Until recently my "natural’ cadence was around 100 rpm. I was very consistently in the 95-105 range and basically never saw the 80’s unless doing drills or out of gears on a climb. After a couple decades there, over the past 2 years and particularly over the last 12 months my natural cadence has made a pretty significant drop into the low to mid 80’s. This was not intentional, it just happened. I can still get my spin on but now it takes a conscious effort whereas before it just happened. (no idea why but my hunch is its combo of switching to erg mode and possibly advancing age (59)
Two questions: anyone else experience this kind of change? And, what are the pluses and minuses of a lower cadence.