Hi, I’m hoping if you can help me with a Time Trial. Currently I’ve got a MTB set up with the turbo trainer and am thinking of doing a Time Trial. When I’m in the highest gear to push the wattage I want I’m always around 90 - 100RPM is this an issue when doing a time trial and would it effect my result? Thanks!
Hi @Izzy_NZ, welcome to the forums. This is a typical issue with people who have a MTB on their trainer. The gears on MTB’s tend to be smaller by design than the gears on a typical road bike. If you can comfortably ride at high RPM’s then it shouldn’t be an issue.
Also check that your “trainer difficulty” (actually virtual gearing) is set to max.
Should it not be “not set to max”? From what I know, this gives you wider gear effectively. Set to max will thus cause you to spin out earlier - which is why I have mine set down to 70 or so, also on MTB.
Thanks so much, my Time Trial went really well and it wasn’t an issue!