Im new here so i hope its not a re-post.
I have just signed up to Sufferfest after using Zwift.
I am using my Mtb on a Wahoo Kickr - its 1 x 12
Just curious what recommendations do people have to complete the 4DP test. I noticed that when in my lowest gear im struggling to get a decent amount of power down when not in an ERG mode workout.
Any info would be awsome
If you’re struggling for resistance using the lowest gear have you tried, erm, using a harder gear?
Then, you have “level” modes within the app, 0-9. 0 being very little resistance and 9 being lots more resistance. If you’re spinning out in top gear in level 9 then you’re a beast
It does take a bit of practice to get the right combination of gearing and level. I wouldn’t advise that you do Full Frontal without playing around with level and gearing first. Try running Primers in level mode the day before to get yourself ready.
Hi there - I’ve used the same setup for probably 6 months including quite a few tests. It’s all just as do’able on our 1x12 setups as it is on a road bike with it’s close ratio’s. The only thing I didn’t do as well with was the 5s power in FF the first couple of times … I didn’t pick the right level to do it in basically. What chainring you using? I’ve got an oval 32 on the front - with the standard SRAM XD thing out back so it at least has a proper small cog to use.
As the guys have said - def worth some practice with the sprinting side of things and the VO2 type side of things so you know what level you need to use … this is especially true for us with this set up as we can’t just swap big ring to small ring and v/v at the front. Which is a pest for things where there are quicker intervals - but for those, we are best using Level mode, and just working out what level we need to be at - so that we have some leeway in the cassette.
Happy to help compare notes as have used the same set up here a lot.
Welcome to Sufferlandria I do a little cheet sheet on how to set up my 4DP runs.