Drafting

Just as in real life, you can use the benefits of DRAFTING behind another rider while cycling in the ROUVY App.

Riding closely behind another rider or a group of riders, you save energy and increase your cycling efficiency as you let the riders in front reduce the air and wind resistance for you.

 

Drafting Settings in the ROUVY App

By default, the app's drafting feature is activated in the JUST RIDE and RACES modes but turned off for TIME TRIAL sessions.

After you've chosen your route, click on the yellow button where you can adjust your ride settings:

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The drafting feature is activated in the JUST RIDE and RACES modes but turned off for TIME TRIAL sessions.
Make sure you've chosen JUST RIDE mode to enjoy drafting.
  • Here you can also adjust the amount of Ghost Riders, as well as add Virtual Partners;
  • When ready, just click Ride at the bottom:

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You can adjust your drafting metrics (% or in Watts) in Route Settings:

  • click on the your icon in the top-left corner and choose Settings:

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  • scroll down and choose your preferred measurement option:

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Drafting During the Ride

Drafting in the ROUVY App mimics the real-life experience:

  • by staying close to the rider ahead, you save energy (in % or in Watts) and you can see the amount of Watts saved displayed on top of your screen,
  • if there are multiple riders in front of you, you improve your cycling efficiency even more: the more riders in front of you - the more energy you save,
  • to maximize the drafting effect, select a route with the most online riders or add ghost riders,
  • by saving energy, you can maintain your speed for longer or increase the speed as needed.

If drafting is on, you can see it on top of your riding screen:

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