# What is a good wattage for cycling?

## What is a good wattage for cycling?

No exact watt number is appropriate for all riders. Generally speaking, a beginner cyclist may average around 75–100 watts in a 1-hour workout. A fit participant will average more than 100 watts, and pro cyclists can reach 400 watts per hour.

## What is a good CdA cycling?

CdA is a representation of how aerodynamically efficient we are as riders. It’s essentially your coefficient of drag, determined by your shape and texture, multiplied by your frontal area. A very very good CdA for a time triallist would be around 0.16, a fairly average CdA for a road cyclist would be around 0.4.

**How do you calculate power in cycling?**

In its simplest form, the equation for cycling power is: Power = Torque x Cadence.

- Power. Power is a measurement of the work you do on the bike.
- Torque. Torque refers to how much force the rider is generating.
- Cadence.
- So How Do I Produce More Power?

### What is a good watts per kg?

Generally, untrained riders have an FTP below 2.0 W/kg for men and 1.5 W/kg for women, while professional racers may be capable of sustaining more than 6.0 W/kg for men and 5.5 for women.

### What does CdA mean aerodynamics?

CdA is an abbreviation for the coefficient of aerodynamic drag. It’s a dimensionless number (no units), which is the result of a body’s drag size, shape and surface texture.

**How do you calculate CdA?**

Watts/CdA = Power being produced by a rider divided by the coefficient of drag multiplied by the frontal area of said rider. In essence, how good you are at turning your hard work into forward speed! The lower the CdA the better.

#### How many watts is 12 mph?

For example, on flat ground a 154lb rider riding a 20lb bike at 12 mph is producing about 60 watts. You can change elevation, speed, weight and see how things change on that site. In cycling, it is common to express power in Watts/kg – where kg is the rider’s weight in kilograms.

#### Where does the data from cycling analytics come from?

All the data here comes from people with power meters, and about half of Cycling Analytics users race regularly. Firstly, let’s look at what people say their FTP is. FTP, or functional threshold power, is nominally the power output that can be sustained for one hour.

**How do I explore the relationship between my cycling power and speed?**

Explore the relationship between your cycling power (wattage) and speed. Move your cursor over the graph, or tap on it, to explore specific points. Modify the fields below and the graph will update. To maintain 17.26 mph in these conditions, you must pedal with 124.08 watts of power.

## What is the best power level for cycling?

There are similar jumps in power between the 80th and 90th percentile, the 90th and 95th, the 95th and 98th, and the 98th and 99th, despite the declining number of people in each of those groups. There are a lot more males than females using Cycling Analytics, so the top percentile listed here is the 95th.

## How do I build a performance profile from my cycling data?

Build out your full cycling history. Load historic data files into Chapeau through simple drag and drop – no file size limits, no file count limits, no limits. Sit back and watch as Chapeau builds your performance profile from your cycling metrics.