Author: eschlange

Run Zwift with minimal distractions using this simple hack

To run Zwift with minimal on-screen “heads up display” elements, add this line to the <config> section of your Zwift preferences file located at Documents/Zwift/prefs.xml: <MINIMAL_UI>1</MINIMAL_UI> This turns off the rider list, leaderboards, speed/rider timer, and more. Here’s a screenshot of the result: Here is my prefs.xml file with the line added. If you’ve never edited an XML file before, it is as easy as opening the file in a text editor (Notepad works great on a PC), editing the file and saving your changes. Saving a backup copy of the original file is always a good idea! <ZWIFT> <DEVICES> <LASTCADENCEDEVICE>720996</LASTCADENCEDEVICE> <LASTPOWERDEVICE>720996</LASTPOWERDEVICE> <CTF>12543</CTF> <LASTHRMDEVICE>7891038</LASTHRMDEVICE> <LASTSPEEDDEVICE>9716</LASTSPEEDDEVICE> <LASTTRAINERDEVICE>2837993477</LASTTRAINERDEVICE> </DEVICES> <CONFIG> <MINIMAL_UI>1</MINIMAL_UI> <RICHMOND_BRANCH_PREFERENCE>0</RICHMOND_BRANCH_PREFERENCE> <BRANCH_PREFERENCE>3</BRANCH_PREFERENCE> <BATTPREFS>20</BATTPREFS> <PREFERRED_MONITOR>2147516416</PREFERRED_MONITOR> <TRAINER_EFFECT>0.5</TRAINER_EFFECT> <IMGPREFS>0</IMGPREFS> <USER_RESOLUTION_PREF>1920x1080</USER_RESOLUTION_PREF> <AMBIENT_VOL>0</AMBIENT_VOL> <SFX_VOL>0</SFX_VOL> </CONFIG> <WORKOUTS> <LAST_WORKOUT>4035902721</LAST_WORKOUT> <EDIT_IN_WATTS>1</EDIT_IN_WATTS> <USE_ERG>1</USE_ERG> </WORKOUTS>...

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CANYON//SRAM Racing Zwift Academy professional female team rider recruitment plan released

Just in time for International Women’s Day, Zwift HQ has released further info about the CANYON//SRAM Racing Zwift Academy, in which the Zwift platform will be used to select 3 female finalists to attend the CANYON//SRAM team winter camp. The final winner will be chosen after (presumably based on camp results) that and announced in December. Exciting stuff, both for competitive female riders and the Zwift...

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New Watopia mountain route – sneak peak

A member of the Zwift team recently posted this screenshot of himself aero-tucking down the backside of the soon-to-be-released Watopia Mountain Route to Facebook. In the screenshot you can see Watopia Island (where we currently ride) in the background, quite a distance away from the top of the new peak. You can also note a new KOM banner in the course profile at the top-right. Looking forward to the new...

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Zwift Mobile Link v1.6 released

Zwift HQ released an updated to their iOS and Android mobile app today, and the big new feature is the long-awaited member search. Zwifters can now easily search the entire database of Zwift accounts by name, and follow others with a single click. Two more minor changes in the new app are the ability to connect your Strava and TrainingPeaks accounts, and the ability to order from the Zwift shop (kit, accessories,...

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