hey guys. Loving Zwift so far but i have an issue when it i get to steep climbs…
Im using a Cycleops Magnus and have the latest firmware and went through the calibration. I am 5’8 and 155 lbs. I can clip along just fine on the flats going 20-22 mph and maintain about 175-180 watts. I can even push it over 200 watts for a good stretch and not burn out. However, when i get to 5% or greater climbs, im toast. The guys i passed miles back are now flying past me. At about 7% slope my speed is down to 5 mph and my output is down to about 100 watts but i FEEL LIKE IM PUTTING IN TRIPLE THE EFFORT of the flats at 175 watts. If im exerting way more energy, shouldnt my watts go up…not down?
Is this normal or is something wrong with the trainer? Also, I can ride up slopes much easier in real life. i have a 7%ish grade near my house that i can go up at about 10mph fairly easy (though its only about 200 feet long)…but in Zwift, that same grade will drop me down to 5mph in a few seconds…and the trainer difficulty is at the default 50%! ???
Thanks for any feedback!