Tinea Pedis wrote:
What PM are you using?
What head unit?
What interval length?
Crank based power meter (Power2Max) with a Garmin head unit. Trainer is an Elite magnet based one. Intervals usually 2x20 or 1x40 done outside. I don't think that any of the gear is faulty and that the problem instead lies within my technique.
:idea: Could be due to a less than perfectly round pedaling action which applies a perfectly constant force throughout the entire pedal revolution. +-10% seems like a lot of variance, but it would be incredibly difficult to maintain, say, a 300 + watt interval within 5 watts. Somewhere in between seems acceptable.
I am far from the smoothest rider, but I dont think the spikes are due to my pedal stroke. I often ride at FTP on the flat, just to look down at the Garmin a moment later with 3s power spiking 50% above FTP.
How tight wattage ranges should you be able to keep within on a flat road for somewhat normal conditions (no traffic, little wind and no sudden hors categorie climbs)?