Hi there I’m to zwift I’m using a Vortex smart (I’m on a budget) I have a FTP of 280 and weigh 95kg I’ve never had a power meter before so have nothing to compare it too but I can only seem to get a maximum of 800w on sprints and it just seems like I can actually produce more than that but the trainer is stopping at 800w?
Wheel on trainer are known for bad accuracy,after i got myself some accurat powermeters(assioma) my ftp went down 50watts! 800w in a sprint isnt bad,if you want real numbers power meter is a must.
If I get a powermeter can I still use the controllable aspect of the trainer to simulate the gradients at the same time?
Yes, a lot of Zwifters do that.