The aim of this study was to assess the influence of different bike positions on the perception of fatigue, pain and comfort.
Twenty cyclists underwent three tests that involved cycling for 45 min at their individual 50% peak aerobic power output while adopting different positions on the bike. Participants performed the cycling tests adopting three positions defined by two parameters (knee flexion angle [20°, 30°, 40°] and trunk flexion angle [35°, 45°, 55°]) in random order. Angles were measured using a 2D motion analysis system during cycling and applying Fonda’s correction factor.
Perceptions of comfort, fatigue and pain were reported before the end of each test.
Priego Quesada J, Pérez-Soriano P, Lucas-Cuevas A et al.
Journal of Sports Sciences (2017) 35(14) 1459-1465