It would be nice if it were possible to set a minimum uphill grade (for example 2%) so that there is always a minimum resistance on smart trainers and one would still be able to feel the terrain changes.
I really like the simulation-like feeling when going up Alpe de Zwift for example but for flat or rolling terrain I am not willing to cope with the insane resistance changes by shifting all the time. As my FTP is above 300w I have to use the big ring most of the time and that lead’s to trainer noise and stress, lot’s of shifting, all gears need to be properly adjusted, … - all that is not necessary indoors.
For example I don’t see a reason why I would like to go below 200w with 90rpms on my second gear indoors as indoors training is great for holding the power on a reasonable level and in races there is no time to go into recovery zone anyways (except downhill in aero duck).
My old non-smart trainer had the perfect resistance curve for indoor training - I could spin easily in the lowest gear but never needed to switch to the large ring except for sprint training - and I am looking for a similar experience for my new smart trainer. It would greatly enhance my Zwift experience, if it would be possible to set such a minimum resistance. Currently I don’t even use the ‘smart’ part of my trainer in Zwift because of this but set the resistance manually.
P.S.: I already found a similar request but it is already archived. See Minimum grade setting for smart trainers
Edit: There is another related request: Increase baseline resistance