The influence of speed, grade and mass during simulated off road bicycling.

@article{Berry2000TheIO,
  title={The influence of speed, grade and mass during simulated off road bicycling.},
  author={Michael W. Berry and Timothy R. Koves and John J. Benedetto},
  journal={Applied ergonomics},
  year={2000},
  volume={31 5},
  pages={531-6}
}
The purpose of this investigation was to examine the effects of bicycle mass, speed, and grade on oxygen consumption (VO2), heart rate (HR), and ratings of perceived exertion (RPE) during a simulated off-road riding paradigm. Nine adult subjects with mean +/- SD age, mass, and VO2 max of 26.1 +/- 5.6 years, 71.7 +/- 7.5 kg, 56.6 +/- 5.2 ml x kg(-1) x min(-1) respectively, were trained to ride a fully suspended Trek Y-22 mountain bike on a treadmill with a 3.8 cm bump affixed to the belt. Riders… CONTINUE READING