VirtualPower®

The easiest and most cost-effective way to train with power.

Kurt Kinetic Road Machine

What is VirtualPower?

With just a speed sensor and supported trainer, you can perform power-based indoor workouts and enjoy the benefits of structured training. VirtualPower provides a cost-effective solution that bridges the gap between high-cost and high-quality without the need for a power meter or smart trainer.

Reliable Training

Precise power readings every time you train indoors.

Simple Setup

All you need is a speed sensor and supported trainer.

Low Cost

Train with power at the lowest out-of-pocket cost.

How Does it Stack Up?

With three ways to train in TrainerRoad, you have plenty of options. VirtualPower was created to give cyclists a simple, cost-effective way to train with power and reap the benefits of structured training.




 
VirtualPower
Power Meter
Smart Trainer
Cost
Low
High
High
Precise Power Readings
Yes
Yes
Yes
Structured Workouts
Yes
Yes
Yes
Indoor Training
Yes
Yes
Yes
Outdoor Training
Yes
Compare Data with Other Riders
Yes
Yes
Automatic Trainer Resistance
Yes
Speed Sensor

How VirtualPower Works

By connecting a speed sensor to TrainerRoad, VirtualPower matches your trainer’s unique power curve to the speed of your wheel to give you precise power data in real time.

A trainer's power curve is its unique representation of what speed you need to create a specific amount of power. VirtualPower supports nearly every trainer on the market.

Rolling Resistance

Consistency is key when training with VirtualPower. Maintaining consistent rolling resistance for each ride will yield consistent data so you get the most out of your workouts.

Tire Pressure

Tire Pressure

Fluctuation in tire pressure affects the resistance between your trainer and rear tire.

Trainer Tension

Trainer Tension

Make sure the tension between the rear tire and trainer are the same for each ride.

Rider on an indoor trainer.

Does your trainer work with VirtualPower?

We have power curves for the world's top trainer brands. Start with your manufacturer to see if your trainer is supported.

Highly effective and easy-to-use power-based training software. Perhaps the best US$12 you can spend on getting faster.
TrainerRoad
Date published: 11/17/2014
5 / 5 stars