PhilSJones wrote:I posted my concerns directly to Elite customer care about the delay in response on the Direto (and what I am reading here on the Drivo).
All I have had so far is "How are you connecting your ANT dongle?" With a cable I answered.... "Then try it without the cable."
In England we call that a "Chocolate fireguard" response. (Completely useless)
I suggested they actually try the same as I have experienced, with their own kit, but have had no reply.
I am concerned, now reading through the Direto and Drivo forums, that this problem of a 3-4 seconds delay in response to a largish (130-350W-130W) change in power in erg mode has been around for at least 10-12 months. With no resolution. And no intention to resolve.
I am seriously considering returning my Direto as "rejected as faulty" and probably by a Kickr Core, Neo, or even down grade to a smart wheel based trainer. It is a shame, but there is clearly a problem with it. My recent experience of sudden short resistance increases every 20- or 40 seconds has eventually completely undermined my confidence in it. Having demonstrated the power change delay problem to the UK distributors, using their PC/turbo/ant/bike I am convinced it is a product issue and not an individual item issue.
Very disappointed. Great shame. (and I have not even got to the constant errors showing up on the MyEtraining software)
Phil, I have the exact same issue with my Drivo II. I tried changing it to bluetooth, since I thought it could be due to the ANT+ but the delay was even worse. There's no way the resistance can start and stay steady when the interval begins, and some times it stays stuck in a sprint interval way after it's over, when you're supposed to be "resting".
The other issue is with Zwift I'm having is that if I keep a steady cadence on a long interval, the average power seems always to be below target by 15W. It's incredible how much accurate I can be by just disabling ERG, which is a lot to say.
I will try the smoothing suggestion above...