I have recently replaced my KICKR and use it with ZWIFT running on an Apple TV. Shortly after I got the new KICKR I upgraded ZWIFT and began to notice something new and, to me, strange.
I am riding along and come to a hill. The tension gets easier while the cadence stays the same or rises. My speed drops, which I would expect. But this all happens without me changing gears.
If I come to a downhill, the tension does not get easier, but my speed does rise.
It’s like driving a car with an automatic transmission. It automatically adjusts without me having to manually shift gears. On the bike, my tension is changing automatically without me changing gears.
Does anyone know why this is happening? Is it the KICKR or ZXIFT doing it? How can I shut it off so I’m controlling cadence by changing gears manually?