I was excited to have a go at Half Monty today to try and get some of my stats. To explain a bit about my setup, I have a Ribble R872 with 25mm conti tyres on an old Elite turbo trainer. I also have a Wahoo Blue SC to measure Speed and Cadence.
My question is, what do I select for the turbo in the Sufferfest App? I’ve attached a picture of my turbo to the thread.
I first tried with it set to Volare Mag Elastogel, as this seems the closest, but that didn’t seem to calculate my power quite right. I tried Half Monty today, but it constantly had my power around 35W. This meant I couldn’t really complete the set properly, as I was nowhere near the targets, even when I was putting some serious effort in. It then didn’t generate me any stats :’(
I then read a bit further in the article about Elite trainers, which says:
Elite designed two Novo Force trainers. The NovoForce has 5 resistance levels and the NovoForce Power Pack has 8 resistance levels.
**For the Novo Mag Force with 8 Levels, use the Super Crono Mag Force power curve since it’s the same power unit.
If you have an older generic Elite Mag trainer, select this trainer .
I then tried doing Igniter with it set to the NovoForce Power Pack, which seemed a bit better and I was able to put out around 60W (according to the app) for longer.
For reference, when I ride on the road, usually for about 1.5 - 2 hours and about 25 - 30 miles, Strava usually calculates my average power as somewhere around 100W.
To be honest I always do find the turbo a bit more difficult than the road, so it is quite conceivable that I just have weedy legs, but just wanted to try and understand first whether it was because I’d selected the wrong turbo model?
Thanks in advance!!