Zwift North American Tour visits Pro Peloton
Have you tried Zwift yet? Visit Pro Peloton Cyclery this Sunday, 11/6 for the Zwift North American Tour! The Zwift Tour celebrates Colorado’s Zwift Community.
Bring friends, meet the Zwift team, and enjoy some friendly competition. Get the inside track on “watts” going on at Zwift — including a first look at Zwift on iOS and chance to take Zwift Virtual Reality for a mind blowing spin.
We’ll have Zwift Stations set up for a KOM/QOM contest. The bikes will have flat pedals so anyone can jump on.
Live commentating by famed Zwift Race Announcer Nathan Guerra!
Beer, bites, prizes and other surprises!
Space is limited. RSVP here >>
WHAT IS ZWIFT?
If you need a way to make your turbo training sessions more enjoyable then it might be worth giving Zwift a go. So here’s everything you need to know about the turbo trainer game that is taking the cycling world by storm.
What is Zwift?
Zwift is a turbo trainer game that enables you to link you turbo trainer up your computer your iPad and iPhone letting you ride with other cyclists in a virtual environment therefore helping to alleviate some of the boredom associated with indoor riding.
Zwift also says that the game can be better than outdoor riding where “weather traffic time constraints and distance from other cyclists can take the fun out of it.” We’re not sure about that but if it’s wet or cold outside then an online world may well be preferable. There are two virtual worlds to choose from: Watopia and Richmond.
Is Zwift free?
In a word no. Zwift introduced a monthly membership fee towards the end of 2015. However you don’t need to commit immediately
whichever comes first, as there is a 50km or 14 day free trial available to all new members. On top of this Strava Premium members can extend that free trial for an additional two months.
What equipment do I need to play Zwift?
The most obvious thing you need to use Zwift is a trainer. If want immersive gameplay are going to be using Zwift regularly
and can afford it then a “smart” trainer such as the Wahoo Kickr.
These trainers generally have a direct drive design with a built in power meter and variable resistance. These trainers will measure your power output then send this data to Zwift to power your online avatar. The variable resistance on these trainers will also allow you to feel as if you’re actually riding in the online world so when you are going uphill on-screen the resistance will increase
and when you are going downhill it will decrease.