If you have a “classic” home turbo trainer (“dumb trainer”) with or without a speed sensor, you can still enjoy using FulGaz! This will work with almost all wheel-on style trainers where you clamp your rear wheel into the trainer. It will also work when using rollers.
1) For trainers with a speed sensor that attaches to your rear wheel or that broadcast speed/power via Bluetooth.
With this setup, pair your trainer or speed sensor to FulGaz and ride! You won’t get automatic resistance changes, but you can still enjoy FulGaz and see your "power" on-screen. Just like outdoors, the harder you pedal, the faster you'll go!
To get the best out of FulGaz when using a "classic" trainer that does not have variable resistance, you will need to change gears to simulate hills and descents. Change up to a harder gear when climbing, then down to an easier gear to soft pedal on the descents (or keep pedalling hard).
This is a little counter-intuitive and the exact opposite of what you would do outdoors! It only takes a couple of rides for this to become surprisingly instinctive - we're used to changing gear when we see a hill in front of us anyway, you’ll just be changing the opposite way to outside.
As for what wattage you should ride at - that's entirely up to you, just like it would be outdoors. The exception to this is if you are doing a FulGaz training program ride. These have a recommended wattage on the screen that you should aim to stick to during the interval sessions.
2) What if I don’t have any Bluetooth connected devices?
You can still ride! Kind of. This is a bit of a "trick" to using FulGaz without any connections. It's not ideal and you won’t get the entire interactive experience, but it works!
Usually your on-screen speed is based on power output, no power = no speed. To get around this, you can ride the videos in STEADY mode. Using STEADY mode will move you down the road at the same speed of the person who filmed it (ie: the video will play at normal speed).
In the app, click the settings "cog" in the top right corner of the main screen, scroll down to Ride Modes and select Steady.
You won't get any power numbers and your on-screen speed won’t change depending on how hard you pedal, but it's a little "hack" for users with basic “non-smart” trainers and no speed sensor. Enjoy!