6 second test - Recommended resistance settings

About The 6 Second Test

The 6 Second Test is designed to find the highest absolute peak power over a single revolution and peak rpm. Despite its short duration it can be very stressful on both the muscular and nervous system. An adequate warm up is needed before attempting this test.

 Peak power and peak rpm are usually attained with the first few pedal revolutions. The result will also establish the average power and average rpm over the 6 seconds.

Resistance Recommendations

The following tables provide recommended trainer resistance settings for performing the 6 Second Test, for all Wattbike products with manually adjusted resistance.

Wattbike Pro - Male 

Rider
Weight (kg)

Air Setting

Magnet Setting

<50

1

1

51<55

2

1

56<60

2

1

61<65

3

1

66<70

3

1

71<75

4

1

76<80

4

1

81<85

4

1

86<90

5

1

91<95

5

1

96<100

6

1

101<105

6

1

106<110

7

1

111<115

7

1

116<120

8

1

121<125

8

1

126<130

9

1

131<135

9

1

136<140

10

1

141<145

10

1

146<150

10

5

 Wattbike Pro - Female

Rider
Weight (kg)

Air Setting

Magnet Setting

<45

1

1

46<50

1

1

51<55

2

1

56<60

2

1

61<65

2

1

66<70

2

1

71<75

3

1

76<80

3

1

81<85

3

1

86<90

4

1

91<95

4

1

96<100

5

1

101<105

5

1

106<110

5

1

111<115

5

1

116<120

6

1

121<125

6

1

126<130

7

1

131<135

7

1

136<140

8

1

141<145

8

1


Wattbike Trainer - Male
 

Rider
Weight (kg)

Air Setting

Magnet Setting

<50

4

1

51<55

5

1

56<60

6

1

61<65

7

1

66<70

7

1

71<75

9

1

76<80

10

1

81<85

10

4

86<90

10

5

91<95

10

5

96<100

7

6

101<105

7

6

106<110

8

6

111<115

9

6

116<120

10

6

121<125

4

7

126<130

4

7

131<135

5

7

136<140

6

7

141<145

7

7

146<150

8

7


Wattbike Trainer - Female
 

Rider
Weight (kg)

Air Setting

Magnet Setting

<45

3

1

46<50

4

1

51<55

4

1

56<60

4

1

61<65

5

1

66<70

6

1

71<75

7

1

76<80

8

1

81<85

9

1

86<90

9

1

91<95

9

1

96<100

10

4

101<105

10

5

106<110

10

5

111<115

7

6

116<120

7

6

121<125

7

6

126<130

8

6

131<135

9

6

136<140

10

6

141<145

4

7


Wattbike Nucleus - Male
 

Rider
Weight (kg)

Air Setting

Magnet Setting

<50

3

1

51<55

4

1

56<60

5

1

61<65

6

1

66<70

7

1

71<75

8

1

76<80

9

1

81<85

10

1

86<90

10

2

91<95

10

2

96<100

10

3

101<105

10

3

106<110

10

3

111<115

10

3

116<120

10

4

121<125

10

4

126<130

10

4

131<135

10

5

136<140

10

5

141<145

10

6

146<150

10

6

 
Wattbike Nucleus - Female 

Rider
Weight (kg)

Air Setting

Magnet Setting

<45 2 1
46<50 3 1
51<55 3 1
56<60 3 1
61<65 4 1
66<70 5 1
71<75 6 1
76<80 7 1
81<85 8 1
86<90 8 1
91<95 8 1
96<100 10 1
101<105 10 1
106<110 10 1
111<115 10 3
116<120 10 3
121<125 10 3
126<130 10 3
131<135 10 4
136<140 10 4
141<145 10 4
146<150 10 4

 About The 6 Second Test Duration

The Wattbike power metric reports full revolutions rather than being time based. Peak power is power over the single highest full revolution. You may notice in your test summary that the actual seconds recorded is fractions less than exactly 6 seconds. This is nothing to be concerned about and occurs when a partial revolution has occurred at the very beginning and/or at the very end of the test and is therefore discounted from the report. Within the data every 100th of a second is captured and all underlying data is retained.

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