I’m in the process of transitioning from street riding, to sunny indoor wahoo speed/cadence setup, to wahoo kickr, and I am unsure my setup is actually working correctly.
Outdoors riding I can do 20 mph easily on flat ground.
Sunny indoor I can do 20 mph easily.
Wahoo Kickr I’m struggling to maintain 15mph flat ground.
Outdoors if I am in my tallest front smallest rear full crankdown I am literally doing 45mph.
Sunny indoor since no resistance is measured I am capped at 100 rpms cadence.
Wahoo Kickr has me at 85 rpm doing 15mph flat ground in a pretty high gear ratio.
Up a 10% gradient 100% trainer difficulty I am hitting 500w and the rear flyweight is coming to a dead stop in seconds. I do a small coast and I am still averaging my 3 seconds so I am still moving. After a second of no pedaling I take another full crank kick to spike my watts and keep moving.
On flats if I coast for 3 seconds my rear flyweight is still spinning very fast, and I know outdoors on my bike I’d be coasting for awhile as it dips down slowly in mph. In the game 3 seconds of no pedalling, my rider pulls over since I am not putting out watts.
When I calibrate my Kickr it seems to actually know when I am pedalling 25mph and how long it takes to coast down to 13-15mph but in Zwift all the real world stats seem to get tossed and everything just goes off watts and cadence.
Is my Kickr operating Zwift correctly or is their a setup/setting I have been overlooking? Is Zwift completely against 3 second coasting?
Update: I never updated the software. I linked it to Zwift directly I guess I figured it would update automatically. I am now linking it to wahoo fitness app, and discovered my wheel size was inaccurate. Idk how much a difference these things will make, but I’ll keep you guys posted.