Getting Started 2017-08-26T17:01:36+00:00

Let’s get going in just a few clicks

FulGaz pairs with smart trainers or power meters or compatible speed sensors to create an ultra-realistic cycling experience with fully reactive, high quality video that adjusts to your effort. We’ve gone to great lengths to make getting started as easy as possible, so you don’t need to be good with technology or computers to use FulGaz. There’s no risk because you get a free trial that includes all the features and rides you get when you subscribe.

  1. Check that your smart trainer, power meter or classic indoor trainer works with FulGaz
  2. Download the FulGaz iOS app from the App Store
  3. Configure your equipment using the tips below
  4. Choose your ride in the FulGaz app
  5. Get cranking!
Tacx smart Trainers
Kinetic Trainers
Smart Trainer with ANT+ FE-C
Power Meter
Classic trainer and speed sensor

Perfecting your settings

Getting your settings right makes a big difference. Setting your correct weight is important. Your aerodynamic drag figure (CdA) isn’t worth adjusting if your ride feels realistic already, but it can be worth experimenting if you’re going way too fast or slow on the flat. The following figures are typical for a mid-sized male cyclist on a 55cm frame. If you are significantly bigger or smaller, add or subtract a few percent.

  • .25 – full aero setup, TT bike, skinsuit, aero helmet
  • .40 – on the drops, tight fitting clothing
  • .55 – relaxed position, lycra kit that’s not quite so tight

Creating The Ultimate FulGaz Experience

Use an HDMI adaptor to connect a second screen
To view FulGaz on a TV, projector or computer monitor, use an HDMI adaptor to connect your iPhone or iPad to the larger monitor. You can buy HDMI adaptors in Apple stores and other electronics shops, or online.

Download the rides first
This can make a massive difference, particularly if you don’t have a great internet connection. You can download rides directly in the FulGaz app.

Big Screen Options

Too easy or too hard?

You can fine tune the trainer feel in FulGaz using the advanced trainer settings. Slope scaling reduces gradients by a percentage. So for example, setting slope scaling to 50% will make every gradient feel half as hard as it did before. You will then go faster. Maximum slope lets you set the steepest slope FulGaz will send to the trainer. This is particularly useful for “wheel on” trainers where the rear tyre will slip beyond a certain amount of resistance.

Need lower gearing for the climbs?
If you have a wheel-off trainer like the KICKR or Neo, you can simulate bigger cogs at the back (EG virtually swap your 28 cog for a 32). You can do this in the advanced trainer settings.

What the on-screen data means

The idea of FulGaz is “just jump on and ride like you’re outside.” However, it can be great to see data so you can track how you’re progressing through the ride. Here’s an overview of the on-screen data.