I am using the following setup:
- Cycleops Fluid2 trainer with approximately 200 “miles” of use. The knob is tightened two full turns after the roller contacts the tire. I bought this trainer new and there has never been any indication of a fluid leak.
- Continental Hometrainer 700x23 tire inflated to 100 psi
- Garmin ANT+ dongle, HR strap and speed/cadence sensor
- Set up in garage, temperature between 35F and 40F
My zpower is incorrect. Zwift is reporting FTP around 370W, and this morning I averaged 134 bpm heart rate and 360 W over an hour. I would not expect to see these power numbers from a 48 year old guy who maybe rides 3,000 road miles a year.
I think I’m set up properly. I’m using a supported trainer and selected it from the menu in Zwift, my tire pressure and roller tension is correct, and I don’t have trouble with the ANT signal dropping out.
Is there something wrong with my particular trainer? Could the relatively low temperature in my garage prevent the fluid clutch from ever producing the expected resistance?