I’ve had an Elite Suito for a month or so now and I was hoping it would make a world of difference to my training as I could generally forget about shifting around and adjust my ageing Tacx Flow resistance. However it’s been a bit of a pain.
I’ve got Vector 2 pedals that were originally Vector 1 pedals so they’re getting on for 7 years old. I’ve never had much cause to question their accuracy etc until now…they read anywhere between 8% and 15% greater than the trainer reports on trainer road. I’m connected to the trainer on my phone through Bluetooth as well as the pedals through ant+ with cadence only selected and auto power match on. Calibrating the Suito through trainerroad doesn’t seem to have any affect on the difference I’m experiencing (I always calibrate the Vectors before using them).
I spoke to Elite about this and they ended up saying:
"MyE-Training show the raw data that the trainer transmits so if on My E-Training the power data is correct it means that the trainer is accurate
Please check with the assistance line of TrainerRoad if the apply some kind of averaging that can caluclate an average power"
Reading elsewhere I believed the Suito searched around for a power meter as soon as you switched it on and did its own power matching hence the good correlation between power meter readings on the Garmin and on the elite app. I’ve even gone to the lengths of buying the vector 3 pedals which shows a similar difference in Garmin output power and trainerroad power on my phone.
Has anyone got any advice? Are there better settings I can use on trainerroad? Currently I’ve got two ftps, one for trainerroad and one for training peaks etc. It’s just a bit annoying especially as the apparent different changes. One day 120% FTP is 132% FTP the other day it could be 140%…