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Bwgan wrote:displacedaussie wrote:The only way to really and accurately increase your watts on Strava is to get a power meter then get stronger.
Just had a look, are they really £1000?
They can be but you can pick up a powertap hub for £5-600, a rim for £40 and 32 spokes for £26 which comes in at £570-£670. Oh, and you'll need either a Garmin Edge 705/500/800 or the Joule head unit too!
The Strava calculations do use your weight, yes. Best bet if you really want to log in and see a bigger number is to increase the weight set on your profile every day. If you "weigh" 700kg, you will get a very high power calculation from Strava.
xcmad wrote:Maybe its calculated using your weight
It will be a calculation based amongst other things on rider weight, bike weight, speed, height change, an average coefficient of friction for a road surface and an average aerodynamic drag value.
Just bump up your weight by a 1000 kg and you'll have more power than Sellafield. Your W/kg won't improve though.
Compared to my powertap it's not too far out for the average power but far enough out to be of any use for training.
NapoleonD wrote:That's because the watts on Strava are miles out and worse, incredibly inconsistent.
Certainly on short segments I've got huge variations for same or close times.