I am riding since 1 year now with Elite Direto.
The problem persists:
When I ride and gradients change, it first “overshoots” the resistance and then “undershoots” the resistance.
Worst on Alpe du Zwift. In the corners I freewheel with 1/3 of the power from before. And then just when I shift up resistance kicks in and I power above my threshold.
But the worst are constant minor resistance changes out of no reason.
When I ride on the flats with constant cadence there is a constant beeping from the device and up- and downregulation of resistance, leading to up- and down regulation of wattage. Best exemplified and most annoying in the Zwift FTP workout. Until the 20min FTP effort it is ERG mode and all is fine. But the moment the “free ride” FTP effort starts, resistance regulates up and down and up and down, even though IT SHOULD NOT REGULATE AT ALL.
This makes me suffer through races on Zwift as well, making me non-competitive. I have a sawtooth power profile even on the flattest section pedalling smooth. And the trainer is beeping and changing resistance all the time. Driving my over threshold values.
Whenever I increase power output through pedalling stronger, resistance regulates up, then down, then up again, as if “fighting” the power change.
The only thing I heard from Elite Support is that it is a communication error towards Zwift and not in their hands. Zwift says it is because other Bluetooth devices hinder good communication. So blaming others. I tried different connections, nothing helps this behaviour… so it is the Elite communication.
The one comment that I found most teaching was from a TrainerRoad forum that said that Elite Trainer tries to “smoothen out” unequal pedalling to have the flywheel running balanced. And that this is somehow corrupted when talking to Zwift. That sounds reasonable. But nothing to do about it…
I wish for an Elite Firmware update!!!