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Cycleops Virtual Training - what's it like?

E65RossE65Ross Posts: 23
Hi guys,

Just got a wahoo kickr and already have TrainerRoad (great bit of software!!) but for when the weather is bad and I fancy doing long rides I think I'd be more inclined by the virtual training bit of software.

Has anyone on here used it? If so.....how realistic is it in terms of time/speed/effort compared to the real thing? My guess is that you'll be a bit faster on the virtual trainer because it doesn't take poor road surfaces, junctions etc into the equation but as long as it's not MUCH easier I may get this as well.

Love the idea you can ride routes you've plotted from anywhere around the world as well.

Any reviews/comments on this would be much appreciated!

Thanks in advance

Ross

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  • napoleondnapoleond Posts: 18,633
    Hi guys,

    Just got a wahoo kickr and already have TrainerRoad (great bit of software!!) but for when the weather is bad and I fancy doing long rides I think I'd be more inclined by the virtual training bit of software.

    Has anyone on here used it? If so.....how realistic is it in terms of time/speed/effort compared to the real thing? My guess is that you'll be a bit faster on the virtual trainer because it doesn't take poor road surfaces, junctions etc into the equation but as long as it's not MUCH easier I may get this as well.

    Love the idea you can ride routes you've plotted from anywhere around the world as well.

    Any reviews/comments on this would be much appreciated!

    Thanks in advance

    Ross

    It's great!
    Pretty accurate on the climbs too. Yes it doesn't take into account junctions/sharp corners etc, or aero eqpt/position but it's about the best training software I've tried.
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  • E65RossE65Ross Posts: 23
    Hi guys,

    Just got a wahoo kickr and already have TrainerRoad (great bit of software!!) but for when the weather is bad and I fancy doing long rides I think I'd be more inclined by the virtual training bit of software.

    Has anyone on here used it? If so.....how realistic is it in terms of time/speed/effort compared to the real thing? My guess is that you'll be a bit faster on the virtual trainer because it doesn't take poor road surfaces, junctions etc into the equation but as long as it's not MUCH easier I may get this as well.

    Love the idea you can ride routes you've plotted from anywhere around the world as well.

    Any reviews/comments on this would be much appreciated!

    Thanks in advance

    Ross

    It's great!
    Pretty accurate on the climbs too. Yes it doesn't take into account junctions/sharp corners etc, or aero eqpt/position but it's about the best training software I've tried.

    Perfect, thank you! Whilst some of the trainer Road workouts which are 3+ hours long do look good, I think I'd prefer a more varied approach and virtual trainer looks like a good option for that..... Especially come winter when going out for 5 hours in the freezing cold and rain doesn't appeal quite so much!

    Many thanks
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