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Old 05-10-19, 04:25 PM
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Originally Posted by RShantz View Post
How are you so certain that the calculation Strava uses to estimate FTP isn't as accurate as how you estimate FTP (using the same exact power meter data)? I just don't know how someone can say it's useless if you haven't determined it's methodology compared to what the expert say is the best way to estimate FTP.

Again, to me, having the data analyzed in one software is a good idea.

If you only ever ride at 60% of your FTP or below, how is Strava coming up with your estimated FTP? Or if you only ever ride on group rides? Or if you very often do short interval training?

I can't possibly imagine how a simulated FTP number serves any purpose other than to be a cute toy to look at online with the purpose of increasing and maintaining subscriptions.
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