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 Post subject: Zwift-ing?
PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2020 12:02 pm 
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Hey all, is anyone using Zwift on an indoor trainer bike (not attached to your regular bike via smart trainer). Has anyone synched up a power meter to use in the app? Which one? Does it work (obviously not as well as it would on a smart trainer/real bike setup) to participate in the training rides? Not looking for races.

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 Post subject: Re: Zwift-ing?
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My daughter is doing something like that and I think it's this program. I'll ask her

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 Post subject: Re: Zwift-ing?
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Can the trainer bike resistance be controlled by Zwift? If not it kinda defeats the interactive nature of Zwift.

What trainer bike do you have/want to use? Need more details of what you have and are trying to do.

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 Post subject: Re: Zwift-ing?
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Can the trainer bike resistance be controlled by Zwift? If not it kinda defeats the interactive nature of Zwift.

What trainer bike do you have/want to use? Need more details of what you have and are trying to do.


It's a pretty basic/low tech indoor exercise bike that my daughter and wife use. Just honestly looking for something that would be a bit more engaging while on the bike than sitting there on the bike watching Netflix.

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Gotcha. If you've googled the trainer make/model and zwift and came up with nothing, sounds like you're out of luck.

Alternatives:
1) you might be able to find some used rollers for cheap. Those spice up ones indoor workouts until one gets the hang of them.
2) if you like road racing, a subscription to NBC Sports Gold will get you lots of event replays to watch. I use my Garmin 530 to control my smart trainer and ride around Europe on days like today when it's stupid hot outside.

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I assume the TV in front her with Netflix will play YouTube, and there are a lot of free cycling exercise videos. Some have a power meter display that she could visually match her output to.


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The Nordic Track bike is good and much less $$ than the Peloton if that is in your budget.

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