We recently bought a new turbo (Saris H3) for when we need to train and can’t get outside or to the local gym’s Watt Bike.
Today I did a 2 hour fasted session keeping Z2 heart rate.
I switched erg mode off so I could change my intensity to keep heart rate in my zones.
In the easiest gear at 85rpm I sat at 150w. The only way to drop watts was to cycle about 65rpm which doesn’t seem right.
In the upper chain ring I can barely turn the pedals…it’s like cycling up a 22% hill.
At the end of 2 hours it told me I had cycled 15 miles (so 7.5mph throughout) which also seems odd.
I know every bike is different but indoors I usually cover 18+ miles per hour.
In erg mode it’s still tougher than 4 different Watt Bikes and 6 different Stages bikes I’ve used over the years.
Does anyone with more experience know if this sounds off and if it does, what it could be?
The LBS put the cassette onto the turbo and I don’t have the tools or knowledge to change the cassette at the mo.
Thanks in advance