I just set up a new Climb.
A friend of mine who has one said, "Make sure you unlock it and set your trainer difficulty to 100. Default is about 50."
So I did that, but I wonder…
I’m not exactly the strongest rider here (50+ y.o. woman with a Zwift FTP of ~2.1 w/kg.) who rides to burn off the booze and cookies. I have no dreams of racing (back of the pack triathlete here).
- Is there a technical reason I need to set the trainer to 100% or is he yanking my chain? I know the math of it, with grades. Honesty, if it goes up only 1.5% for a 3% climb, I’m not crying about that - at least until I get familiar with it.
- if i keep the trainer at 100%, vs the default it had been before (50%ish), should I do another FTP test to reset my baseline? Does Zwift somehow account for that in its algorithms? Is there any correlation between the two? It certainly seemed harder during a short shake down ride i did.
Thanks! Happy New Year!