My performance does not appear in the ranking, why?

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    carlo mariani

    Hi Cedric i agree with your article, about some people that play dirty game. but people like me that don't have an interactive equipment, and use the equipment in the correct way (changing the resistance level when the app asks them to) what we have to do when there is a long descent and we must ride like crazy for keep the speed? maybee you could introduce some algorithm in the app that work on climb and descent, that can help people without interactive equipment to get the right perfomance.

     

    thank you.

     

    best.

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    Cedric Turczyn

    Hello Carlo,

    The algorithm works well, either on climb or descent. 

    If users apply the resistance we suggest to him, the calculated performance is good. But if a user doesn't change the resistance when we ask him to, then his speed is clearly higher than it should be.

    Best regards,
    Cedric. 

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    Erwin F

    I'm experiencing something similar to what Carlo is describing, however I do own an interactive trainer.

    In descents, even when I increase the gradient feel to the max, I can hardly feel any resistance at all, and I have to maintain an unnatural cadance. It's like I'm riding a bike with insufficient gears; Great for climbing, but uncontrollable in descents. Or am I missing some hidden settings?

    I think it would be a great addition if users could set the range of this gradient feel according to their preferences.

    Thanks!

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    Cedric Turczyn

    Hello,

    Which bike have you got? 

    Note that we apply the lowest resistance possible when you are on a descent. Unfortunately, an exercise bike isn't really calibrated the same as a bike trainer on which you install your own bike

    Best regards,
    Cedric. 

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    Erwin F

    Thank you Cedric for your swift reply.

    It's a VirtuFit iConsole HTR 2.1 Ergometer Hometrainer

    So if the resistance is as low as possible in descents, there's no way to produce more power other than pedaling 'like crazy'? I think it would be more realistic to have at least some resistance so that there is still a way to affect speed in descents, even with a lower cadence, wouldn't you agree?

    Best, Erwin

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    Cedric Turczyn

    Hello,

    It's hard for us to reproduce exactly the same behavior than a real bike on an exercise bike. We try to do our best to reproduce the most accurate experience possible but an exercise bike is not a bike trainer.

    If you are looking for the same realism than the road, I would suggest you buy a home trainer on which you install your own bike. Then you would be able to change the gears on your bike like you were on the road.

    Best regard,
    Cedric. 

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    BrotherHorus

    Cedric, totally in agreement, the interactive app controlled exercise bikes should be kept apart.

     

    Good  Job

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