TR support confirmed there is a bug in the revamped desktop version affecting the experience when in “resistance” mode. A recently known issue with our latest revamp of the desktop app. The issue is exactly as I described; when the trainer drops in resistance mode, it’s not picked back up nearly quickly enough and causes the spike.
The spike is brutal, over 200% of FTP. Unfortunately I use resistance mode for the 8-minute and and 20 minute tests. There was a recent TR desktop update so I decided to test resistance mode and sure enough still spiked over 200%. I can tell you this, a 200% spike during a threshold test is painful at best and unrecoverable at worst, especially when it happens 8x over a 20 minute test.
So TrainerRoad folk, what’s the BugID? How do I know if/when this will be fixed, it’s kind of critical. I know most folks have moved on to the ramp test, but there are still quite a few uses for the 8/20 minute tests and resistance mode in general. Please fix ASAP.