Different power readings for different bikes?

(Jared Purnhagen) #1

I have been getting about 25% less average power on my 26” commuter bike vs. my 700c road bike. Wheel size shouldn’t matter since I am using a trainer that transmits power readings. Max power is definitely less due to gearing.

Could the road bike just be more efficient?

Either way, I still get a good workout on the 26” bike. It’s mostly sprints where I am limited due to gearing.