Author: Eric Schlange

Zwift releases update 1.0.9778

The latest update for Zwift has been released–here are a few of the highlights: Added optional 3sec smoothing of power display Buffalo bike CdA and weight was incorrect (which means it’s probably no longer the fastest bike–running test laps now to confirm) ‘7’ camera now has more interesting angles to view from on certain parts of the course On-screen workout list now scrolls for very long workouts See all the details for this update...

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Ray Brown (RAAM) interviewed by Bicycling Magazine

If you’ve been on Zwift for very long, you’ve probably seen Ray Brown riding. He’s not hard to spot–he’s the one with the crazy long name (Ray RAAM for Breast Cancer Research Foundation..) wearing pink and logging crazy rides of 200, 500, even 1000 miles. Ray is a 58 year old guy from Georgia who is training for Race Across America (RAAM) and also raising funds and awareness for breast cancer. He uses Zwift as his primary training platform, and Bicycling magazine published an interview with him yesterday. My favorite quote from Ray, when asked, “What do you think about your chances at RAAM?”...

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How to hit 50MPH on Zwift

One of the more challenging achievements to unlock in Zwift is the 50MPH “Daredevil.” Here are a few tips to help you get it done! Find the Right Downhill Currently you stand the best chance of hitting 50MPH on your way down from the radio tower after climbing Watopia’s Epic KOM. You’ll need to take the Mountain, Mountain 8, The Pretzel, or Three Sisters routes to get there. Pedal Hard–At the Right Time The reverse Watopia downhill is broken into two sections–you won’t hit 50MPH until the end of the second section (at the bottom of the hill, going over the bridge)....

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What’s the fastest bike on Zwift? You may be surprised…

UPDATE: Zwift released update 1.0.9778 on 2/1/16 which modified the Buffalo bike’s weight and CdA. This slowed the bike down considerably, making it the second-slowest bike in the lineup. I’ve left the original article intact below. If you want to find out what the fastest bike is now, check out this post. Many people don’t realize that the various bikes and wheels you unlock in Zwift are modeled realistically, giving you different aero and weight advantages. I’ve been running some lap speed tests on Richmond (see lap data, and some of my observations) and made a startling discovery just last night. The fastest* bike...

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Zwift wins Design & Innovation Award

The Design & Innovation Award honors the best road bikes, mountain bikes and e-bikes as well as components and accessories. It is given to class-leading as well as extraordinary products and services, so it’s no surprise that Zwift won it this year! The mission of the Design & Innovation Award is to shape the bicycle world in a positive way. It also serves as a forum for creativity, visionary ideas as well as the industry’s most innovative products. See Zwift’s award page here...

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