A relative of mine just opened a zwift account for me so that I could train on his wahoo kickr,
I put in all my personal data - I’m female, 18yo, just under 5’, 101 lb.
I was riding the TT bike on level ground, maintaining between 2.6 & 2.8 w/kg.
Then a rider (male, from the avatar) PASSES me and he’s doing ~2.0 w/kg while passing me and he maintains that while pulling ahead!
Later, another (male) rider, on a TT bike pulls level with me and stays there for over a minute, while putting out ~ 1.6 - 1.8 w/kg, while I’m doing a steady 2.2 - 2.4 w/kg.
From everything I understand about zwift, this should not be possible. I believe that speed is based on power output in w/kg, so 2 riders on the same bike and road having equal w/kg power output should be going at the same speed.
I’m on the short side, so I don’t think my height had anything to do with it.
Is there something that I do not understand here?
Could someone please explain why this happened, or is it a ‘bug’ in zwift ?