Used to be a climber..
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: East Baldwin, ME
Bikes: 2016 Ridley Fenix SL, 2013 PedalForce RS3-ISP, 2015 Trek 520 Disc
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Heh.....one thing I noticed when transitioning from riding outside to riding on a trainer (I have the Fluid 2, which has more resistance than the Magneto), is "Holy crap, it's harder maintaining x amount of speed for y amount of time". To me, it sorta felt like I was continually riding up a slight hill.....but, after I became accustomed to this, and in better shape, my speed increased. I'm actually faster outdoors than indoors.....although I did hit my new "average speed" indoor record of 18 mph for nearly 2 hours the other week. My previous best was 17.5 mph for 3 hours. Yeah, I have no life.
But...your cyclocomputer settings are based on your wheelsize, which you punch in when you first set up your computer, so a trainer will have no effect on producing a lower/higher number than you would riding outdoors.