Erratic power readings

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DavidR8
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Erratic power readings

Postby DavidR8 » Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:34 am

I have done two structured workouts recently. My Elite Suito was set to erg mode but it was near impossible to accurately achieve the higher power levels.
Example: 20 second 280 watt sprint followed by a 60 second, 80 watt recovery. I was able to stay reasonably close to the 80 watt target but the 280 watt target was impossible. I was in the small ring and the middle cog on a 11-28 10-speed cassette.
I was either under or over; getting close was very difficult. My cadence was very smooth so I have no idea what the problem was.
I had a similar problem on a recent ftp test; the power varied by 20 watts either side of the target.

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Re: Erratic power readings

Postby Elite Admin S » Mon Nov 29, 2021 11:56 am

It's necessary to investigate further.
Please contact the customer care:
https://support.elite-it.com/en/ticket

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DavidR8
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Re: Erratic power readings

Postby DavidR8 » Tue Nov 30, 2021 12:21 am

Elite Admin S wrote:It's necessary to investigate further.
Please contact the customer care:
https://support.elite-it.com/en/ticket

Regards

I did another workout today.
Prior to doing so I powered the Suito off and on, rode for 10 minutes and then calibrated via Zwift.
The workout consisted of overs and under again. each set was:
2 mins @ 170w, 1 min @ 150w then 2 mins @ 85w repeated nine times.
I focused on pedalling smoothly keeping consistent pressure on the pedals.
That seemed to work as I was able to stay on the wattage targets every time.
I'm not sure if powering it off and on, calibration or pedalling technique made the difference.


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