Hi all! Question to see what people have done in the past. I use Zwift to keep in shape for racing MTB, so i do my riding on my Specialized Epic plopped onto an Elite Direto. The issue is it has a 34T front ring (which is as big as i reasonably can fit on the frame) and 11 to 42 in the back, with relatively larg(ish) jumps between gears. As a result, on even the smallest downhill it’s pretty easy to spin out.
Not a big deal normally, I just do workouts with Erg mode, but i’d like to try racing.
What’s the recommendation to make it work the best? Take trainer resistance setting down to Zero and hope the biggest gears are big enough to keep up, with really no feeling of up and down hill?
Or set the resistance up to 100% so that I can be assured of having a big enough gear on uphill grades, even if that means spinning out and getting passed by on the downhills?
Thoughts? Anybody else (e.g., MTB or CXers) facing this kinda thing?