So, I started with a Tacx Flow smart (had it for 3 years), but I just felt it wasn’t up to the task for interval training, too slow to react etc, feel not always the best (grabby, not smooth).
Went with a dumb Cycleops Jet Fluid Pro (still own it), and used with my PM it was great, particularly for on/off intervals where sometimes an ERG mode or resistance mode can jam you up a bit. The challenge was not going too hard and trying to keep to the power. Example being, target 280, I might be doing 290+ (Get into the rhythm), so I looked around at smart trainers as I felt a good turbo and ERG mode for TR would be ideal.
I bought a Cycleops Magnus for £260, reduced from £499. Initial thoughts were good, it was much more stable than the Jet Fluid Pro, but I just can’t workout how I should be using it!
I want to use Trainer Road with the power coming from my PM, so I pair the Magnus and the Stages, use power match, put in ERG mode but it simply doesn’t work right, the resistance just doesn’t seem to correlate. First point to note, I also pair my PM with my Wahoo BOLT as I like to have this running in case of crashes on iphone and also because I have a HRM that I can’t pair with my phone.
Should I attempt to leave the Wahoo off as a first step to see if the ERG mode works OK before trying anything else?