeah and after you have done that click just up there to see Matt inside doing proper science and determine the effect of extra weight on your climbing and down there for our tips on how to ride into a headwind and just in this little box here if you click in there you can subscribe for free to juice en and don't forget to like and share event as well spits loads it wasn't it sorry wasn't it so probably bit in a little bit right bit long day

44 Comments

  • Mia Elizaga

    April 14, 2019

    I’m always distracted whenever give tips while riding. The track distracts me too much I don’t listen.

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  • Vinod Patil

    April 14, 2019

    Your videos are super dude

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  • CoolDubBoy

    April 14, 2019

    I have a Mountain Bike and its hard to get avr speed because my seat arent tall and Im broke to even buy an equipment to improve my speed.. If I go road bike I would have fears because of the skinny wheels like If I accidentally drove over a small rock I would be scared thinking I would fall

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  • ວິລິຍາ ພົມມະປະເສີກ

    April 14, 2019

    ?!

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  • ilkku

    April 14, 2019

    my "friends" dont want to be my friends becouse im a slow rider thwy wont invite me to anything dont want to go anywhere with me or casually want to hangout with me

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  • SharpNerLeftOvers

    April 14, 2019

    Lol it might offend someone by saying “Lose Weight” ?

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  • Mikequfv

    April 14, 2019

    Using the right gears also help

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  • John Kluge

    April 14, 2019

    tip 11: if all else fails, buy a rocket and fly ur bike into space and then it will reach ultimate speeds. or if u don't have money you can take it on a boeing 747 and throw ur bike off it. boom instant speed improvement

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  • Lonelyboy2002

    April 14, 2019

    Use two magnets on your sensor for your cateye speedometer

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  • HunTer TvGT

    April 14, 2019

    Guys my speed is not fast. My speed is 18-21 mph

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  • Ivan Hrusovsky

    April 14, 2019

    Mallorca?

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  • Akmal Vlog

    April 14, 2019

    When you buy much lighter bike your wallet will get lighter too!!! Win win situation???

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  • Shekhar Sharma

    April 14, 2019

    My average speed on my DTB is 40kmph should I register for Olympic sprint racing

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  • Dario Sanchez Martinez

    April 14, 2019

    This doesn't answer my question fully. Most of these tips are tips that speak for themselves. I'm looking for technical tips. How can I go faster with pedaling? Like intervals etc.

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  • Varun Patil

    April 14, 2019

    It's fantastic

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  • Dennis Mwangi

    April 14, 2019

    Works for me! Great work in compiling these tips.

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  • Iveth Oliver

    April 14, 2019

    I LIKE YOU OF BIKES❤❤❤❤❤❤

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  • Luke Bishop

    April 14, 2019

    Really helped my time

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  • Luke Bishop

    April 14, 2019

    Great video

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  • Anthony Lane

    April 14, 2019

    Weight will transfer speed into momentum, having less weight on the bike will change the speed in which you are able to travel with one. I have biked with 30+ lbs more than my body weight and can tell you this. I’m thinking of putting lights on my bike too and some water holders. My bike might be able to go fast, but i also want it to be able to be better seen by cars during the night.

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  • Innercityblues

    April 14, 2019

    Im number one when it comes to this bike shit. Real talk

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  • b b

    April 14, 2019

    OH I GET IT,HEAD WIND!

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  • Brendan chen

    April 14, 2019

    I love just back to other rider one that was real fact I fell it of 25 percent of low effort that i put when i ride alone

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  • The KING

    April 14, 2019

    I'm a 14 yr old rider

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  • kay poly

    April 14, 2019

    Aero bars are the dumbest investment, your torso and waist is right behind it to cause drag anyway, so, you might as well put a loudspeaker as an handle bar, as long as they both weigh the same, there ain't no difference.

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  • Muchere

    April 14, 2019

    Do some giveaways Cycling Jersey plz

    -Ph Fan here

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  • Hansli Peterli

    April 14, 2019

    Nah, just bought a M1 Spitzing fuck that human only powered shit.

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  • Gurpreet kaur Randhawa

    April 14, 2019

    Thanks for your help
    I have improved a lot

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  • mohd mashharawi

    April 14, 2019

    i think the best way to improve your average speed is losing weight , when i start cycling my weight was 107 kg , and my bike around 15 kg so my muscles carrying 122 kg , and i upgrade my bike to trek emonda 7 kg and i am planing to lose 25 kg weight so my muscles will carrying just 89 kg instead of 122 kg , so i will save power for longer distance or better average speed

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  • Akmal Vlog

    April 14, 2019

    How to make your bike light buy carbon parts and you can get light wallet too!!
    Really light

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  • Aage Seljegard

    April 14, 2019

    Hey Matt, what’s up with the short sleeves and long tights?? ?

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  • Claire Fox Hofbauer

    April 14, 2019

    Does less rolling resistance help on climbs? Or just speed on descents?

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  • david kim

    April 14, 2019

    no1 is my problem….. too much weight (85kg)even I have super bike make lose energy too quickly..hahahahahahahathank you for hard fact to me….start from tomorrow I will try lose my weight……..

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  • leonardo

    April 14, 2019

    hello, im new in cycling, is it realy hard to go uphill? my legs gettig tired and im running out of breath. is it the bike or te technique?

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  • Lincoln C.

    April 14, 2019

    What about steroids

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  • john britto

    April 14, 2019

    Can u please give that cycle

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  • Wrong Whey

    April 14, 2019

    Hello from Florida, I just picked up cycling and found this channel. Amazing information you guys are sharing.

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  • ScrimHyphen

    April 14, 2019

    EBIKES 4 LYF <3

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  • Rosamente

    April 14, 2019

    Thanks guys! I have been slowly gaining more experience in riding, and I appreciate little tips like this that help unexperienced riders like me to keep pushing and breaking personal bests!

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  • HARSHAL PADGHAN

    April 14, 2019

    I have forvear good or bad peals peals tale me bro ok na

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  • shuying zhuang

    April 14, 2019

    hey i am a 11 year old biker it really work on me

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  • Kamel Shahin

    April 14, 2019

    How Do I Increase speed faster Saving more Energy and Power without getting Tired oyour legs if there is uphill? but one thing is that it gets you tired and slows down your energy waste saving.

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  • Marlon Sy

    April 14, 2019

    I will buy e-bike. ?

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  • Lee Joseph Elliott

    April 14, 2019

    Legs and no arms?? Tut tut

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