- A few minor changes to the way devices are recognized and calibrated.
- Fixed issue where Tacx Flux 2 wouldn't pair over Bluetooth.
Ratings and Reviews
1 Year In
I have been using TrainerRoad for over a year now and feel like it offers good returns on my training. I like to follow a plan and check things off so I feel like I’m accomplishing a goal and I can do that with TrainerRoad. Their workout calendar allows me to see my weekly TSS score so I can keep up with it even when I do shop rides. The calendar also allows me to move my workouts around if I miss a day or know that I will be missing a future day. I live in a rural area and actually do many of my rides outside and just memorize the workout before I ride. My FTP has risen some but more than that I am able sustain hard efforts for much longer periods of time. The higher threshold really shows on large group rides and races. FYI I’m a cat 1 MTB racer.
I have a lot of good things to say about this app and the program, overall. However, there is something (obvious) missing — when TR begins sharing its data with Apple Activity & Health apps I will update to 5 stars.
The Sensor pairing has improved tremendously since the early releases. The in ride experience has also improved. The entire TR experience is fairly transparent during a ride and that is a good thing as it allows me to focus on riding and not the app itself. I also love the custom workout creator. I have looked at EVERY cycling app on the market (and I develop iOS apps) and can say that these guys got it right. TR is worth every penny of the subscription price.
I do wish there was a better visual for staying in my power zone. I like the horizontal slider and that TR will notify me if I stray too far... but I want to see more than a ‘dot’ for this indication. I’d like to see the entire range (% lower and higher) around my goal power at all times. I’d also like to have some control over this range. Otherwise, I love the experience and it makes me want to train — which is always a good thing!
Great Training App
The workouts are excellent— after the ramp test to assess your initial condition, the training plans have been really good at finding that balance of feeling like /really/ hard work, but still giving you enough margin to be ready for the next one. The workout themselves are varied, and the optional training suggested (cadence drills, form on the bike, aero positioning and breathing) really help to mentally break up the workout and leave you feeling surprised how quickly it seemed to pass. Also just as a recommendation — I started by listening to their podcast, it’s fun, crazily well produced, and packed with info on training and racing, after a few episodes of that I tried the app and the only downside is that I should have signed up a year earlier!
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.