Sorry if it has been asked before, I’m pretty new to training indoor.
So I did my first FTP test one hour ago and I have a couple of questions. I had calibrated my trainer (a very basic one, tacx flow), with the the chain on the small chainring and middle of the cassette.
But what I noticed is my cadence was rather high during the test and at some point my power target was like 200 and my cadence 120+ (although it might be overestimated as I don’t have a dedicated cadence meter).
So I just moved the chain on the big chainring and it was much more confortable… I could continue the test for some more minutes but I was a little bit disturbed: isn’t the whole point of ERG mode the adaptative resistance FROM the trainer? I would have thought I wouldn’t have to change my gear… So I suspect something is wrong with my setup / how I did the test. Do I need to do the test with a specific average cadence? Which one? Do I need to calibrate the trainer so that when I’m starting the test, the cadence is not too high?
Here is a screen capture of the test (I don’t know if I can directly share the link)
You can notice the change of gear at some point after the cursor.
In any case, I was pretty exhausted at the end of the test.