So I have never used a computrainer much less tried to secure a qualifying spot in a race with it. My question is how does it work and how do they determine a true winner when using this thing?
My thoughts and they probally are wrong is a 250lb cat 1 cyclist can probally put out alot more power than a 140lb cat1 cyclist but on normal conditions where racing on a road the cyclists power to weight ratio comes into affect these 2 may be exactly the same. However if its hooked into this computrainer it takes away the weight bearing aspect (250lb pushing his weight around on ground vs on a trainer where weight isnt a factor compared to 140lb cyclist) now your just spinning your rear wheel yet both guys have the same resistance setting on the trainer.
In that senerio the big guy is gonna win everytime due to the amount of power he can generate compared to the smaller guy. So how is it fair for the smaller guys if all the big guys have twice as much raw power but the same when its power to weight?
Does the trainer take into consideration the riders weight before hand and adjust the tension automatically to coincide with the the riders weight?
are the resistance set different for different sized riders on the computrainer before hand?
Im just trying to understand how the computrainer figures out the riders size otherwise the 250lb guy that puts out 400watts will always beat the 140lb guy that puts out 300 watts but if it was on flat ground the smaller guy probally is faster than the big guy due to power to weight ratio