What additional features do I get with a Premium subscription?
The most important factor when determining speed in a non drafting triathlon or time trial is aerodynamic drag. The Aero Analyzer is a tool that lets athletes and coaches upload ride files and analyze estimated aerodynamic drag factors after a race or training ride. This tool can help fine tune CdA (coefficient of drag x area) settings for athletes' bike setups within BBS, as well as to test different positions/equipment with field tests.
Goal Time Model
Many athletes want to know what it will take to hit a certain time on a course. Our new goal time model will detail the specific power that is needed to achieve a goal time. Knowing this goal power can be extremely valuable when targeting training for a specific race.
Training Stress Score Model
Triathletes especially those racing long distance often want to target a specific TSS figure on the course where they know they can have a good run off the bike. This model will pinpoint the right power level and pacing to ensure that a TSS target is met regardless of the course or conditions. TSS is a combination of %FTP and time on the course, so every race requires a different strategy. This will be invaluable tool for triathletes planning the perfect race!
Advanced Weather Feature
This feature creates a forecasted or historical weather map for multiple points along the course based on both location and time. With advanced weather athletes and coaches can really start to factor changing weather conditions into race day planning.
The Aero Analyzer estimates aerodynamic drag (CdA) from your race or ride files. Simply select your bike and course data in the drop downs then upload a recent ride file.
Yaw Angle Distribution
The amount of time spent at certain yaw angles during a race can have an impact on what type of equipment an athlete should use on race day. It may also help an athlete decide what type of wheels or frame they should buy. By running several scenarios on typical conditions for their major races an athlete may see that the $10,000 dollar bike they were going to buy might be the wrong choice.
Wahoo ELEMNT Integration
Achieve your goals following your personal race plan during the race with Best Bike Split Power and Speed Targets on the Wahoo ELEMNT. Race targets update throughout the race corresponding to your rider/bike settings, the specific course and weather conditions from your Best Bike Split race plan. Don't leave your race plan at home on race day! Put your race plan front and center on race day.
ELEMNT/KICKR Race Simulations
When you pair a a Wahoo ELEMNT with Best Bike Split integration to your KICKR you can pre-train any Race plan with the most accurate simulation available. Unlike most programs that purely simulate a course's elevation change, the BBS simulation factors in elevation change, wind effects, expected rolling resistance, rider/bike weight and rider specific aerodynamic drag that changes based on the wind and course conditions.
ERG / MRC Downloads
ERG and MRC file downloads allow athletes to mimic a race effort as accurately as possible in training. Using TrainerRoad, CompuTrainer Software, PerfPRO or multiple other training platforms a user can download a course and know that the power output prescribed is going to match the intensity expected during a race for their specific equipment as well as the wind and road conditions.
Garmin Power Courses
This is one of our favorite features and is something we will continue to develop and enhance. This file can be loaded into a Garmin Edge or 910xt/920xt and makes use of what we call "Power Based Navigation". The file acts like a standard Garmin Course file, but instead of turn-by-turn directions it gives Power instructions as you hit certain points on the course. This really makes Best Bike Split the ultimate tool for training, planning and race-day execution.
TCX Activity File
A very powerful feature available in Best Bike Split is the ability to download an activity file that corresponds to a race plan. This file can be uploaded into any analysis tool such as Strava, Garmin Connect, Golden Cheetah, etc to see how the plan compared to an actual race. This can help athletes fine tune the model and analyze where they may be able to race smarter and more efficiently.
Race Plan Comparison Tool
The Race Plan Comparison Tool allows you to compare details of up to three race plans side by side as well as overlaying the power plans and yaw distributions charts for each. This tool is a very easy way to compare the effects of variables such as bike types, components, wheel selection, weather conditions and power output on the overall race times.
Power and Speed Cheat Sheets
Cheat sheets give you approximate watts and speed for each type of course scenario you might encounter during your race. Print your cheat sheet and tape it to your top tube for a quick fool proof pacing reference on race day.ㅤ