Wahoo vs Elite trainers ride feel

A light bike doesn't replace good fitness.

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by TobinHatesYou

EdWiser wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2024 2:24 pm
The big problem here is that power is reported different by different sources. As they all have their own power equations.

I think this is overblown. A well maintained geared bicycle drivetrain is 97.5-98.5% efficient except when cross-chained. At ~250W, this would be a ~5W difference between a wheel-off trainer and a pedal/crank/spider-based PM. No one should be satisfied with >2% difference between two power meters regardless of the position of the device.

Here is a ride of mine from hours ago. Except for one 40-second divergence in a 1h30m ride, my KICKR BIKE SHIFT and Vector 3 pedals were basically within 1W of each other.

https://analyze.dcrainmaker.com/#/publi ... 4bb7eceacf

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