Based on that comment, I am guessing that you haven't ridden an electronically controlled smart trainer?they are using a resistance knob to simulate climbing. doesn't feel like quite the same thing to me.
Where is this knob you speak of?they are using a resistance knob to simulate climbing. doesn't feel like quite the same thing to me.
No it couldn't because of the significant variance between powermeters, both of the same brand and not.It's real.
It's not legitimate. It 'could' be if everyone used a smart trainer/power meter, properly calibrated it, and correctly entered their weight. Which of course will never happen.
No, because the only thing that matters outside for KOMs is how fast you finish them.Doesn't that apply to outside riding as well?
Noooo, you only start the segment at the back of the paceline. You have to finish at the front of the paceline! That way you'll be fastest out of your group, even if your group technically started and finished together.A tail wind while at the back of a paceline on an e-bike is the best way to finish a KOM. :thumbsup:
You are missing the most important difference.Doesn't that apply to outside riding as well?
That's actually one of the arguments FOR working out on the trainer. It can be far more precise and exacting than riding on the road. Lots and lots of extremely fast people use it for precisely that. In fact, Matt Hayman won Paris Roubaix this year after spending all winter doing workouts on his trainer (just the most recent, high-profile example I can think of).I spend lots of time on the trainer, albeit a dumb one but with structured workouts. It's not riding your bike. It's working out on the trainer. Don't get me wrong, it's an awesome tool. You can't, at least I can't, do as precisely a structured workout on the actual road. It's a great training tool. A million things make it not a bike ride... the fixed position of the bike being chief among them. Wind, traffic, pot holes, animals jetting out, reality... Great tool, but doesn't belong in places concerned with bicycles. Strava? Fake place, fake bike ride? Why not, who cares?