My wife gave me a set of Favero Assioma pedals for my birthday, and the results have been intriguing. I always thought my left leg was weaker, but it turns out that my natural pedalling is actually skewed 54% left and 46% right.
If I really focus on my right leg and watch the power balance on the head unit while I’m riding, I can get to an average of 51% left and 49% right over the course of an hour-long ride. It’s really tiring, though, and my total power output drops quite a bit. After working on right leg focus for a couple of weeks, I just pedalled naturally for the Tour of Innsbruck this morning, and guess what…still 54% left and 46% right.
Is there any long-term value in trying to address this imbalance, or should I just chalk this up to 40+ years of bad habits and live with it?