I’ve had a search on the forum but couldn’t find the exact answers to a couple of queries I have about the Vector 3 pedals.
After deliberating on whether to upgrade my trainer to a smart one or get some power meter pedals (until I can afford both) I am erring on the side of some Garmin Vector 3s (single sided for now). I would really appreciate some advice about the following:
My turbo trainer bike has 175mm cranks and my road bike has 172.5mm crank. I know that I can input the crank size when setting up the pedals. Is there a difference in power readings with different crank lengths? I tend to not use my Garmin Edge when I’m using Trainer Road, just the desktop app. Would I have to adjust the crank length on the Edge every time I swap from the indoor to outdoor bike?
Will a single sided pedal power meter give an oscillating power reading as it goes through the pedal stroke or does Trainer Road smooth it out effeciently?
My current non-smart trainer uses a Garmin speed sensor and the power readings have a lag of around five seconds, which means the sprints are often over before my power has reached its target. Will the Vector pedals eliminate this?