Re: Setting drag factor
Posted: June 19th, 2018, 4:11 pm
So could somebody do a recalibration with the drag on high then cover the opening and break all the bikeerg records?
Oars | Indoor Rowers | SkiErg | BikeErg
Pretty sure I’ve already seen a case where this happened in the Facebook BikeErg group, although they never admitted to it. Either that or they calibrated first, set it to high drag, then wrap a towel around the flywheel. I think in this case it still detects the same high drag, but the pedalling resistance becomes much lighter.VivaTerlingua wrote:So could somebody do a recalibration with the drag on high then cover the opening and break all the bikeerg records?
From a check of various logs, the pace is directly proportional to the RPM for each specific drag setting.c2jonw wrote: ↑June 15th, 2018, 8:33 amThe BikeErg doesn't have a significant rundown period and must be manually calibrated. Once calibrated there are three inputs that the PM uses to calculate the current drag factor- damper position via an angle sensor, temperature and barometric pressure. As these inputs change the PM revises the drag factor. This method will not detect a change in drag factor from restricting the airflow by any means other than moving the damper. So while you can achieve very light loading by blocking the airflow, your scores will not be accurate. C2JonW