Gap in W/Kg for AI riders

The AI riders are a great feature. There are a few bugs that are being ironed out, but that’s to be expected.

Can there be an additional rider at 2W/Kg? Whilst this isn’t a race category, it would bridge the gap between D and C and facilitate a less-pedestrian recovery ride.

The current step from D to C expects people to increase their power to weight ration by nearly 70% to join the next AI group ride.

Agree. I did suggest, when the pacebots first appeared, that we have five A-E bots with a consistent gap between them. For example, 1.5, 2.2, 2.9, 3.6, and 4.3w/kg. Everyone should then have an “endurance” bot, as well as “hang on for dear life” training bot.


Until that happens, a workaround would be to choose the D bot, equip a mountain bike and add some weight to your avatar to make it harder to stay with the group. Not perfect obviously.

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Or drop 10-20kgs and hang with the faster bot… :smirk:


This is a great idea, the gaps are two wide generally between each group - everyone should ideally have a “zone2/endurance” pace not, a “tempo/Z3” bot, and “Threshold/Z4” bot - and given the variety in people’s FTPs/zones, the spread of bots is too “gappy” at the moment. Take my upvote :slight_smile:

D group (1.0 - 2.4 w/kg) has, by far, the largest spread (both in actual w/kg and as a fractional increase). I suspect that this group is large in numbers of members as well. It would be nice to split the group or at least put in another pace bot.

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