Resistance using Tacx Vortex

Noticing when get to beginning of incline, I can feel my trainer increase resistance, but it doesn’t seem to sustain.  I normally gear down to keep my cadence up.  Shouldn’t the resistance feel constant or is just because I have geared down?

Thanks and look forward to your reply.

Hi Bruce - 

You’re right on the money! When you hit an incline, if you gear down, you’ll handle the resistance easier, just like going up a hill in real life. This is SIM mode.

We also use ERG mode in workouts. In ERG mode, the resistance will continue to adjust as you ride to keep your wattage at the target for your interval so you can just focus on cadence.

I hope this helps! Ride on!

You should see your speed drop too - as in the real world