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Unformatted text preview: With the increased
circumference of the rear sprocket brings about increased torque and low-end power
making the bicycle less efficient. The only disadvantage is in the riding technique. The
rider cannot coast on a fixed gear; the rider must keep pumping the pedals at all times.
PEDALS: 34 The pedals provide the component that lets you transfer your leg power to the bicycle by
allowing you to pump down and turn the cranks. They might look insignificant in the
grand scheme of things, but an inefficient pedal can cost a rider valuable energy and
speed. The foot of the rider is secured on the platform of the pedal. 35...
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