I am very new to Zwift and literally only started using it last week or so. Every single time I have used it I have a mountain of issues which is quite frankly driving me insane to the point of where I am considering just sacking it all off and selling everything. I have already raised it with Zwift support but wondering if anyone else has any suggestions?
I am using my mountain bike fitted onto the Elite Novo Smart. The main issues I am having are:
- No resistance changes up hill - it is super easy to pedal
- Watt changes aren’t always accurate. I can stop pedalling or slow down significantly and it will still say I am pedalling at the same power
- Sometimes the resistance will randomly change out of nowhere where it is almost impossible to pedal and I have to use that much force to pedal it feels like the tyre is slipping on the trainer - My tyre is inflated to the correct pressure and is not too loose or too tight on the trainer.
*Cadence sensor is completely inaccurate. It will one second say I am doing like 23 rpm at 40 watts, and to achieve the 85rpm it wants I am pedalling like absolutely crazy and my feet are slipping off the pedals it is that fast.
It is a second hand trainer but was looked after well by a huge cyclist enthusiast, I have calibrated the trainer on the elite app, the resistance changes work perfectly on that. I have tried purchasing an ANT+ dongle and running it off my PC today on Windows 11( I have the correct drivers installed) still not working.
I have tried it with and without zwift companion connected, with or without bluetooth.
I’m at my wits end and I just don’t understand what I can do to get it working!
Thank you so much