All, I am a 235lb novice rider with a just tested FTP of only 184. I currently ride on a Kurt Kinetic trainer + stages power meter. I had had an ACL tear and reconstruction so my right leg is much weaker than my left, and I’m very out of shape. So I’m very slow, but getting faster!
I love Zwift. Unlike group rides I feel no pressure to ‘keep up’ or that I’m slowing people down who want to ride. Cost is not an issue, and I’m considering a Wahoo Kickr but here is my concern:
At my weight and low power output (235lbs and ~140 watts if I’m just cruising) going up the big hills in zwift is VERY SLOW (3-4 kph).
FINALLY MY QUESTION: If I had the Wahoo Kickr, would the extremely steep hills have so much resistance that I simply wouldn’t be able to turn the pedals and make it up the hill? Would I be ruining the Zwift experience that I love on the Kurt Kinetic because I’m not at a level of fitness to appreciate it yet?
What would you recommend?