This is my first post, been using TR for a year or so though.
I am about to start a new sweet spot base block that will start tomorrow with an ramp up test. Today I decided to test my trainer to fine tune the setup and found out that the power I was outputting seems to be lower then expected for the speed I was able to sustain. I am using Virtual power on a dumb trainer with a magnetic resistance together with a speed and cadence sensor. The rear wheel is just barely touching the trainer wheel and I feel that I have a good grip. Also using a dedicated trainer tire.
The question is, is this normal behavior? Can I do anything to improve the readings? How accurate is VP for you vs real world?
According to Strava I peaked at 48km/h and gott an estimated FTP of 97watt. That seems a bit low for the speed.
The test was done on a tacx blue matic on setting 1 with a tacx speed and cadence sensor.