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by nsidirop
Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:57 pm
Forum: Newton Technical Support
Topic: Newton detecting other rider's DFPM data
Replies: 4
Views: 871

Newton detecting other rider's DFPM data

Is there a feature in Newton so I can prevent getting other riders DFPM data?
This keeps happening lately and is a little bit frustrating.
by nsidirop
Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:02 pm
Forum: Newton Technical Support
Topic: stuck in scan mode
Replies: 4
Views: 1779

Re: stuck in scan mode

This has happened to me a couple of times if I started up my Newton on the bike I would be riding while another bike (and sensors) were situated close. By putting some distance (maybe 5-10 m) to any other bike's sensors and choosing the correct profile I get scan mode to work. However with the lates...
by nsidirop
Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:55 am
Forum: Newton Firmware
Topic: 5.09 and Fit trn defaults to ON
Replies: 8
Views: 2227

Re: 5.09 and Fit trn defaults to ON

I love this feature with quick access to the Fit Train mode. I find it incredibly smart and useful.
Please do no remove it!
by nsidirop
Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:28 am
Forum: Newton Setup
Topic: 35mm bar, solutions?
Replies: 5
Views: 1886

Re: 35mm bar, solutions?

I use a Newton solo front mount on my MTB, a Canyon Spectral 2015.
http://store.ibikesports.com/newton-acc ... ront-mount
Check with Velocomp for compatibility before you purchase.
by nsidirop
Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:17 am
Forum: Newton Setup
Topic: Cal wind changed: need new cal ride?
Replies: 10
Views: 2050

Re: Cal wind changed: need new cal ride?

I usually do Cal wind only a couple of times per year spread out over the season. This covers the outdoor tempertature variations enough for acceptable accuracy at least for the place where I live. If it happens to be extremely cold or warm the day you ride you could do an extra Cal wind, just don't...
by nsidirop
Mon Jan 04, 2016 8:57 am
Forum: Newton General Questions
Topic: Ibike Newton and MTB ?
Replies: 24
Views: 5907

Re: Ibike Newton and MTB ?

So the method I described is the correct one (Crr=0.0211 from Isaac / Device Set up) ?
by nsidirop
Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:32 am
Forum: Newton General Questions
Topic: Ibike Newton and MTB ?
Replies: 24
Views: 5907

Re: Ibike Newton and MTB ?

There should be no issues with low temperatures. If using Newton with a fat bike, use Isaac to set your wheel circumference properly and also set Crr to 0.008. John, could you elaborate a bit about where the Crr=0.008 comes from? Isn't the Crr depending on both tire type, dimensions and the road co...
by nsidirop
Sun Jan 03, 2016 10:06 am
Forum: Front Mount for Newton
Topic: New Front Mount
Replies: 27
Views: 15146

Re: New Front Mount

Are there any plans to release a front mount that is compatible with flat "aero like" bars that come with more aero race bikes such as the Specialized Venge?
by nsidirop
Fri Sep 25, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: Product Reviews
Topic: Dc Rainmaker Comment
Replies: 19
Views: 9237

Re: Dc Rainmaker Comment

Just for my understanding, is there a difference in the algorithms calculating power between Newton and PowerPod ?
by nsidirop
Thu Oct 09, 2014 4:47 am
Forum: GPS Tracker: GPS for your PowerPod or Newton!
Topic: Newton Tracker comments and response
Replies: 24
Views: 6309

Re: Newton Tracker comments and response

We received a comment on Newton Tracker; here it is: "Like the iBike itself, the major complaint here is that there is no way to manually pause the timer when you pull over to change headbands, respond to nature's call, etc. At least the Newton autopauses, while tracker keeps the elapsed time runni...
by nsidirop
Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:54 am
Forum: Newton Firmware
Topic: Firmware 5.1
Replies: 16
Views: 3940

Re: Firmware 5.1

Hi, i got FW5 and I am missing 3 things: 1) I am no longer able to set the total number of hours for each profile, only the total number of kilometers (odometer screen). 2) I am no longer able to set the time in 24h mode instead of am/pm mode. 3) I am no longer able to see the friction and aero scal...
by nsidirop
Tue Sep 03, 2013 12:32 pm
Forum: Newton Setup
Topic: Y-axis scaling in Issac is absurdly implemented
Replies: 6
Views: 1682

Re: Y-axis scaling in Issac is absurdly implemented

Velocomp, just a friendly reminder If you have a great product with great features, like the Isaac software, please make sure you let everybody know about these features. Otherwise you've put endless engineering hours into something that will never be used and appreciated by the customer. The scale ...
by nsidirop
Wed Jul 31, 2013 11:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ibike watts show higher on bike
Replies: 19
Views: 4002

Re: Ibike watts show higher on bike

Ah, got it. Thanks
by nsidirop
Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:04 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ibike watts show higher on bike
Replies: 19
Views: 4002

Re: Ibike watts show higher on bike

Thanks Fernando, your input is always helpful. I always put in the elevation numbers after the ride in Isaac. In this case it should be start elevation 14 m and end elevation 149 m. That gives me 214 W average. Since it was partly a group ride I left the box Draft in this Ride checked. If I don't ch...
by nsidirop
Tue Jul 30, 2013 9:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ibike watts show higher on bike
Replies: 19
Views: 4002

Re: Ibike watts show higher on bike

Now I am perplexed and a little worried. First I have never unchecked the Auto analysis box, I simply assumed that it was default setting since it has always been checked and I haven't bother to change it. What exactly happens when I uncheck it? Is it the same as unchecking the Ride has out and back...
by nsidirop
Sat Jul 27, 2013 4:39 am
Forum: iBike Features
Topic: Slope question
Replies: 25
Views: 5159

Re: Slope question

Nice effort racefern. Also very consistent slope readings during the 13 climbs. Your last climb is smooth, you stay seated and that's probably the reason for wasting only 4 W (1.6% of 244 W). On climb #10 your out of the saddle and your wasted watts jump to 13 W (4% of 328 W). On the other hand you ...
by nsidirop
Wed Jul 17, 2013 4:14 pm
Forum: iBike Features
Topic: Slope question
Replies: 25
Views: 5159

Slope question

Today I rode a hill repeat ride however the slope estimation in my Newton seems to differ between the different laps (see attachement - laps 2-5), max slope varies between 15.5% and 17.6% Anybody who has an idea what this is due to? Could it have anything to do with if I am sitting down or I am out ...
by nsidirop
Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:16 am
Forum: Training with Power
Topic: FTP - Average or Normalised Power?
Replies: 18
Views: 9431

Re: FTP - Average or Normalised Power?

Did another FTP yesterday. This time I warmed up properly for about 30 minutes and then started a 20 min max test. During a part of the test there was quite a bit of a headwind, I don't know if that affected the power estimation of the Newton so that readings are too high (or too low). Anyway, accor...
by nsidirop
Sat Jun 22, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: Training with Power
Topic: FTP - Average or Normalised Power?
Replies: 18
Views: 9431

Re: FTP - Average or Normalised Power?

Thanks Fernando! I think my race strategy went very well, at about 10 km from the end I had enough power left to make a break and keep it to the finish out of the 50-man group, this way I was able to finish 6th in my starting group. The 20 min with 243 W average include this part, at about 3 hours i...
by nsidirop
Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:32 pm
Forum: Training with Power
Topic: FTP - Average or Normalised Power?
Replies: 18
Views: 9431

Re: FTP - Average or Normalised Power?

Here is the ride file from the race in case anybody cares to take a look. I wasn't able to keep 215-230 W average but wisely decied to cover from wind by staying behind a rotating team in the front of a 50 man peleton most of the race.
by nsidirop
Sat Jun 01, 2013 5:03 pm
Forum: Training with Power
Topic: FTP - Average or Normalised Power?
Replies: 18
Views: 9431

Re: FTP - Average or Normalised Power?

Heith, you are spot on, I went through the same emotions every time :lol: Fernando, thanks for your valuable input. Even if being new to training based on power I am aware of that the FTP is a moving target. I've actually done three FTP tests also on my indoor Tacx Bushido trainer earlier this year....
by nsidirop
Thu May 30, 2013 2:28 am
Forum: Training with Power
Topic: FTP - Average or Normalised Power?
Replies: 18
Views: 9431

Re: FTP - Average or Normalised Power?

That really clarifies things, thanks. Looks like I have to do a new test, going full out during 20 min. I am pretty sure I would be able to raise the watts if I am looking at a 20 min test compared to a 30 min. How about the fact that doing this test alone as a workout and not in a race or competiti...
by nsidirop
Wed May 29, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Training with Power
Topic: FTP - Average or Normalised Power?
Replies: 18
Views: 9431

Re: FTP - Average or Normalised Power?

Interesting, do you know the reason for using average power in the shorter test and normalised power in the 60 min test? I thought the choice was not dependant on test duration but rather on varability, if there is a significant difference between ave and norm power meaning variability could not be ...
by nsidirop
Wed May 29, 2013 9:15 am
Forum: Training with Power
Topic: FTP - Average or Normalised Power?
Replies: 18
Views: 9431

FTP - Average or Normalised Power?

Today I did a 30 min all out ride as described by Joel Friel in his book Power Meter in order to check my FTP. I did it in Fit Train mode and did not use the setup menu and FTP test in my iBike Newton. According to Isaac my average power during the 30 min test was 253 W and norm power 259 W (I had s...
by nsidirop
Thu May 16, 2013 4:05 pm
Forum: Training with Power
Topic: Fit train interval sets
Replies: 2
Views: 1973

Re: Fit train interval sets

Thanks for the clarifications.
My obvious feedback for next firmware release is that it would be nice to be able to store several user programmed interval sets on the unit
by nsidirop
Wed May 15, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Training with Power
Topic: Fit train interval sets
Replies: 2
Views: 1973

Fit train interval sets

In Isaac I've done 6 different sets of intervals by using Device - Edit Intervals and then after I am done filling in the steps for each set I've clicked "Send to iBike". When I enter Fit train mode in my Newton unit and choose iB3 to access my Isaac user programmed sets, it seems though as only the...
by nsidirop
Mon May 13, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: iBike Newton and rain don't mix?
Replies: 1
Views: 1124

iBike Newton and rain don't mix?

So far I've been very pleased with the performance of my Newton. But today I rode for the first time in rainy conditions, first half of the ride seems ok, all data looks okay, then in the middle of the ride about 36 min the Newton wind data goes ballistic. Any explanation on this? I suspect that rai...
by nsidirop
Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Issac software
Replies: 8
Views: 2952

Re: Issac software

I would like to see the following parameters in graphics in the future ISAAC software versions: ATL (Acute Training Load) - "Fatigue" CTL (Chronic Training Load) - "Fitness" TSB (Training Stress Balance) - "Form" Since these are rolling averge values over calender weeks it would be nice with a month...