Anybody else with >4w/kg FTP having issues with low overall resistance on the Wahoo KICKR?
I know about the “difficulty” setting, but that affects the difference between min and max, not the overall baseline. I am in top gear on all downhill areas no matter how slight, and I’m in top gear on the flat sprint segment with the RPM a bit higher than optimal for me. This is on 50-11 gearing. The result is that while on the road I can manage 1100w/15s, my Zwift max is about 950w/15s.
I tried raising the resistance with the Wahoo Utility on iPhone via Bluetooth while in Zwift, but it turned off SIM mode (i.e. the variable resistance stopped working for the duration of the ride).
When I start pedaling before logging into Zwift, the flat road resistance is about right, but as soon as I hit the Zwift “Just Ride” screen the resistance immediately drops.
My KICKR has the latest firmware & spindown applied. I’m using a Windows PC with the Garmin ANTUSB-m stick. I have a Quarq on the bike that’s using the KICKR and watts are similar.
I ran this by Zwift support and they didn’t have any suggestions so hoping someone in the community has figured out a workaround.