Elite Drivo II - ERG - slow to adjust to new power

Hi folks.

Anyone else using the new (advertised as really quick (3x faster) tonrespind to power changes) Drivo II.

Mine takes an age to respond to power changes. Anything between 12s up to 20s sometimes.
Tested using ANT and Bluetooth.

Never had this with previous trainers. And this one is supposed to be much faster than them to respond !
I’m seeing threads in Zwift, TR forums as well. Anyone any experience here?

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  • Hi Martin. Yes, experiencing the same issue with my Drivo II.  Trying to get some responce from Elite customer support. Have a look on the Elite forum. 

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  • Hey Dave. I’ve got a long thread running there at the moment and trying to gather a pile of names to make this real for Elite.
    Elite have responded briefly to ask me what the problem is. Makes me laugh. Or I’d cry. I’m scoob on the Elite forum.

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  • I am also working with Elite on this guys.  One thing to keep in mind, just from my own experience, is that in some cases it seems that other devices connected as a cadence sensor can weirdly interfere with the Direto.  As an example, another of our minions had a pedal-based power meter that he was using for his cadence readings with the app.  The Direto was being crazy and once he disconnected those it seemed to help.  

    This is not a definitive fix but maybe something to try.

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  • I am having problems with this on my Elite Drivo. It is adding 100+ Watts at the start of some intervals. I had to abort the Blender session today as just once it happened and it was too much. It happened about 3 times a few days ago on the Butter video.

    My Drivo is on firmware 2.5.2 which I think is out of date, but Elite seem to ave no way to update it. I have e-mailed them.

    It sounds from this that changing trainer may not help as other trainers have similar issues so I am not sure what to do as these workouts are just too hard to have additional wattage added unless you are 110% motivated everytime which is not always the case.

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  • Elite customer support got back to me a few months back. They have an Android app which is still in Beta that allows you to change certain settings on the Drivo. It has improved the reaction times for me on a lot of the workouts. Occasionally (if you attack a second early on intervals) the resistance ramps up beyond what I can sustain. But in the most parts it works Ok. Actually tried Violator in Erg mode the other day just to see how it would behave and it was pretty good (well Violator is pretty horrible actually) and had a good workout.

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  • Thanks for that Dave!  Attacking a bit early on the intervals is a great strategy that is often needed with certain trainers.  I wouldn't, however, recommend doing that last set of intervals in Violator on any smart trainer.  You will always have a better experience in level mode for those really short bursts.

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  • 22 November 2019: This still seems to be an issue.   I have checked my Drivo 2 firmware with the app Upgrado and it is current and no new updates.  I have set my pedal smooth to 4.  Not sure what else I can do, but this problem is annoying.  I have ERG turned off for now, but to be honest this thing is awesome other than a 12 second response time I am seeing.  I went from a 159 watt to 272 watt in 10-12 seconds, keeping my cadence at 95.  

     

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