My Assioma Uno power pedals were delivered yesterday and I had my first ride this morning. For the past month or so it’s felt like something changed with my vortex trainer, which was purchased in Dec 18. The effort seemed much harder each workout while my average power stayed the same or in some cases would decline resulting in failed workouts. I ramp tested a few weeks ago and went from 256 to 239. I had been increasing my run mileage so I figured my legs were just a bit spent. However, my outdoor rides were getting stronger, so I wasn’t convinced I had lost bike fitness. In come the assioma pedals. While riding through Pioneer this morning I kept an eye on the trainer power output as compared to the pedals. The trainer was always reporting 20-30 watts less. I thought maybe it would level out after 10-15 minutes as the trainer warmed up but it never did. So for the past few weeks I’ve been training at an FTP roughly 10-12% higher than what’s actually stated. No wonder VO2 has been so damn hard. Here’s my effort on Pioneer today compared to a similar power effort a few weeks ago that shows the huge decrease in HR with the same effort.
ASSIOMA UNO POWER
I just figured I’d post this in case someone else is running into a similar issue and is searching the forums for confirmation.