I’ve been running a Pioneer r8000 L/R power meter since the early Spring. I started to notice higher averaged power outdoor rides at the end of the Summer into the Fall. It’s certainly possible that my power has risen…but not this much. I did the Ramp test Monday and my FTP was freakishly high, like almost 5w/kg high! . I think the Pioneer is reporting high power numbers. After the Ramp, i did Carter and my Kickr (Erg and power match enabled) was really acting strange. I would do 250 watts and it felt like there was no resistance and felt like maybe 100-150 watts. I calibrated everything before the rides. Then today i did Scott Peak (because i wanted to get various readings including some V02) and the trainer just wasn’t acting right. I never felt any resistance until the 4 V02 intervals and i was trying to maintain a 105 cadence but my power was 100 watts higher than the prescribed power. Then in the valleys between the intervals, my power would drop to 50 and i couldn’t get the trainer to match up but then on another valley it was adding too much resistance and my power was around 350!
Any suggestions? I think the Pioneer is faulty but the way the trainer was acting has me frustrated. wasting time on this when i could be training.
Just a note on the Kickr, when i used it for power - it seemed more realistic to my actual power numbers. I just assumed using the Pioneer would allow me to get more accurate power and be consistent with outdoor rides.