Is my FTP 258 or 270?


I did a ramp test today. The result was a FTP of 258. But, if I instead use my best eight minute power from the same ramp test and multiply with 0,9 my FTP is 270. Which number would you guys use?

I wish that’s how it worked, but no. I believe the calculation they use for the Ramp Test is basically just 75% of your best 1 minute power.

Yes, thats right. But would it be wrong to use the eight minute power instead? Is it likely that I would score higher if i retested using the eight-minute test?

The ramp isn’t really suitable for applying the 8 minute maths to. They are very different tests.

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that eight minute is not your steady effort. The intensity changed every minute. The question is can you hold your 8th minute power for 8 minute?

In my humble opinion, if you want to set your FTP higher then just set it higher. If you can’t finish the workouts, then that’s a good sign that your FTP is too high.


Yes, absolutely wrong!!! Do not pass ‘Go’, do not collect $200.

  • You can NOT pull any other direct data from the Ramp Test as you are trying to do.
  • The only thing to do is pull the best 1-minute power and multiply by 0.75 to get the estimated FTP.

If you want to look at an 8-minute test evaluation, you need to perform an 8-minute test, period.

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You’d have to do 300watts twice for 8 minutes, that’s a whole other beast than averaging 300watts once for 8 minutes.


Thanks. I think I got the message :wink: