I have been doing workout mode almost exclusively since the start of the new year after being away from cycling for several months. I am to the point I can hold 200W for 10 min in erg mode without feeling like I need to quit halfway, but when my workout ends and I continue riding (no longer in ERG mode) ~140W feels just as hard, with my heart rate also reaching the same.
I have read about Kickr Snaps having unbalanced rollers that cause vibrations, and I seem to be getting this… but I can’t notice it in ERG mode at all. When out of erg mode though the whole floor shakes to the point that my family thought a large diesel truck was in our driveway.
If it was happening all the time I would know it was the unbalanced roller (which I can tell I do have at least a little after looking at it), but it works perfect in ERG mode so I can’t help but feel there’s something else going on here.
I do spin downs and advanced spin downs regularly and have tried setting “Trainer Difficulty” completely off but still have the problem.
Its frustrating that I have no clue which number is my real FTP (200 or 140). If I take an FTP test its not erg mode so I get a terrible number like 140. But if I make a custom workout set to 200 watts in place of the FTP test section, I can push through it. It’s especially frustrating because I can’t be competitive in races with this problem.
There isn’t by chance a way to use ERG mode in races and manually turn up/down the desired wattage instead of shifting is there? Or better yet would be a way to fix my problem that doesn’t involve buying a better trainer.