The bike you choose in Zwift affects your speed, and your wheelset affects it even more. Our test lap data shows precisely which bikes and wheelsets are fastest. The five bikes below are available to all Zwifters and are within 16 seconds of each other over a lap on the Watopia Figure 8 route.
Some time after I wrote the original “fastest bikes” post last February, ZwiftHQ updated the Tron bike so it is the new king of the hill. If you’re a newbie, don’t fret: while the four fastest bikes are high-level unlocks which take months of work to achieve, the Zwift Aero can be unlocked with just a few weeks of riding.
Lap Time: 50:52
How to get it: complete Everest challenge, then climb another 41,150 meters (details)
Lap Time: 50:58
How to get it: hit level 24
Lap Time: 51:05
How to get it: hit level 20
Lap Time: 51:06
How to get it: hit level 22
Lap Time: 51:08
How to get it: hit level 13
- Lap times given are for one lap of the Watopia Figure 8 route at a constant 225 watts with a rider weight of 75kg and height of 183cm (6′), using the Zipp 808 wheelset (level 10 unlock). The Zipp 808 is consistently the fastest wheelset in Zwift.
- The fastest wheelset is the 808/Disc combo, but this was only available to early beta testers so we do not include it in our tests. If you have this wheelset, your fastest racing setup would be the Cervelo S5 + 808/Disc, since the Tron bike does not allow you to change wheelsets.
- The TT bike consistently turns in the fastest lap times of any bike. But since the TT bike cannot draft and is not allowed for some races so we did not include it in the list.