Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > General Cycling Discussion
Reload this Page >

Is the power meter on Tacx Flow trainer accurate?

Notices
General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

Is the power meter on Tacx Flow trainer accurate?

Old 11-10-12, 08:04 PM
  #1  
Full Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 227
Likes: 0
Liked 11 Times in 10 Posts
Is the power meter on Tacx Flow trainer accurate?

I recently got a Tacx trainer, this being the first time using a power meter. For about 10 years, however, I have been doing monthly "uphill time trials," whereby I put the time into that formula which, supposedly, determines your power. (I think its mass X height, divided by time (seconds) = Newton meters X 1000.) For that, I've been averaging about 300 - 330 watts for around 13 - 14 minutes. Yet, on the Tacx, I've done just an 8 minute effort (for determining CTS training zones), and can only manage 250 watts. I realize neither of these is going to be 100% accurate, but that seems to be an awfully large discrepancy, especially considering how its the shorter effort is so much lower. I know fatigue starts setting in, but on the Tacx, it seems like the resistance is gradually increasing, or some thing. Or, is it possible something isn't set up right? (Yes, I did put my body weight in.)
pakossa is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Redbullet
Road Cycling
39
03-24-16 08:47 PM
Nassa
Road Cycling
20
10-29-12 04:40 PM
Barrettscv
Road Cycling
8
07-30-12 02:22 PM
dnuzzomueller
"The 33"-Road Bike Racing
38
02-27-12 05:11 AM
cappuccino911
Training & Nutrition
3
10-17-10 07:10 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.