Hi, I am new to Zwift 11 hours in. I’m having some issues around ERG mode in training.
I use a Wahoo snap and always perform a spin down before a session and it is correctly calibrated. I check that ERG is ON when on training rides. I also have a wahoo cadence sensor.
I tend to struggle to feel any difference at all in the resistance when being asked to perform a high wattage. I have experimented and tried to ride at a lower cadence when I should feel the resistance kick in but I don’t seem to notice a change.
I also tend to struggle when being asked to perform low wattage rides at a higher cadence.
I’m at the right cadence but the power is still high. I would have to really reduce my cadence to get to the power asked for.
Another example - ZWIFT is asking for 116 watts at 90rmp. I meet the cadence but my watts are 130, the power doesn’t go down.
From what I understand is that ERG means I only worry about cadence and ERG should do the rest? For example for power of 90 watts in a warm up, I’d probably be doing 60rpm? But Zwift is asking for 85 which makes me produce too many watts.
I stick to the same gear, I would expect ERG to kick in and effect the watts?
The resistance part of the trainer seems to work fine, as on free rides I definitely feel when you are going up and down hill.
Any thoughts are solutions would be great. I am a noob!