Since today’s workout I’m experiencing problems with ERG-training I’m doing on TR.
For example, when I have to pedal at 190 watts, the trainer automatically stabilizes at 170 watts while my cadence remains almost the same. It’s always a 10% difference it seems.
Even after calibration I continue to experience the same problems. I didn’t have this problem last Sunday, but I did see that the app has been updated between these two days, are there more people who suffer from this?
My smart trainer is Elite Direto XR
Update: I fixed the problem, it was because I took my Garmin cadence sensor off the bike… I took this off during maintenance yesterday and forgot to put it back on… Though I can’t see why the smart trainer needs a external cadence sensor because it already has one built in.
Same issue, same solution with my Suito.
Problems with Erg mode often stem from connection issues.
You need a strong connection between TrainerRoad and your devices for Erg mode to work well.
We prioritise different devices for certain metrics. TrainerRoad will prioritise cadence readings from your cadence sensor.
If you don’t have the cadence sensor paired, we will take cadence readings from your power meter (which I see that you had paired for this ride).
If your power meter is running low on battery, or is connected to multiple devices/ apps, this can weaken the connection to TrainerRoad.
If you don’t have a cadence sensor or power meter paired, we will take cadence readings from your smart trainer.
If any or all of your devices have a weak connection, it is possible that we are switching between devices to attain cadence readings which makes for an unpleasant experience in Erg mode.
The solution is to make sure that you have a strong connection to all of your devices to ensure optimal Erg mode function.
Check out this article to learn how you can take steps to avoid dropouts and strengthen the connection between your devices and TrainerRoad: Device Dropouts.
Hope this helps in the future!