I have tried to get some answers related to a humans ability to produce power and torque on cycling forums with mixed response. So I came to the experts to help me out! Basically some cyclist belief that the maximum torque a human can produce is solely limited by their body weight keeping them down or they would just lift up. And others believe you can hold on to the handlebars and also counter balance the one leg by pulling on the other, thus maximum torque is not entirely dictated by your weight but rather your ability to counter all the forces. Also would maximum torque always occur at zero rpm or would it be possible to achieve it at a higher rpm?