Lowering the trainer difficulty will actually make you shift less. If you want to shift more, don't use ERG mode and have the Trainer difficulty at least 75% (or all the way if you have low enough gearing for your preferred cadence on climbs).wheelsONfire wrote: ↑Thu Jan 03, 2019 10:06 pmThanks guys, i "heard" both of you.
I'll admit i have not been reading up sufficently at all.
I contacted Zwift and i was informed on how to lower the trainers resistance.
I will try that in ERG mode and with it turned off.
3*85 is like 255 in FTP. Puh, that seems much, but i'd better go through your tips aswell as lowering the trainers resistance.
I would really like to be able to shift more on my own.
That "set gear" mode is not for me. I am always shifting alot when i bike (for real).
Again, thanks for the insight
Here's a good resource to read: https://zwiftinsider.com/using-the-trai ... -in-zwift/
Quote from the linked article: "Another way to look at it: the Trainer Difficulty setting determines how much shifting you will need to do. Where you might typically use 7 of your gears when riding at the default 50% setting, lowering it to 25% would let you ride and only use ~3 gears, since the uphills and downhills will feel less steep.
Increasing your trainer difficulty, on the other hand, will force you to use more gears. So instead of 7, you may use 10 or 12, since the hills will feel steeper and you will need to shift more to maintain a healthy cadence. As Chris Pollotta said on the Zwift Riders Facebook group, “It’s a cadence control more than anything.”
Also, you should subscribe to Shane Miller/GP Lama's Youtube channel. He is a wealth of knowledge.
A video he did on Trainer Difficulty setting: