Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Jersey - outside the bibs.
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I really like the M3's that our gym just purchased. But, I've found that there is a fair range in resistance in individual gears. If wattage is calculated just by, say, "Gear 11", you can wiggle the "11" setting so it is more or less resistant. Again, I really like the bike. MUCH better than the Schwinn's that were there before.
First night we had them, there was a fair amount of fiddling around to get the feel of the unit. I averaged 186 watts. Second night, not as much fiddling, and I averaged 226. Third time I used it, I snuck in for a solo recovery spin after a weekend of outdoor riding. I got into a nice, easy grove, looked down, and my cadence was right at 90. Neat.
I think I will have a problem NOT trying to up my average wattage most times I ride the bike.
I'm already thinking about 1) doing a wattage ramp test, and 2) seeing if I can sustain 330 watt for 30 min.