People with a simple wheel on magnetic turbo, what kind of power numbers are you able to hit for what RPM?
My understanding on gearing was nothing more than push one way for harder/easier, so I’ve tried to at least look that up first to understand answers.
My bike has 50/34 on front, and lowest on rear is 12 teeth I think from trying to count last night. With the magnet on full I’m needing to hit 95 RPM to hit 330W, and ~105rpm to hit 390W.
Are there any ways to increase the resistance? The trainer seems to be screwed as tight to the wheel as I can make it.
Of not my options seem:
- Would a different entry level trainer be likely to offer different resistance?
- Spend more on a better turbo.
- Upgrade to a standard cassette (not essential covid work )
- Make do with doing up to SS/FTP rides. This wouldn’t have bothered me as not that fussed on ‘training’ and just want to be able to do some exercise and enjoy, but frustrating when the social rides I’ve tried to join have done V02 intervals, and last night was constantly being asked to go <90rpm.
PS: just to pre-empt it, yes I’m sorry wasn’t meant as a humble brag