- Cold Calibration

Traditionally calibrating a smart trainer is done at the beginning of a ride. This calibration often happens prior to when the trainer and bike are “warmed-up”. When performing a calibration before the bike and trainer are warm, the cold calibration will be unable to account for the decrease in rolling resistance from the start of the ride when the equipment is cold to when it’s been warmed-up.

With this variance in equipment temperature, the rider may not be experiencing peak accuracy from their smart trainer. The old way of accounting for this was to ensure that a warm-up was done on the trainer before performing the calibration, and then begin the ride/workout.

 

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