I have just started a TR plan using my newly purchased Elite Direto (Performance Bicycle is offering 20% off them right now). Last week while doing Baxter I was pedaling in the granny gear to keep my RPM’s as close to 120. About half way through the workout I noticed the cadence readings got a little wonky. I counted my cadence and I was around 106 but the Direto was saying my cadence was 46. During the workout I was also having problems with the workout auto pausing. I read a topic on this forum that offered some solutions for the auto pausing and so I am going to try getting a male to female 3’ long cable to put the ANT dongle closer to the trainer.
My question is this - will the longer cable also fix my cadence issue? Or should I also invest in a cadence/rpm device like the one Wahoo makes?
I seem to remember reading somewhere that some smart trainers have a hard time calculating cadence in the easier gears. Is this true or am I remembering incorrectly? If it is the case it would seem that a cadence counter is a necessary purchase.
Cheers and thank you in advance for any advice.