I was hoping someone would be able to explain the following questions so I can understand - and pass this information on as well.
Currently I’m using a Tacx Vortex Smart, which can measure gradients up to 7%, I believe.
A friend is using a Wahoo Kickr Core, which measures gradients up to 16%.
There are several inclines in the Zwift worlds that are steeper than 7%, so how does my hometrainer mimic this? I’ve heard the HT adjust the speed down when I hit inclines higher than 7%, so it actually gives me a virtual speed rather than an actual speed. Is this correct? And I guess that means I will need to put more watts down to keep the same speed as my friend on the Kickr Core? Do I understand this correctly?