I have a question that’s been bugging me. While pedaling at a set power (using a Tacx Flux S Smart) and set cadence (like 90 rpm), I find it slightly easier if I’m in a lower gear compared to a higher gear. For example, all else equal, I feel that switching from the small chainring to the large one increases my RPI by 0.5.
Does this happen to others? Is there any explanation?
During full frontal, I always use the small chainring for the 5 and 20 minute efforts. Afterwards, I will use this chainring 90% of the time, as I feel the workouts are “calibrated” for this one rather than the large one.