I broke my arm back in September and picked up a Kickr Core used from a guy in town to stay in shape while I couldn’t ride outdoors.
I really liked it and decided I want to continue using a smart trainer ( and trainer road) even though I’m all healed up. So, I bought a new Kickr v5. Not having to calibrate is nice and I like the new feet on the concrete floor in my garage.
One thing I’ve noticed compared to the core though is that it is very, very slow to ramp up resistance from 0 watts in erg mode. I can sometimes spin for 30 seconds or more before it starts to add watts. There’s no delay once it’s already going (ie ramping up from 200 to 300 watts). This is kind of annoying if I ever need to spin backwards after an interval or stand up to stretch my legs out. The watts go to zero and then it might take 45 seconds to get it to come back up to the target watts.
I’m on the latest firmware. I’m wondering if this is being caused by the auto calibration or do I have something set incorrectly. Has anybody else experienced this? It’s definitely different behavior than the kickr core.