I know this has come up in the past due to the large flywheel and spin-down time, but my situation is slightly different as it’s come up only recently and more extreme.
So I have the original hammer, and I’m used to the delay of a few seconds when transitioning from a high wattage (350+) interval to low wattage (110-120) in ERG, it never really bothered me before. In the last few weeks I’ve been having a problem where when I move into the lower recovery interval with a setting of say 116w, the trainer will flounder around 80w for minutes, and never seems to want to the apply the resistance to get it back up to the prescribed amount. it’s driving me a little crazy because if I’m doing a vo2 or anaerobic interval workout it never gets to the right wattage before the next interval starts. I end up switching to resistance mode so I can force my way through.
The only part of my setup that changed relatively recently was switching from a 4iii power meter to stages a few months ago. So I turned off power match to see if somehow the stages was causing the issue, no difference. My only other thought is that a firmware update messed it up, or something actually broke in the trainer itself.
Anyone else with a hammer experiencing or have experienced the same thing?