I searched the threads for some answers but I guess I might be the only person using such a dinosaur of a trainer!
TACX Cycleforce Excel with the programmable LCD display, I use ant? garmin sensor to run Z-power and have tried to dial in the resistance level on the TACX Excel to match the wattage shown in z-power.
My FTP is 266 and so I set it up so that when I am at threshold heart rate and z-power shows 270w in the zwift screen I also see 270w on the Tacx Excel display, so far so good and it appears to be an honest level…with representative w/kg and speed on flat terrain… I have selected unlisted trainer in the set up.
The trainer doesn’t have a stepped resistance adjustment that I can find, like 1-10, I can either set the maximum wattage that I want to hit, or set the wattage display to 0 and set it to slope +1.
No matter how I try to set up the resistance it is either too high (Tacx 150w = zwift 50w) or too high (Tacx 300w = Zwift 400w) so when I really go for it… my zwift numbers are too high…
Is anybody else using a TACX Excel and how do you set yours up… wattage or slope or a combination of both…?