Ask and ye shall receive:^) This is a very good article on smart trainers
If you want to ride with any of the online virtual trainers/mmorpg’s (zwift, sufferfest, trainerroad, rouvy, rgt, etc), you will need a ‘smart’ trainer. This puts you up into the $400+ category. The next decision is wheel-on or direct-drive. Wheel-on uses your rear wheel (and wears the rear tire) - or you have an extra wheel & tire and swap them on you bike. Direct-drive removes the rear wheel, but you have to add (read: buy) an extra cassette to put on the direct-drive trainer. Direct-drive is generally preferable, but adds they start around $800-$900. They are also larger, heavier, and not as easy to store as a wheel-on trainer.
I got a wheel-on Wahoo Kickr Snap, which I like a lot, because I didn’t know if I would use it enough to justify the additional $500 for a direct drive and it’s easier to store.
REI is having a 20% off one thing sale next week (starting today) and it applies to trainers. I got mine from them.
Finally, plan on getting a mat, sweat net, fan, and stack of towels; You will sweat buckets!
I think I’ll spend my stimulus check on an indoor trainer. I have no idea what to buy. Got any suggestions?
This is a ride that will be ridden on an App called Zwift. You will need to download the app and make an account. Then you have a little character that rides in the world as you ride your bike on an indoor trainer. I can invite people so that our characters ride together. Do you have an indoor trainer? Please let me know if you have any questions.
On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 9:04 PM Vinh Hoang <vinh4959@...> wrote:
I am new to Zwift rides. Is this a virtual ride that we each do on our own? Do I need to download this software and route in order to ride virtually?
On Thu, May 14, 2020 at 7:46 PM Jennifer Reungchai <rulersakura@...> wrote:
I think Zwift rides are great way for everyone to ride safely together. Let's explore the world of Watopia and climb the volcano together! I will have stick together mode so that no one is left behind. Is anyone available tomorrow at 10AM for an 1 hour ride? If not, please let me know a few times that works. I am also available after 1 pm tomorrow. Please email me your Zwift name so I can add you to the list. Thanks!
Location: Watopia Volcano Climb