Before I begin, I am new to TrainerRoad and to static bike trainers. Being a keen mountain biker with less time to ride, I was hoping it would be a great way to keep my fitness up.
I got a LifeLine TT02 fluid trainer from a well known bike sale website, as it was on sale, and a wahoo cadence and speed tracker. On this I’m using a fairly inexpensive road bike I bought a few years back. I’ve told TrainerRoad I have a Kinetic Road Machine fluid trainer as I read a review it has a similar power curve.
I have found my comfortable cadence tends to be around 70, maybe a bit quicker on a good day. When doing some of the workouts in the “Sweet Spot” training plan, the text often tells me to keep a much higher cadence (around 90). If I try do this in a higher gear my power output is way over the target. In a lower gear my power output is a fair amount under.
So my questions - is this normal? Have I got the setup wrong, and need to try a different trainer setting (if yes, how do I know which)? Is it down to bad technique and will be something I slowly get the hang of?
I realise this could be a stupid question(s), but I thank you for your patience with me