Riding in which gear and chainring?


(Tom Synnott) #1

Is there a certain chainring and gear I should use?

I completed The Gorby and trying to get the 315w power I had to move to the very lowest gear and the small chainring. At one stage it was almost impossible to turn the pedals over.

Then I noticed if I peddled a little faster it become a tad easier.

The next hard part of this workout I left the big chainring on and a higher gear. Impossible couldn’t move.

On the third hard burst, I was able to leave it in the bigger chainring and still achieve 315w.

On the 5 min rests, big chainring or small chainring, was able to achieve 160w.

Does this sound normal?


(Mark Pearce [82 Kg]) #2

Mate we need more info to help you, what is your trainer? is it smart, are you using just a dumb trainer with zpower? is it a dumb trainer coupled with a power meter?