Today's Zwift update brings with it the first smart bike to get steering in-game. Previously this required the Elite Sterzo Smart for game-wide steering, or, the Repack Ridge mountain bike course with your phone (in a super limited capacity). In this quick video I explain how it works and the buttons you use, as well as show the responsiveness of it. Here's how to check which events have steering enabled or don't: 🤍zwifthacks.com/app/events/ - The Site ► 🤍🤍dcrainmaker.com Main Camera ► 🤍amzn.to/2EWbhMA Action Cam ► 🤍amzn.to/2PVWoAg All Camera Gear ► 🤍dcra.in/DCRCamera Instagram ► 🤍instagram.com/dcrainmaker Facebook ► 🤍facebook.com/dcrainmaker Twitter ► 🤍twitter.com/dcrainmakerblog Strava ► 🤍🤍strava.com/athletes/dcrainmaker Most Music ► 🤍player.epidemicsound.com/#/ #Zwift #WahooKICKRBike #KICKRBike
i need this on tacx neobike
There have been two things on my Zwift-Mind recently.
The first is dat i am about to swap my 2nd 2018 Kickr for the third, a V5. Let's hope the V5 will last longer than a few months, like the 2018s did.
Tacx is a drama as well. Check here if needed.
Wouldn't it be a good idea for Shimano to step into the trainer Market ? They have the technology, and they are one of the worlds experts when it comes to bearings. Did you hear something like this about Shimano ?
The other thing is the Power-Ups on Zwift. I am getting increasingly annoyed to say the least. I am just observing what everybody sees. No matter what race or event, EVERY sprint has become a lottery. Do i have the right Power-Up ? If not, i don't even need to try because i will not win anyway. I watch, or used to watch, online live streams of races and they have lost their attraction completely. This is not about who has the best legs, this is all about the right Power-Up.
Wouldn't it be a good idea to leave the childish nonsens of Nintendo Gameboy level to those who like to cheat and eat and reserve that stuff for events only, or Watopia only ? Why insert such a huge downer into the whole system ? I am trying to stay civil here but in my eyes it is beyond stupid. It is a smack in the face for those of us who are sincere and training hard. What on earth is good about a rider who lives on beer and pizza beat you in a sprint because of a Power-Up ?
Since when is cycling about lotteries ? Whats wrong with an honest win after training your ass off to get 1,5% better ?
It's a poison. There is more than enough weight doping already. A weight doper with a Power-Up should NEVER win anything at all !
WAHOO ENGINEERING PLEASE NOTE!!!
Here is a far better way to go than buttons, that is also mountain bike friendly. When I was trying to decide between Kickr Bike and wahoo trainer, I was planning to use Zwift, with a particular interest in riding their new MTB trail. However, I was worried about the fact that steering with smart phone running ZC (Zwift Companion) would only work with wahoo trainer. And as a MTBr I want to ride trails! (Repack ridge) But with an engineering and fabrication background I had a feeling there would be a no-harm Kickr bike hack I would come up with. And so I got the bike, and lo and behold there is! Create Moveable handle bars. I tested the concept by loosening the screws attaching stem to head set Post, applied some high viscosity lubricant, mounted the phone on handle bars with ZC running, and it works: handle bars move, and you can ride repack ridge and steer with Kickr Bike! If have since fabricated my own stem, headset assembly that does this more permanently-with no harm done to Kickr bike as I just swapped the parts. And, this “hack” works incredibly well. latency is not bad, and it really makes for great virtual mountain biking and a great workout. Also moving handle bars generally add to realism and decreases fatigue. So If Wahoo engineers are listening: Make an add on handle bar set with freely moving steering to pair with ZC with smart phone attached. Or better yet, use encoders in the head stem assembly and team up with Zwift for Kicker bike steering. In the meantime I’ll continue to use this mountain bike steering hack! It’s friggin awesome!
Anyone know the status of the Kickr Bike? Is it just backordered? I haven’t seen for sale anywhere for a few months.
so you can't use apple TV 4k with steering as you won't have enought BT connections?
Wow, what PC setup you use? The graphics really smooth. And the shadow look so real!
Luv the vids, & the deep intel that you put in.
This just happened lastnight. Jumped onto zwift with Ipad 12 pro. What use to work, now I can't connect to kicker Snap LED inside.🤔🤔🤔
Bluetooth won't work?
Any Idea what's going on?
Thanks in advance ✊🏾👊🏾
So the road bends left or right and you don’t touch either button, presumably the bike moves left or right? Presumably the buttons are simply putting you into a virtual lane on your side of the road?
All I need now is drafting and being able to stumble XD
If I'm drafting someone who has steering and they switch left or right, will that affect my drafting?
I was so hyped when I saw this. So I updated Zwift app on my iPad and guess what. I can't pair my WKB anymore with Zwift. WKB has latest firmware and works fine with Rouvy on same iPad, so Zwift app is to blame here... I even un-installed and installed it back and it did not help. Anyone having same problem? I have sent mail to Zwift support for help so fingers crossed.
This is so absurd and disappointing, I was so much expecting it to be controlled with the inclination of the bike and steering bar. There is no training benefit with this. It would be useful if contributed to your handling skills (also with braking). These expensive bikes need to start swinging from side to side in real world angles, real riding whole body simulation and practice
What happened if the person has the Kickr bike configured as Campy shifting? Seems like you can’t use Campy shifting and steering at the same time.
They have a way to go before the steering option is really worth it to the general public rec riders.
wow, that's something I could use in my gym!!!!!!
How does other riders see your avatar? can they see your avatar steering around, the same way as you see it?
for non steering avatars, the clients render the position of other riders completely random, it is easy to see when two trainers are setup next to each other. Sometimes the Girl and I are both on each others wheels drafting each other at the same time, passes by other riders happen left and right at the same time etc :D
I may hope Tacx is seeing this en adding it soon on there neo bike ;-)