Mtb peloton speed


I see some good tests of mtb vs road bike on dirt and pavement. Zwiftinsider.

But how many more watts would I need to put out riding a mtb in a pack, when compared to a road bike?

I joined a group ride today and the advertised pace was a little too low for what I wanted. Got me thinking what would happen if I switched to a mtb. Ideally wanted to make the ride 0.5wkg harder.


Excellent question as I have been wondering the same.

I hate when I’m dying and a guy on a mountain bike rides by.
Their avatar just looks more relaxed.
I bet they have beer too.


I’ve been pointed towards this by zwiftinsider.

It contains a table of power required to over come rolling resistance of each wheel type.

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