I’ve used Sufferfest since February and just started TR today. I took the Sufferfest 4DP test last week for the 3rd time this year and got a 224 FTP (previous best was 229). The TR ramp test I just took today resulted in a 278 FTP. I don’t think I had any sleep, rest, or other significant prep differences between the test. I even rode a metric 2 days ago so I was thinking I’d be tired for the test today.
I expected some difference but not a 54-watt difference, let alone an increase that high. I had my Garmin watch tied to Favero power meter pedals and it suggested a 231 FTP. I’m hoping someone reads this and can shed some light if this is a normal occurrence. Also, what am I supposed to use for my targets for outdoor rides?
The TR app had me complete a calibration spindown and firmware for the smart trainer is up-to-date. In SF my NM, AC, and MAP were all pretty high compared to the FTP result(s).