Tacx Flux Smart excessive rolling / base resistance?

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Trihard1979
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Tacx Flux Smart excessive rolling / base resistance?

Post by Trihard1979 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:38 pm

Hello, first time post and not brilliant at tech issues but would really appreciate some assistance.

I was excited to buy myself this trainer for Christmas however i am struggling with it.

The base resistance seems very high. Im using a compact chainset. If im in the big ring at front and largest cog at back to maintain 90rpm i need to push 210watts. Its basically just heavy and hard work and not particularly enjoyable.

I know there should be some road feel but on a flat no slope setting I'm having to grind to get anywhere.

Its had the firmware update and been calibrated.

Has anyone else experienced this. Is there anything I can do.

Failing that anyone want to buy my flux lol.

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Re: Tacx Flux Smart excessive rolling / base resistance?

Post by mcorn » Fri Jan 04, 2019 4:36 pm

Are you sure you have your correct body weight entered in the software? (You did not indicate which program you are using.)

Even if you do, as an experiment you can try lowering it to see if that changes the result. If it does not, then there may be something else going on.

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Re: Tacx Flux Smart excessive rolling / base resistance?

Post by Trihard1979 » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:14 pm

I'll try that thanks. I do not think ive entered it anywhere so will check. Im using it on zwift or the tacx app.

Body weight arpund 59kg so ill see if it makes a difference x

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Re: Tacx Flux Smart excessive rolling / base resistance?

Post by Alex Masalovich » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:44 pm

Trihard1979 wrote:
Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:38 pm
If im in the big ring at front and largest cog at back to maintain 90rpm i need to push 210watts.
I think that here the mathematical modeling of cycling is violated. Check what speed is displayed at 150 watts and zero gradient. It should be about 30 km/h (almost does not depend on the weight of the rider).
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