Trainer - Kickr Core w/crank cadence sensor
Bike - Airdrop Edit enduro bike on 1x11 (32 x 11-40)
So i’ve finished my 2nd week of dirt destroyer, after previously completing all of pebble pounder.
My feedback based ony my experience of both.
- The workout itself is great. Really feel like i’m building up strength and power
- It’s definitely a step up from the beginner one! and is pushing me to my limit sometimes
- The warm ups and cool downs are insanely inconsistent. Sometimes there’s a 95w effort for 3mins, followed by a cool down that starts at 140w? It’s almost like no one at Zwift has actually tried the program. Often the cool down isn’t even cool down and it’s just a 5-10minute effort. This means I can’t keep riding if I feel I want to do a bit more and have to drop my power all the way down and ramp back up.
- The dialogues are all over the place. You rarely get informed about the cadence of the effort and often get told about the effort you’re in half way through. Completely useless.
- The freeride sections are a joke (A lot of people have commented here). Not sure what the idea was, but how am I meant to put out 110% FTP when I could be going downhill on a smart trainer?
- Linked to the above comment, It doesnt seem to be very catered to the idea that I have my MTB attached to the trainer and i’m on a 1x11 drivetrain. I cannot physically crank out 200w at 65rpm on a 32/11 gearing unless i’m going uphill.
- Also linked to the above, it often asks me to get out the saddle for when it gets hard. The issue is that the resistance isnt hard enough to suport me (i’m 90kg, only 184W FTP tbf).
I really think this workout needs a complete review and revamp. Pebble pounder and this are night and day! Such a shame given the great challenge and variety. I hope the Zwift team can spend a day or 2 cleaning this up and sorting out what could be a great programme.