Hey all, just saw a post on this which had been somewhat answered (but not resolved) and then archived.
I just got the new 2018 Kickr, and the Climb. As the other post mentions, the Climb doesn’t respond to gradient changes during a Workout (in ERG mode)… and it needs to.
I understand that there might be technical or methematically correct reasons why they don’t in the software, but when I’m training on the road and doing SST intervals with, for instance, 5 mins at 275 watts, I’m STILL going uphill and my body is utilising the lower back muscles etc, which is be exact reason I bought the Climb. The whole beauty of Zwift and smart trainers is that users can do their workouts indoors, with exact numbers and an awesome experience. And the Climb just opened that up in a whole new way. But that now simply means one can only climb, stand, use the right muscles, when one ISN’T actually doing a workout and is only free riding. This really isn’t great. Of course, I could manually adjust the grade of the Climb during a workout, but why should I need to focus on that when it should be automatic and I’m focusing on the workout?
Can an option be built in to the software to simply allow gradient changes on or off in workouts?
Thanks for listening, hope this can be considered as Zwift helps so many people train through the winter. Now the days of sitting on a flat bike with a sore butt after 2 hours are over because we can stand and climb… except, we actually can’t.
Peace and love and bike riding,