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Power data on a Fluid 2

Old 11-29-08, 09:51 AM
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Power data on a Fluid 2

For those of you who have power taps and a Fluid2 trainer - would you mind checking a few data points the next time you do a workout on the trainer? I don't have a power meter, but I would still like to know roughly what the power output is for a given speed.

I realize there will be some variance, but given a good sample of data, I should be able to plot a reasonable curve. Saris shows a curve with about 400W intersecting at 25mph, but I would like to validate that with real world tests.

If you could, please post your indicated power for 15 - 18 - 21 - 24 and 27 mph after at least a 30 minute warm up to stablize the fluid temp.

Since I have a long winter of weekday trainer rides ahead, I thought it might be interesting to evaluate my progress on a power ouput basis. Unfortunately I don't expect to have the funds for a power tap anytime soon.

Thanks,
Ken
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Old 12-02-08, 09:03 AM
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I'll try to get that info tonight for you. Thats if I can manage 27 on it.
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15 - 157

18 - 205

21 - 295

24 - 395

27 - 500
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Old 12-03-08, 06:45 AM
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^That seems to mimic the Kurt Kinetic power curves fairly closely.

http://www.kurtkinetic.com/documents..._Curves419.pdf
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Awesome - thanks much.

Now I see why doing 30 second intervals at 27 mph is so tuff. Also, based on the Kurt graph that was posted, I guess I won't be sprinting 40 mph in this lifetime.
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