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Calorie burn bike

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Cycling Energy Expenditure

Energy expenditure in cycling can be inferred in two ways. The first, more precise method, involves calculating calories based on power output. This approach uses power meters to measure the exact amount of energy expended. The second method estimates calories burned by considering distance, weight, and riding style. Here is a calculator that may help you approximate your caloric burn. This method is second only to indirect calorimetric testing, which we offer and involves analyzing gas exchanges for precise measurements.

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