Is there a way to calculate, or even approximate power output on a stationary trainer, like maybe a Cyclops Fluid 2, without a power meter? It seems that since you don't have any variables of rider weight, wind resistance, road slope, rolling resistance, etc., it may be possible to do based solely on a specific trainer's resistance and the gear ratio being used. On a secondary note, is there anyone in the BF community that has a PowerTap (or equivalent power meter) and say a Cyclops Fluid 2 that would be willing to measure power outputs on the trainer in different gear ratios and post the results?
I would love to get a PowerTap SL, but it's going to take a while before there's enough $ saved up for it. Thanks!