Apologies in advance if there is an repetition I’m this question, I used the search function but couldn’t quite get what I was looking for.
So MTB with road bike on the trainer (tried to get measurements similar in saddle height, seat position etc). However I have noticed that my general riding cadence has significantly increased on the trainer since starting training. I was comfortable in the 80-85rpm range but can find myself creeping up to 110rpm now particularly in a ramp test. It’s led me to a few questions.
For background, I mainly trail ride or do long epic days through the summer with bike a hike.
If I only ride indoors to keep fit for outdoors should I really bit hitting road bike worthy RPMs or sticking with a lower cadence and building the associated strength?
Should I FTP at lower cadence? I’m thinking if I get higher FTP from higher RPM then potentially this is throwing off my true FTP gains out on the MTB?
Is there benefit to pushing into higher cadences for MTBing? If so how do you best balance low and high cadence work for example during a low volume SSB?
Thanks in advance!