Sidebend Hip Hike: Sprinting

Triathlon & Time Trials | Climbing | Sprinting
Paceline & Tempo | Special Situations

In sprints, particularly those on long climbs, the Sidebend Hip Hike can add tremendous power to an athlete’s pedal stroke.  The downstroke takes advantage of the upper body’s weight as it is shifted over the downstroke crankarm.  The upstroke improves as the hip hike pulls the crankarm toward the top of the stroke.

Dynamic balance on the brake hoods and pedals enables the Sidebend Hip Hike to function smoothly throughout the pedal stroke.  That smooth effort, applied to both the upstroke and downstroke enables the rapid, sustained acceleration required to cross the line ahead of the bunch.