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Hi, I have recently changed my trainer from a dumb one to a smarter one with more accurate power numbers and it has been humbling to say the least. Before the change I was categorized as an A rider, but I can’t hold cat A w/kg for more than 5 mins anymore. Is there a way to adjust my cat by not coun...
You may also want to read the organizers event descriptions. The last race you entered clearly states only smart trainer/power meter users are eligible for official results based on what James has stated above. Also reading the description would of helped you decide on joining the correct category....
This is an organiser specific decision. Some DQ, some don't zPower is inherently unreliable. One day it may read 200 watts, another 400 watts. A slight change in tyre pressure or clamping force will affect the reading. Add one or more magnets and boom, you've doubled your power. Don't tighten the w...
So, what's the rationale behind disqualifying someone who uses zPower with HRM data? How am I more likely to cheat if I am averaging 170+ bpm (185 max) in a race than someone who use a smart trainer? Don't many smart trainers use algorithms to calculate power? What is it that makes their algorithms ...