Any Zwifters on the beeb?

Discussion in 'General' started by Cannoli, Jan 13, 2019.

  1. DWhyte91

    DWhyte91 Well-Known Member

    I use Bkool. It’s a similar idea to ErgVideo where you’re actually on a real road with video or you can be a 3D character. The video quality isn’t great but good enough for my laptop, not so much if you link it to a TV. The 3D mode is lacking in graphics (think original PlaySation) but there’s a TON of routes and workouts. They have their own line of smart trainers that are quite cheap and work well but I believe are only ant+ not BT so doesn’t work with Zwift. They recently did an upgrade to their system though so I could be wrong.

    https://www.bkool.com/en

    *New trainer is Bluetooth so would work with Zwift
     
  2. tecknojoe

    tecknojoe Well-Known Member

    Exactly the reason you mentioned. I don't want to swap tires just to ride the occasional nice winter day, so I just leave it on the trainer all winter. I just bought some nice wheels and all the extra parts to make a swap "easy", but then realized that now I need to adjust the derailier every time I swap. So it's really gotta be direct drive or nothing.

    Also I don't really like having to calibrate my snap all the time
     
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  3. ekraft84

    ekraft84 Registered User

    I have the Wahoo direct drive and am quite happy with it. Came from the Snap (or whichever one used the rear wheel) and this is worth the added money IMO.

    It's 10 seconds to swap the bike on and off the trainer - which is good when the weather is back and forth and I decide I'd rather go outside. Also going from the 12-speed on my bike to the 11-speed on the Wahoo doesn't really matter as I don't need to shift in the workouts.

    I will say this mild winter so far has had me riding outdoors more and finding it harder to motivate on the trainer. I'm sure that'll change later this month/come February.
     
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  4. 50Joe

    50Joe Registered User

    Zwift is more for social people. Graphics are shit. It can be fun to ride with people you know or groups, etc. ErgVideo has awesome video quality, and if your goal is to become a stronger/faster rider than Erg is the way to go along with Training Peaks. You can use a free version of Training Peaks. No video but good guidance. I use all three depending on what I'm trying to accomplish and my mood.
     
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  5. 50Joe

    50Joe Registered User

    I got a barely used Computrainer off ebay with all the bells a whistles for $350.
     
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  6. Monsterdood

    Monsterdood Well-Known Member

    On my ride last night, R. Hayden (USA) came flying by me.. I chuckled and saw, yup, that R. Hayden....:crackup:
     
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  7. RichB

    RichB Well-Known Member

    Maybe see if zwift, TP and others are still doing free trials and check them out.

    The calibration put me off the snap and to a lesser extent the kickr. Seeing second hand prices I justified buying a top tier direct drive, Drivo, it's the most accurate, requires no spindown, ugly as hell but otherwise great. It measures speed and cadence and can do pedalling analysis too (which I don't use). Good support also.
     
  8. WANABE RACER

    WANABE RACER Well-Known Member

    Little off subject but anyone use the peleton bike?
     
  9. Cannoli

    Cannoli Typical Uccio

    It's not Zwift compatible if that's what you're asking. Well, not easily. Some have done it with great effort.
     

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