Hi TR folks,
I use a Kickr20 in ERG mode to do my Ramp Test. I kept my cadence between 90 ~ 110 until the last few minutes and this is what happened…
230W & 240W @ 110 RPM
250W @ 102 RPM
260W @ 55RPM
270W & 280W @ 30 RPM - Then finished.
During the last 2 x 1 minute segments, because of the low cadence, I was very slightly coming off of the saddle and I had a very slight rock from side to side but still seated. I tried to keep centered and seated as much as possible. Is this cheating the Ramp Test because I am putting some bodyweight into the downstroke effort?
I ask is because I want to have an accurate FTP because if the FTP ends up to be higher than my real capabilities because of the last 2x 1 minute segment’s incorrect pedaling, then I will just suffer for the workouts in the next block. Or should I not be concerned as TR’s algorithm has taken this into consideration?
This is my 2nd ever Ramp Test. In my first test I had steady cadence @ 100 until the last 4 minutes where I went from 100 to 95, 90, 80, and then finished with a few seconds at 55 RPM.
Thanks for any feedback.