What if smart trainer does not seem accurate?
This troubleshooting question is not about a problem with Sufferfest, but since I love Sufferfest, I hope that someone here can advise.
I have a Kickr Snap, purchased in late 2018 from my bike shop, and while I used to be able to tighten the resistance two full turns against my tire, I am only able to turn it 1.25 now before I just can't make it go any tighter. Nothing else is different with how I am setting up my trainer and bike(s). I inflate my tires to 110 and use the tires that are just for trainers.
The spin down calibration used to work as it was supposed to, but now it is taking much longer...up to 30 seconds to spin down. I therefore don't know if I can trust that anything is accurate when I ride the Sufferfest videos (or if I do other workouts using the Wahoo app). Sometimes the trainer sounds like a helicopter too. If everything was the same, like how I feel when I am riding, then I would not care. But I am for sure beating my ass today and all, my heart rate seems to agree...yet the power readings are saying I'm lower than how I feel. Since this was not the case before my trainer spin down problems, I just don't know what's accurate and what to do.
I don't mind investing more $ into a better trainer that is accurate and reliable. Is Sufferfest able to recommend the best trainer? Or can the community do so? I do have a warranty thing going on with my Kickr Snap but I don't want to just have the same problem with a replacement. I want one that is going to be accurate and reliable for longer than a few months.