direto erg mode in zwift

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Re: direto erg mode in zwift

Postby raphnou » Sat Dec 14, 2019 2:53 pm

snoack321 wrote:After I bought Directo II new and use with AppleTV/Zwift in ERG mode it worked (was a bit slow like 10 seconds) but worked fine. But, over time ERG got slow and slower and now doesn't work at all.

What can I do to 'reset' the Directo and/or apply firmware patch to fix the ERG problem on the Directo?

Thanks in advance.



I used Direto for two and a half months.
ERG mode has never been good, it is an intrinsic characteristic of direto.
By design it is naturally slow, too much latency, so for split Zwift programs it is bad.
Then he will break his belt because the tensioner pulley is of poor quality. I am a technician and as soon as I realized the quality of the transmission I knew that the belt would have to be changed regularly.
The direto 1 is not a good home trainer, I was lucky in the end, the French importer was Shimano and they gave a new one to the store where I had bought the Direto. It was a long time but the shop finally paid me the Direto in full.
Then I bought a Tacx Neo, and here I am in the heaven of heaven to compare that there are home trainers who work correctly with the ERG mode.
Smooth pedaling, no noise, precise.
I use it for a year and a half and I am happy as well even if it cost me 300 euros more.

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Re: direto erg mode in zwift

Postby snoack321 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:52 pm

Update : per elite customer support I paired directo with phone myETraining app, calibrated then spun after 10 min warm up in power and level modes. No matter what level or power I choose there is no braking / resistance whatsoever. It used to work but now doesn’t.

How do I diagnose what the problem is and fix it?

Is it mechanical (belt) or firmware? How can you tell?

Thanks in advance!

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Re: direto erg mode in zwift

Postby thomas153mata » Tue May 12, 2020 8:31 pm

Elite Admin S wrote:Hi

Please open the advanced settings in my e-training app or software.
Look for the power smoothing option and increase the value (put it at 10), then try again.
Let me know if the situation improves.


I can’t find the powersmoothning option, im on the elite suito and using the e training app

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Re: direto erg mode in zwift

Postby Elite Admin S » Wed May 13, 2020 11:01 am


power smoothing is available only on the trainers that have a power sensor inside (Direto, Drivo...)

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