I have read that the jumps in a ramp test should be 20watts each time. Can anybody explain why a ramp test might increase by less than 20watts, and the circumstances where that will benefit the rider and lead to a more reliable test? And how does TR calculate the jump? I did a ramp test this morning, and the jumps between steps were quite small (only 12-13 watts) and it took ages to get TOUGH - so as a result I lasted quite a long time in the test.
I’m interested to know why smaller increases are used. Personally I think it is harder to have smaller increases between steps since it increases the work you have to do before getting to the really hard stuff… For example doing 240, 260, 280, 300 (20w increases over 4 mins) is so much easier than 240, 253, 266, 279, 292, 305 (13 w increases over 6 mins) right??
In addition, as a perk of lasting so long in the ramp test @chad via the instructional text promised that the team at trainerroad would hang my portrait up!! So I’ve attached a post test portrait for the TR team IMG_5161|375x500