Transitioning From Rouvy?Switching Is Easy With Our Step By Step Guide
Welcome To FulGaz! The Ultimate Indoor Cycling App
Prepare to train and cycle on some of the world’s most beautiful routes, all in amazing 4K video quality.
While many features of the ride experience will be familiar, such as riding on real roads rather than an animated simulation, the rides, on-screen presentation, and setup will differ significantly. Below you’ll find some helpful hints and suggestions for getting the most out of FulGaz.
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 free trial right away. You can use a promo code when registering or under FulGaz settings -> promo code if you have one.
Your 14-day free trial begins the moment you sign up.
If you’re having difficulties registering your account, please visit this page for additional information or contact support.
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.
NOTE: Ensure your devices are “ticked” on this screen, as there is no option to access device pairing once you have started a ride.
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.
Challenge mode is similar to normal mode, except it allows you to pace or race against a challenger’s time (either the original rider’s, another FulGaz rider’s or your own previous time).
Adjusting Your Settings From Rouvy To FulGaz
FulGaz allows you to customise your settings completely. It’s crucial to set your weight as well as the weight of your bike before your first ride. Typically, this is sufficient to provide the most authentic experience.
Whereas Rouvy allows you to pick between two virtual bikes (road or time trial), each with its own set of aerodynamic features, FulGaz allows you to customise the aerodynamic properties of your “virtual ride” using the Advanced Performance Settings. These are accessible through the main menu’s Performance Settings.
A modern road rider in a favourable position is represented by the default value of 0.33. This is the first location to make improvements if your FulGaz rides are quicker or slower than your outdoor rides. A more upright cyclist or mountain biker may have a heart rate of 0.45, whilst a time trialist may have a heart rate of 0.25 or less.
A fast-rolling tyre on a smooth surface is represented by the default value of 0.0033. Unless you know the value of your tyre, it’s preferable to leave it at default. At bicyclerollingresistance.com, you may learn more about rolling resistance and see a variety of test results.
In FulGaz, you can also change the “feel” of the ride. For additional information on fine-tuning your ride, scroll down to Difficulty Settings.
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.
Understanding Your Display
FulGaz features three independent settings that you can alter to customise the ride experience. Slope Limit, Slope Scaling Uphill, and Slope Scaling Downhill are the three options. To access these from within the app, pick Trainer Settings, then Advanced Trainer Settings from the “cog” icon in the upper right corner of the main screen.
Slope Scaling Uphill
This is the most useful setting since it sets the resistance level that FulGaz sends to your trainer during a climb. Because the default setting is 100%, an elevation of 8% on the screen will feel like an incline of 8% through your trainer! The resistance level will be reduced by lowering this value.
This has no bearing on your speed; it simply creates the illusion of a gentler gradient. Consider it as though you were replacing your 25T rear cog with a 32T cog. Instead of grinding, you can now spin up that hill! The rate at which you ascend the mountain is always determined by your power output.
Slope Scaling Downhill
The same as before, except with the exception of the descents! You may spin out (run out of gears) at 100% and have to “coast” down steeper descents, much as on the road. Lower this setting to reduce the possibilities of spinning out. It’s like putting a 54T chainring on the front of the bike!
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. Reduce this level to 15% and investigate from there if you find your rear wheel slipping on the roller or the steeper hills clamp down too hard.
Setting your FTP (Functional Threshold Power)
You must first set your FTP before beginning interval training on FulGaz. You have two options for configuring your FTP. The Kinglake FTP test is the first and most accurate way! This is a quick warm-up followed by a traditional 20-minute workout. FulGaz uses this information to compute and save your FTP. You can manually enter your current FTP into exercise settings if you already know what it is.