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Why do appropriate non-circular chainrings yield more crank power compared to conventional circular systems during isokinetic pedaling ?

@inproceedings{Malfait2017WhyDA,
  title={Why do appropriate non-circular chainrings yield more crank power compared to conventional circular systems during isokinetic pedaling ?},
  author={L. Malfait},
  year={2017}
}
  • L. Malfait
  • Published 2017
  • Several studies have been published on the use of eccentric and non-circular chainrings. The findings of these studies have, however, not been consistent. Despite the lack of consistent positive results in terms of physiological responses, a consensus appears to prevail that the improved mechanical effectiveness of the oval chainring may lead to performance enhancement (e.g. increased crank power output) compared to the conventional circular chainwheel. Some authors assume non-circular… CONTINUE READING

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