Transitioning From Zwift?Make The Switch Easily With Our Step By Step Guide
Welcome To FulGaz! The Ultimate Indoor Cycling App
Register Your FulGaz Account
FulGaz is compatible with the Mac, Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, Android, and Windows 10 operating systems. Simply launch the app and tap Get Started once FulGaz has been loaded on your device.
For the time being, you can avoid connecting your devices and instead follow the prompts to register. When you sign up with FulGaz, you’ll be given a 14-day trial right away. Your 14-day free trial begins the moment you sign up.
Pair Your Trainer And Sensors
You’ll need to pair your trainer and/or sensors before you can ride. Before you go to the main menu of rides, you may easily do this on the device pairing screen. This page will be updated with any devices that are transmitting in the region. Tick a box for trainer resistance control, power, and cadence on most smart trainers. If you’re using a heart rate monitor or a separate cadence sensor, be sure to connect it here as well.
The three main riding modes in FulGaz are steady, reactive, and challenging. You’ll want to be in reactive mode for most of your riding. The ride footage will speed up and slow down based on how much power you provide in reactive mode.
Adjusting The ‘Feel’ Of FulGaz To Suit You
The riding experience may appear to be rather different at first. The majority of people will notice a decrease in their virtual average speeds and will find the climbs to be more difficult! This isn’t a bug or a problem with the setup; it’s just the way things are.
Zwift In Comparision
Let’s be honest, everything on Zwift appears to be a little too simple. This is because Zwift is easy by default! For starters, there’s the near-constant drafting that boosts speeds, and all upward grades in Zwift are half by default. While you use Zwift’s default “Trainer Difficulty” setting, when you see an 8% gradient on screen, your trainer is actually simulating a 4% gradient.
FulGaz sets ALL gradients to 100% realism by default. Less virtual, more reality!
Zwift only has one difficulty slider (Trainer Difficulty), but FulGaz has three separate levels. Slope Limit, Slope Scaling Uphill, and Slope Scaling Downhill are the three options. To get to these, go to the upper right corner of the main rides screen and click the “cog” icon, then scroll down and select Trainer Settings, then Advanced Trainer Settings.
Slope Scaling Uphill
Slope Scaling Uphill: This is the most useful setting and the “feel” of a climb that FulGaz transmits to your trainer. Because the default setting is 100%, an elevation of 8% will feel like an incline of 8%! Uphills will feel easier if you lower this setting. It has no effect on your speed; it simply creates the illusion of a steeper gradient. Your speed is always determined by the amount of energy you put forth.
Slope Scaling Downhill
The same as before, except with the exception of the descents! On the trainer, you can easily spin out (run out of gears) and have to “coast,” exactly like on the road. Lessen this level to reduce the possibilities of spinning out and coasting.
FulGaz will send your trainer the utmost uphill gradient it can handle. The default is 25%, which is a VERY steep ascent. Some trainers may not be able to repeat such a difficult climb.
On FulGaz, you’ll need to decrease ALL settings to achieve a ride that feels like Zwift. Begin by lowering your Uphill Slope to 50% and your Downhill Slope to 50%. If the steeper grades are still too difficult or your back wheel is slipping on the roller, you can lower the Slope Limit.
Connecting to Strava
Connecting your Strava account to FulGaz is simple, and after each session, all of your FulGaz rides will sync to Strava.
Log onto your Member’s Page and go to Preferences to connect Strava. Click “Login” next to Strava under the Connect tab to authorise the connection. You may also use this page to connect your TrainingPeaks and Today’s Plan accounts.
NOTE: At this time, FulGaz does not have automatic sync with Garmin Connect. This is a feature we are in discussions with Garmin about having them add for us.
Setting Your FTP (Functional Threshold Power)
Before doing interval training on FulGaz, you’ll need to set your FTP. You can set your FTP using one of two methods. The first and most accurate way is to ride the Kinglake FTP test! This is a short warm-up, followed by a classic 20-minute effort. FulGaz calculates your FTP using this data and saves it. If you already have a good idea of your current FTP, you can enter it manually into workout settings.
Any questions? Please get in touch and we’ll help you out!