Will it be any forum for Tacx Neo?
No way! I raninto the saem problem monday. With 150 watts to start a workout: completly blocked. My solution: start with 50 watts the first 10-20 seconds. Therafter your real watts.
As you can see: for overcoming the start with 50 watts, a max. of 240 watts was needed!
I did already contacted Tacx about this matter. Two times the ansers where not adequate: nor userfriendly nor a testimony of expertise. I almost had returned the NEO2T to my dealer. A last test did reveal the cause of the problem and the solution. I now feel more of an expert than the helpdesk. Can I apply for the job?
Procedure to get a decent start of a power-workout:
Get direct pedalling at 70 rpm. The power will go up after a few seconds. As soon as the powergoal is reached, you have to stop pedalling harder. (You will see a remark from the system to sustain the same force on the pedals.) By doing this the power to deliver will stabilize and after 5 seconds will get down to the tagetlevel. Hereby a image of the last effort. Stil not perfect, but doable at a max of 83 watt instead of 223 watt, with a 50 watt target.
Hi Case, well if you want you can always apply ;). However about your case we can see that you are adjusting your RPM. Our power based workouts is a ERG based training. The trainer will adjust to the power level set by you. So our advise is to start cycling on a lower power level (80-100W) and fix your cadence. When the power changes are then set it will calculate how much force the trainer needs to brake in order to make you hit the targets. This way you can ride the cadence you prefer and adjust the trainer will adjust the power according to your set targets. Hope it makes sense now!
I used my Kettler Ergoracer I ( a sort of TACX NEO Bike Smart) mostly in ergo-mode ( It also has what TACX calls a "slope" mode).
Starting with 150 watts was never a problem as wel as jumps of 50 watts during a program. Therefore, I was not amused with the " tryouts" of the NEO 2T.
Your advice is similar to mine: start in this mode with a gear that mathes the power with ca. 80 rpm. Try to achieve 80 rpm a quick as you can and hold on unitil the power adapting has finished ("try to hold this for 5 seconds"). For me this means a 50/19 ratio while starting with 150 watt.
Think it is good to consider if the manual is to be supplemented.