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.
Precise power readings every time you train indoors.
All you need is a speed sensor and supported trainer.
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.
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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.
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.
Fluctuation in tire pressure affects the resistance between your trainer and rear tire.
Make sure the tension between the rear tire and trainer are the same for each ride.
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*.
Your trainer is supported!
* Not seeing your trainer listed? There's a good chance you can still train with TrainerRoad. Learn how.
Do you own a power meter or smart trainer?
VirtualPower is one of three ways you can use TrainerRoad to train with power.
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Highly effective and easy-to-use power-based training software. Perhaps the best US$15 you can spend on getting faster.
Written by: BikeRadar
Date published: 11/17/2014
5 / 5 stars