ZwiftHQ … I know that you want to believe in your Algos that determine Zwift rider speed, but please keep in mind that those math equations gave you a result with DRAFTING that was (and may still be despite a recent dampening) WAY too beneficial to ridersAn especially in big groups and even moreso descending, SO THERE COULD ALSO BE SOMETHING IN NEED OF A TWEAK IN YOUR CALCS OF THE IMPACT OF RIDER WEIGHT ON RIDER SPEEDS.
Is it possible that this could be the source of why heavy riders do not seem to have more benefit on descents versus the lighter ones?
As for the lighter vs heavier rider debate … I have a theory … We KNOW there are no winds on Zwift … I wonder if the Zwift Algo may also ignore the self generated wind/wind resistance from riders going 40kph? If the algo ignores or miscalculates that drag, then the lighter rider does not have to fight that drag as much as one should. We know lighter riders struggle to fight regular or self created headwinds more than a heavy one, so that might explain some lighter rider outperformance on descents … Could you please share your thoughts ZwiftHQ? Thanks. #Rideon #zwiftΔriding