I am coming back to cycling and got myself a Cycleops Magnus trainer. At first I thought it would be super easy to use it with Zwift since they are even offered at Zwift website. After my first ride I felt the power a little weird so I read a little bit and found out that:
- I have to calibrate it every time I use it (???)
- The calibration should be done after a 10 min warmup
- And to makes things worse the calibration should be done outside of Zwift using Rouvy App
This makes the user experience very bad at best. You warmup for 10 minutes on Rouvy, calibrate in Rouvy, get out of the bike, turn off Rouvy, connect to Zwift start a ride and then you have to warm up again at the beginning of the ride. This makes a 1 hour workout more like a 1h20min workout…
I would just like to wake up hop on my bike and ride without all this hassle and from what I understand the CycleOps Magus + Zwift does not allow that. In my opinion, Zwift should be able to calibrate your trainer while you warmup in the beginning of your workout session, shouldn’t be more complicated than that.
I was thinking of buying a Garmin Vector 3s to use as my power source while in Zwift, would this solve the problem? Can I use the Garmin Vector 3s to measure power in Zwift while Zwift control my Cycleops Magnus resistance?
What setup do you guys recommend to solve this issue?