Just did my first training session(s).
I’m on a Lenovo Thinkpad
Intel i5 8th gen processor
My equipment is:
Cycleops Hammer trainer
Powertap P1 pedals
Wahoo TickrX heart rate monitor
50/34 chainring/11-28 cassette
I did two free rides, back to back. First was the small 7 mile route, and then I did the route of the tour down under with the big climb at the end.
Both rides worked great. I optimized the graphics for the smoothest settings because I think I have an Intel HD graphics card which isn’t the best, and it ran pretty well, though slightly choppy when I was doing the downhill segment of the Tour Down Under as things were clipping by pretty quickly.
Things I liked:
-Everything seemed to link up pretty well with my equipment. I have an ANT+ dongle with a long cable which is near my trainer and it all seemed to mesh pretty well.
-Everything looked pretty clean.
-I Love the segment countdown. That’s a HUGE advantage compared to Zwift.
Things I’m not sure about:
-I don’t know if the trainer difficulty is realistic. On the Tour Down Under climb, with grades of 8-10%, it felt fairly easy in my gearing. It was hard, no doubt, but it didn’t feel as difficult as when I’m doing 8-10% on Zwift or Rouvy. I didn’t notice any settings available to adjust trainer difficulty.
Things I didn’t like:
-No trainer difficulty
-When is Bluetooth coming?
-Is a version going to be made for iOS? I have a new iPad that works great with Zwift compared to this laptop running Zwift. It would be nice to run VirtuoGo on my iPad because I’m sure it would run very smooth compared to on this laptop.
-During segments, while it’s great to see what time the person in #1 got, it doesn’t do me any good if I’m new to the course. What I would suggest is have some kind of pacing available so I can see how I’m tracking compared to that person. That way I know that if he did it in 15 minutes and I’m one minute in, what’s my expected time to complete the segment based on my speed/distance remaining?