My power readings on my Kickr Snap have seemed 20-30watts lower since the day i got it (2019 model). This doesn’t bother me for training on trainer road as it’s consistent, but i think its causing a disadvantage when riding on zwift.
The resistance at a given wattage also seems to fluctuate unless i perform a MINIMUM of a 10 min warm up, set tire pressure, turn the knob 2+ full times and then do a spin down to get less than 15 seconds - EVERY time before i even start riding.
Both of these things are becoming quite tiresome when my window to use the trainer 4x week in the mornings before work is already short.
So my i’m wondering if a Stages power metre will be more accurate and require less time setting up before each ride, as i think you can just use that as the power source?
Or is it better to just sell the Snap and buy a direct drive which will be more accurate and require less trouble before each ride?
Does anyone have a similar experience / solution? I am in lockdown atm so the added time before rides is fine. I have a while to choose before i become pressed for time again.