I just picked up a Kickr Core after years of using a Cyclops Fluid2.
So far it’s a bit dissappointing.
Here’s my setup.
- Apple TV 4K
- Stages Gen2 Power Meter as power source and cadence
- Kickr Core as controllable
So I’m using the Stages as my power source, however, it seems like to turn over any sort of power I have to use a really big gear.
On the flats, I’m turning the 53x12 or 53x13 at around 90 RPM just to do 200-220 watts. It seems to me like this is way to little resistance. When I get to a hill, things seem to be a bit better.
Is it normal to spin out on the flats in Zwift at just over 200 watts or is something wrong here? When I was on my dumb trainer I’d regularly ride the flats at 300 +, so this is a bit annoying so far.
The other thing I’ve tried is to just use the Kickr Core as my power source, but it seems like the Kickr is reporting power outputs that are significantly higher than what my Stages reports. So this isn’t really an option for me if I want to keep my training numbers consistent.