Our Pedalling Effectiveness Score (or PES for short) is a scoring system from 0-100 to quantify how efficient we are with our pedalling technique. Having an efficient pedalling technique on your smart trainer requires us to use the entire lower body muscular system to provide forward momentum. With a lower score (0-20) this will look like a figure of eight. Pictured below.
However, as our technique starts to improve, we start to recruit our hamstring muscles on the back of our legs and our gluteal muscles. In turn, once these have been recruited, these reduce the dead spot when pedalling and allow us to continue forward momentum in the smoothest manner.
* The attached photos are real-world examples of customers techniques. In these two examples, these are both experienced, competitive cyclists using our Wattbike Atom, with data pulled direct from hub.wattbike.com
PES Balance - Our pedalling technique can be split into two sides; left leg (LL) and right leg (RL). From the information provided within the Hub App and on hub.wattbike.com, we can identify whether we need to put more emphasis on technique sessions to develop lazy motor pathways within our brain to meet the optimal PES of 75. In the below example this customer has a relatively good technique, however, we can see the pedalling technique on the right leg is imbalanced.
AoPF LL / AoPF RL- Within our polar view graph, we can view two opposing lines that intersect the X and Y axis. These lines display our Angle of Peak Force (AoPF) and are split between our left leg (LL) and right leg (RL). Our angle of peak force essentially means the point at which we start to apply downwards pressure.
More information regarding PES can be found here.