Do you stand or maybe a combo or do you stay seated?
Looking for advice. I have not tried climbing a real hill yet on my new road bike. On my old mtn bike I would never stand when climbing a hill as all that energy would be sapped due to no lockout on my front shock.
Now that I have a road bike it’s a possibility. My question is do you stand or maybe a combo or do you stay seated.
If you stand how do you pick the gear. I know it needs to be a harder gear but how much harder?
I am thinking of trying a climb when we are at our cabin this weekend. It climbs from 8000′ to 10000′ in 6 miles. Should be an epic first climb.