New trainerroad user and new stages power meter owner. My apologies if these questions and concerns have already been addressed.
I have recently purchased a L crank arm power meter that I will be using on both my gravel and road bikes for outdoor training. I do about 60% of my training inside on a Cycleops Hammer trainer with an old dedicated trainer bike that does not have a power meter on it. After I received my new meter, I decided to use it on the trainer for one ride to make sure there wasn’t a huge discrepancy. During the workout, the stages was reading roughly 10% lower than the hammer trainer. For future trainer workouts, I do not plan to use my on bike power meter. My questions are:
Is it possible to change the power readings on trainerroad to match my power meter readings without changing the effort?
Should I retest my FTP with the stages connected and powermatch on in order to get a more accurate number that I can use outside? If I do this, will the power numbers continue to be deflated to match the stages if my stages isn’t connected on future workouts?
Is there a way to manually inflate my numbers on the stages in order to match my hammer during outside workouts?
I recognize the easiest method would be to make a mental note of the difference and then perform the workouts only meeting 90% of the target power for prescribed intervals, but I also want my TSS and IF to be accurately reflected outside. Thanks, everyone.