I don’t often post but have a question for everyone. This year I upgraded my old Madone to the Emonda SL6, and for Christmas wife bought me the new trainer, Saris Mag +. So my old FTP with my Madone near my A race was 169. Yesterday I did the FTP Test for the start of this training plan and posted a 224. That’s a 32% increase from where I was.
Having given the back story, here is my question - Can the new gearing for the new bike make that big of a difference?
This is the only thing I can attribute the increase to, and on a personal note, I know I am able to turn the cranks easier with the 50/34 compared to the old 53/34. I look forward to your thoughts.