On an easy 60 min free ride over Richmond’s cobbled climbs, I noticed that I have to deliver about 20-30 extra Watts to keep the same cadence. All in the same gear, of course.
My first thought was that this was caused by the Road Feel feature of my Tacx Neo. Then I thought that was a stupid idea and that there was probably some increase of simulated rolling resistance. In real life, you have to increase power too to keep cadence (and speed) when on cobbles.
But when I turned of Road Feel after the first cobble section in the second lap, I found that I did not need the extra Watts anymore on the subsequent cobble sections.
Does Tacx Neo Road Feel influence speed? Should I turn off Road Feel when racing?
I may plan some tests in Paris and in ERG mode to see if I can do faster laps with Road Feel off.