Dash M50/L50 - Stages Dash M50/L50 User Guide


Add Trainer Control to any of your ride profiles to control settings on smart trainers and smart bikes.

First, pair to your smart bike or trainer from the Add sensors page: From the Main menu, select Manage sensors > Add sensors > Search via ANT to find and pair the trainer or bike to the Dash.

Then use the Stages Link app to add trainer control to your ride data pages, or update pages directly from the Dash. To update from the Dash: From the Main menu, select Settings:[Profile name] > Edit data pages and select any page to add Trainer control as a data field from the list of metrics.


Use the Trainer control field to:

    • Control resistance using Erg mode, Level mode, or Sim mode.
    • Control a trainer with your active workout.
    • Disable control for display mode to control a bike or trainer with another device.
Screen View Mode Forward Backward
Sim mode:
Change gradient by 0.5% increments.
Increases grade by 0.5%. Decreases grade by 0.5%.
Erg mode:
Define targets in 5-watt increments.
Increases the target wattage by 5 watts. Decreases the target wattage by 5 watts.
Level mode:
Change resistance in increments of 0.5 within a range of 1-20.
Increases the level by 0.5. Decreases the level by 0.5.
Workout mode:
The active workout controls the trainer. Scale changes persist throughout the workout.
Scales the workout target up by 1%.  Scales the workout target down by 1%.
External mode:
Disables trainer control (view-only).

Power, cadence, speed, and distance data from a trainer will appear in your Dash and in the .FIT files. If both a power meter and trainer are paired to a profile, use the Profile setting for Power source to determine which data is used.