Hello Sufferlandrians! If you are reading this article, you are looking for more information about connecting Elite Trainers to the Sufferfest Training Centre. We are going to look at basic connections for Elite Trainers, what we can and cannot do with them, and some troubleshooting tips.
Calibrating Elite Trainers and Spin Downs
Unfortunately, there is no such thing as a Spin Down calibration for Elite trainers. They do not operate like that. Elite flashes a base map to all of the trainers and that base map can only be adjusted using the Elite My E-Training App. You will need to download the Elite App and use a power meter to properly calibrate your trainer. This is done by adjusting what is called the "P1, P2, and P3" values. For more information, you can read this article here, Elite Qubo Spin Down Calibration.
The image above is what you will see when you have finished calibrating your P values within the Elite App. However, each trainer has it's own set of P values. The ones displayed above are the default values that come with the Elite Qubo Digital Smart B+ trainer.
Elite Misuro B+
You will need to head on over to the Elite Website to configure your Elite Misuro B+ with your specific trainer. Here are some important links to help out.
Setting Up The Misuro B+ with The Sufferfest Training Centre
We can work with the Misuro B+ in a few ways. If you can configure the Misuro B+ to your trainer, and that trainer configuration will report power, then we will read the Misuro B+ as a power meter.
Elite Turbo Muin users must ensure they select the 157mm wheel size in the Settings page of the App.
At this time, we can only support Misuro B+ sensors and trainers that can be paired together. Some of the older trainers you can hook up to your trainer will not be supported by the Sufferfest Training Centre. You will know this because speed will be recorded very high. Sorry about that, we can only support trainers that will transmit power numbers with the Misuro Blu or B+.
Not Hitting Lower Wattage Targets in ERG Mode
The minions are asked about this quite a bit at Sufferlandrian Services. The rider has a recovery wattage of 125 watts. However, their trainer won't go below 150 watts. What is going on? We will show you exactly what is going on. Below is an image of the base line power curve of the Elite Qubo Digital Smart B+. It is a wheel on budget smart trainer.
The red line is what you cannot get below at a certain wheel speed. For instance, your recovery period is set to be 125 watts. However, your trainer won't go below 150 watts. That means your wheel speed is most likely 45kph and you won't get below 150watts. The Sufferlandrian will need to shift up a few gears to lower wheel speed. That will allow you to hit the lower wattage numbers during your recovery period.
Cadence Not Recording Correctly
Currently, the Sufferfest Training Centre has the FE-C trainer selection in the cadence section. You will need to head into the cadence section and manual click the (x) to shut down your current connect. Then, you should see another connection with the same sensor ID number as your FE-C trainer number. Or, some Elite Trainers will have a "QD" or a "QC" before the sensor connection. The "QC" will be your cadence connection. It won't always be "QC" since the Qubo is set as "QC", you might see "RC" for the Rampa and similar things for other Elite Trainers.
ERG Mode Not Working
At this time, the Sufferfest Training Centre can only control Elite Trainers through the FE-C ANT+ connection. We cannot control Elite trainers with bluetooth at this time. The Mac and iOS App will take power reading with Bluetooth 4.0, but control is only done through ANT+ connections. Click here to find out more about ANT+ Connections.
Check For Firmware Updates
The last thing we will talk about is firmware updates. Go to the Elite My E-Training App and just check to see that you have the latest firmware. Simple as that.
Are you still having issues with your Elite Trainer? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and they will be there to help you out.