Hello and good afternoon all! My Kickr Rollr is working out great and I’m actually happy with this roller meets trainer. One thing that is an issue, however, is that it’s late on picking up hills. That is to say, I’ll be halfway to three quarters up a hill before the resistance changes.
What do you all think is causing this? My setup is as follows: Windows 11 on a laptop for Zwift, a Garmin Edge 530 (Which is not linked to the Rollr or my power meter) A Rally XC100 Garmin power meter, an ANT + dongle, an HRM heart rate monitor, and of course the Rollr itself.
I should point out that I have “maxed out” the trainer difficulty on Zwift. If anyone has any suggestions, they’ll all welcome and appreciated
Normally you connect the trainer as power source and controllable.
The trainers regulates it’s resistance with the in input of it’s own powermeter internally with the workout data received from zwift.
If you connect an external powermeter to zwift and the trainer just as a controllable, the powermeter data has to get to the computer, is calculated by the zwift software, combined with the workout data and the sent back to the trainer to set it’s resistance.
Sorry if my first statement was incomplete, the aforementioned only applies to workouts in erg mode.
Hi folks! Wow, great discussion! To answer Cris, I do ensure that the Rollr itself is the “Power Source,” but good point. And to answer Steve, so far I’ve only tried it on smaller climbs but even then it takes awhile. And to John, it is very interesting you should ask! I do notice that after an incline, there is still some lag on a flat surface for a little bit before the resistance resets to the normal, flat terrain.
All great points and questions, thank you very much I want to try this ANT+ business and I have an ANT+ dongle; however, the Rollr itself at least under “Controllable,” only appears with a Bluetooth icon, how in the world do I switch it to ANT+. And when I do, should I change the Power Source and Cadence to ANT+ as well?