I was living the dream, went from 120 to 225 ftp in 3 months! I’d discovered Zwift and wasn’t a cyclist but wanted to have a go. Got an Elite Turbo Muin from Halfords and hooked it up (bodged it together) with my old mountain bike! Smashing it - got into B cat from nowhere then…
I got a proper road bike a Trek Émonda - completely different set up and riding position from upright to doubled over - I’m using muscles ive not trained AND I got a Wahoo Kickr V5 - thinking … I’m gonna bust this Zwift thing and get to be an A racer this time next year! After all I only had 4 working gears on my mountain bike mashup!
How wrong I was! Ftp has tanked from 225 to 190 with a combination of an over reading trainer and a new riding position!
My question is - how much do you think the change from riding very upright on a mountain bike to the leaned forward Trek Émonda will have impacted my power?
I already know the Turbo Muin was whispering sweet FTP nothings to me - but my hope is that the move from mountain to road bike may have also hurt my abilities meaning … I can improve!