I have a Schwinn IC8 smart bike (but its not smart enough to deliver accurate power data to Zwift)! I have changed the console, which saw a reduction of 20-25% in the reported power data on Zwift. But I think it may still be too high. For info, my FTP assigned by Zwift is 329W. At 81kg, that gives me a power/weight ratio of 4. I’m reasonably fit, but not Cat A material. The bike cost a fair amount but I’m a bit reluctant to spend another £400-500 on power meter pedals without knowing how much improvement in accuracy they’ll deliver. So I was wondering if I could arrange a meet on Zwift with someone, and they lead off at a fixed power level, and cadence/resistance, the idea being I try to keep up with them so I can compare my bike’s power output against their’s. Would that work? Or are there too many variables to make it accurate enough? Would the other rider have to be a similar height/weight to me (174cm/81kg)?
Hoping someone can help.