(lively music) You might have seen the videos of us riding on Zwift You might have seen the videos of us training on Zwift And you will definitely, I’m pretty sure, have seen a video of us racing Jens Voigt on Zwift. but if you’re actually not familiar with how you use it, then let’s talk you through it. Here are the answers to some common Zwift questions and some of the key features. (light music) – To ride on Zwift, you need an account so head over to zwift.com
to get it set up. Now you can start with a free trial, and then after that, you will
pay a monthly subscription, and then in order to be
able to actually ride, all we need is an indoor trainer, and then some way of telling
Zwift how hard you’re pedalling. Now at its most basic, that could just be a speed
sensor like this Wahoo one that will tell Zwift how fast
your back wheel is spinning, that will be either via
your computer or your iPad or even your iPhone, whatever the device you’re choosing to use it on. Then a power meter will
more accurately communicate your power to Zwift but
if you want to take it to another level, then a
so-called smart trainer will actually interact with Zwift so not only will it tell
Zwift how hard you’re pedalling but it will also change the
resistance that you feel at the pedals depending on
what’s actually going on on Zwift so if you ride up a hill or downhill, you will know about it as you will in fact if
you are slipstreaming behind another rider. Now don’t forget a towel and also plenty of liquid, you want to stay hydrated, and also actually try and set your bike up in a well-ventilated room or with a fan in order to help keep you cool. And finally before we get started, if you’re connecting to Zwift
via laptop or your computer, then downloading the Zwift mobile link from the app store to your
phone will be great idea ’cause it means you can actually use this. It’s like a remote control. You control a whole host of
little features and functions, which we will get on to later. The only thing you need to bear in mind is that your phone is connected
to the same WiFi network as your computer or laptop. (light music) Now there are three different worlds that you can ride in on Zwift, all containing a variation
of different routes. I’m in first time. (laughing) There is Watopia, the
South Pacific paradise containing eight different routes with over 42 kilometres of road. And then there’s two
real-world virtual worlds, the first of which is the Richmond 2015 UCI
World Road Race course with four routes and just
under 19 kilometres of road including some cobbled climbs. The other you can opt for is London and the 2016 Prudential
RideLondon courses. Choose between flying past
iconic London landmarks, or head into the countryside of 27 1/2 kilometres of road. The calendar showing when each course is available to ride on
can be found just here. – [Simon] Now all we need to do is choose our route and hit ride. (bicycle whirring) – Now even if you’re
riding on a set route, you can at any time of the given junction change your direction
using your mobile phone so I’ve changed and go left, and now go straight on. And also at any point you want, you can see a mate coming
on the way for example, you can do a U-turn. There we go. (light music) This is the main screen that you will see when riding on Zwift so let’s take a look at what you’ll see. Top left, they’re your metrics so power, beats per minute,
and revolutions per minute. In the centre at the top, that’s the current speed, that’s the distance elapsed, that’s your current elevation, and that is the time since you started. And over on the top right,
we have two profiles, the first of which is a zoom in on where you are on the course including the gradient of the climb that Simon is currently riding on, and these little floating arrows are the riders that are new to you, and just below here is a larger profile of the whole of the circuit. You can just see you. You’re just the arrow there, and there is the finish line. And then this list here,
that is a list of riders that are near to you, and totally we have another
526 riders on the course. The information here
shows how far in front the rider is from you, then how far behind the other riders are. Also, there is a country flag, there is the current watts per kilogramme, and also how far they have travelled. (light music) – Can you just pedal? Well, you can do but
there is also a whole load of other cool stuff
that you can do as well. In fact, before you even start riding, you can choose how you
want to look on Zwift. You just got to hit that
customise icon there, and then you can choose what you want. In fact, there is even
the unlockable GCN kit as an option as well. Back to the riding then, you can of course just ride by yourself, absolutely nothing wrong with that at all but how about jumping in with
a group ride or even a race? Loads of events is going
on at different times all around the world, and for
all ability levels as well so from steady group rides through to all-out races
and everything in-between. To join an event, all you got to do is go on to main menu. You can see the list of upcoming
events on the right there. Simply click and you will join, and if you want to see what’s coming up further into the future, then the Zwift has a whole list. (light music) Whatever you’re riding on Zwift, you can send a realtime message to a group or to an individual rider
from your Zwift mobile app, or if you want to,
directly on the keyboard. I’m just gonna type in, “Hello!” There you go. There’s also a whole host
of greetings and signals just like the ones you’d use
in the real world like a wave, even an elbow flick, and of course the famous
Zwift Ride On thumbs up. And you can also, from
here, switch your view. (light music) – As well as freestyling solo or indeed joining group rides or races, there is also a way of doing
structured training sessions using workout mode over there. Now each one is designed to
improve a different aspect of your riding, perhaps
endurance or climbing as well as individual workouts. There are also complete
training plans on there as well, and when you start looking, you will find 32 GCN workouts. That’s right. Either improving your speed on flat roads, your climbing, your sprinting, or indeed getting you ready to race. And if, for some reason,
they don’t float your boat, you can actually create your
own using the customizer or indeed import workouts from elsewhere. (light music) – Once you finish your ride on Zwift, you can take a look at a
whole host of information and data including your distance travel, your heart rate, your
power curves, elevation, and even calories burned,
and a whole lot more too. – Yep, each activity is
saved to your profile, and also onto any other account that you want to connect with it like TrainingPeaks or
Strava or Today’s Plan. – Yeah, hopefully this will
enhance your experience on Zwift and help you unlock a few
cool features as well. – Yeah, absolutely. Now do make sure you subscribe
to GCN following this video. Now if you want some
more content right now, firstly, we’ve got a little bit more information about workouts, simply click down there for that one or to a see of Zwift racing,
click just down there. – That’s so good. Don’t forget to like and share too.

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100 thoughts on “How To Use Zwift | Zwift For Beginners

  • September 6, 2017 at 4:26 pm
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    What's your favourite way to use Zwift?

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  • May 13, 2018 at 7:30 am
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    Biggest load of crap ever takes so long to turn on and use you’ll have finished your work out. Don’t waste your money

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  • May 13, 2018 at 7:34 am
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    What a complete let down

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  • May 16, 2018 at 8:39 am
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    Would be better if you could steer using the sensors in your smartphone and attaching it to the handlebars.

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  • May 17, 2018 at 9:34 pm
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    ffs just go outside

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  • June 4, 2018 at 12:10 pm
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    Thanks for great vid ! Please what are those TRAY looking things in front of some bikes , any reason for them thank you

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  • June 4, 2018 at 12:10 pm
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    Thanks for great vid ! Please what are those TRAY looking things in front of some bikes , any reason for them thank you

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  • June 6, 2018 at 6:45 pm
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    Will it work with Kinect and Oculus?

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  • June 7, 2018 at 5:31 am
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    Lmfao Tour De France Home edition, a virtual Tour de France lol no more accidents. BUT an electric motor to the back wheel would be cheating.

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  • June 24, 2018 at 12:14 am
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    Looks so fun!

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  • June 27, 2018 at 5:33 pm
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    Hi I am new to Zwift I signed up my power meters on my heart rate monitor is on I’m ready to go but my writer will not move I’ve been peddling for 10 minutes and he’s bill I can’t get him to move can you tell me what I’m doing wrong

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  • July 3, 2018 at 5:45 pm
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    Hello
    Recently I bought a smart trainer the cycleops magnus.
    Currently I also have my garmin vector pedals.
    What do you recommend to measure the power in zwift? the Magnus or the Garmin Pedals?
    I calibrated my magnus in Cycle Virtual Training and the power shown by Zwift versus Garmin Vector is almost double.
    Or is it better to calibrate it with zwift?
    Best Greeting from Guatemala

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  • July 18, 2018 at 4:37 pm
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    Super excited to get my trainer now!

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  • July 22, 2018 at 8:20 am
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    3:31 Points at wrong metrics.

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  • July 24, 2018 at 9:07 pm
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    Sounds like he said "don't forget to like and shit" lol

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  • July 26, 2018 at 5:08 pm
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    I need some help
    sone everything but just cant get my movement on the Tacx T2900 to be recognised on the ZWIFT app. The app is actually connected via bluetooth.

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  • August 10, 2018 at 9:19 pm
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    Wow! I didn't think there could possibly be a way to convert a torture device / trainer to something that would actually be fun and interesting. This might be how it's done.

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  • August 18, 2018 at 2:34 pm
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    Can you use Zwift with an indoor spinning bike that is equipped with bluetooth connectivity and measures power? What spinning bike models do you recommend if any? Thank you!

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  • August 24, 2018 at 7:14 pm
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    or you could just leave your fucking house

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  • August 29, 2018 at 12:19 pm
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    I have a gamin cadence a I pad and spinning bike do I need more.

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  • August 29, 2018 at 12:23 pm
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    Great for time trial. No animal problems. No camera s no cars no people walking cross the road.

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  • August 29, 2018 at 12:26 pm
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    Cheeper than pelaton

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  • September 5, 2018 at 10:23 am
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    Wow, this guy aged quite a lot in just a few seconds (2:02 – 2:05).😯😉

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  • September 19, 2018 at 11:31 am
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    I just go to my local bike shop and try to push the highest amounts of watts I can on their Zwift setup.

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  • September 20, 2018 at 6:06 am
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    why you suddenly get young half way through??
    fucking spooky af

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  • September 21, 2018 at 12:49 am
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    What was the name of this Black Mirror episode?

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  • September 23, 2018 at 1:16 pm
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    what is better for play with zwift/or indoor training air conditioning or ventilation?

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  • September 26, 2018 at 10:23 pm
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    I've been using Zwift with an Elite Rampa for over a year and love it when it works. But in the absence of honesty from the online promoters I have to warn you, Zwift is still extremely unreliable. The social media promoters get paid for new subscribers but are quiet about how full of bugs this program is. It takes a special process to pair and connect, each time, and even then support just apologises when power or ERG mode doesn't work. It may work for a week then suddenly you try to start a workout but are stuck looking at an update status bar. After the update your devices won't connect, or connect but with no power, or in the middle of a workout or race just stop. At the same time you're told that subscription fees are going up. Zwift, instead of adding new courses, new bikes or other superfluous junk, make it work and stop waisting your subscribers' time!

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  • October 20, 2018 at 1:59 am
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    Do you have to steer?

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  • October 27, 2018 at 8:20 am
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    I love Zwift.

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  • November 1, 2018 at 6:27 am
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    Hello,Is it possible to use Zwift only with an Android phone (without a computer)Thx in advnace

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  • November 2, 2018 at 2:32 am
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    Bring back Matt Stephens.

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  • November 10, 2018 at 3:56 pm
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    If you don't have a smart trainer, how does it behave when going up and down hills? I'm guessing you just have to pedal faster and crank up the resistance yourself?

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  • November 12, 2018 at 4:28 pm
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    could you please tell the specs of the hardware (PC) do you use in this video?

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  • November 14, 2018 at 8:20 pm
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    I am still trying to find the correct tire size when connecting my speed sensor to zwift. Does anyone has experience using a spinning bike? Which tire size should I use?

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  • November 17, 2018 at 12:33 am
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    great video, how do you get the ride profile larger its barely legible on my screen, thank you

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  • December 2, 2018 at 9:39 pm
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    If I connect the trainer directly to my PC, will I need an ANT dongle or can it all be done via BLE? Also, for HR I have a Polar strap I bought maybe five years ago. How do I get the HR reading from that to Zwift?

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  • December 5, 2018 at 10:56 am
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    Hallo, ik ben wessel. Een nieuwe zwitsal en bereid om mijn geld te spenderen aan een stomme spel genaamd Zwift. Sprundel de gekste…

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  • December 11, 2018 at 10:33 am
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    a free trial with 343 days! can i have your account? ,P

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  • December 13, 2018 at 6:16 pm
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    Can the race start on the phone app or does it have to be with computer?

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  • December 25, 2018 at 7:35 pm
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    What speed sensor do you recommend for a cross bike

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  • December 30, 2018 at 1:45 am
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    7:17 “Don’t forget to like and…” whu?

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  • January 3, 2019 at 8:30 am
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    Swift!! Another reason to stay inside

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  • January 5, 2019 at 3:51 am
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    Praying hard to encounter them boys.

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  • January 5, 2019 at 1:34 pm
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    very nice video ! thx

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  • January 9, 2019 at 6:27 am
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    Thank you. You said both units have to be on wifi. Guess who didn't have wifi turned on : (

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  • January 17, 2019 at 4:25 pm
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    Where do I go to get the equipment for this. I have no equipment at all so I'm starting from nothing.

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  • January 18, 2019 at 4:50 pm
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    Hey guys Thank for this informative video. I have a question for you what brands of smart trainer would you suggest for getting setup to get the Zwift?

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  • January 24, 2019 at 3:07 am
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    Does this only work with Apple devices for the mobile component? Please say it isn't so.

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  • January 25, 2019 at 12:23 pm
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    if my pc is connected Via LAN will it work is does it have to be via wifi for it to connect with the app

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  • January 31, 2019 at 6:11 am
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    I had the idea of riding my real bike in the bike trails or the city streets or ANYWHERE. Record the ride on a GoPro, then go home, put my bike on the indoor bike trainer, then play that Gopro video and Ride! It's a way of helping me get the feel of being outside!!!! REALLY COOL! Although, it's nothing like this Zwift, but close enough if we don't have the dollars to buy it yet

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  • February 4, 2019 at 1:02 am
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    I got a add for zwift

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  • February 4, 2019 at 1:02 am
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    I can do this

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  • February 8, 2019 at 9:57 pm
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    I messed up the setup of my elite trainer and rode at 2000 watts for a few minutes so that made me question my existence….

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  • February 8, 2019 at 10:02 pm
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    thats not you current elevation, its the amount of meters youve climbed so far.

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  • February 16, 2019 at 5:04 am
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    Can you do a zwift video where you compare a power meter and heart rate sensor setup, to a speed,cadence and heart rate sensor setup, and look at the variation in stats for the same loop?

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  • February 16, 2019 at 5:06 pm
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    I bet that Lycra really helped with the wind resistance

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  • March 3, 2019 at 12:32 pm
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    Does the Apple Watch work with Zwift for a hr monitor?

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  • March 3, 2019 at 6:43 pm
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    is this compatible with BTWIN inRide 100 trainer with BTWIN ANT+ setup?

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  • March 10, 2019 at 7:20 pm
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    Too bad they don’t have a gravel option with a bit of singletrack thrown in. If they did, I’d get it.

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  • March 11, 2019 at 7:37 pm
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    Am I able to connect my Garmin fenix 5 for heart rate?

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  • March 15, 2019 at 8:01 pm
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    https://youtu.be/bF0nvK5f4RM check for zwift

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  • March 16, 2019 at 1:09 pm
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    Does Zwift give cues for beginners on when to increase resistance on a manual trainer?

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  • March 21, 2019 at 7:12 am
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    What if I want to ride for a specific distance, for example 20km, and just measure my time and other metrics. Is this possible? I am new to zwift and just got my tacx neo 2

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  • April 19, 2019 at 2:09 am
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    I'll get it when they add norway to the map

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  • April 21, 2019 at 3:38 pm
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    ANY VIDEOS SPECIFICALLY FOR RECUMBENT TRIKES?

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  • April 22, 2019 at 5:17 pm
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    Sorry, this works on a spinning bike?

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  • April 25, 2019 at 1:42 pm
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    where do i buy the bike from..?

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  • April 28, 2019 at 9:37 pm
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    What if i use a motor? Can a game detect that?

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  • May 1, 2019 at 8:49 pm
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    so all you need is a bike break it down and put it on the parameter and then u need the app and a console or pc and then you have to pay every month for a subscribtion. thats like what… 2000dollars to play a bike game?

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  • May 4, 2019 at 3:43 am
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    people is hackin on this game only with 1 finger :S

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  • May 24, 2019 at 2:12 am
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    I know this is sponsored content but it's useful information for people who are new to online trainers like this and GCN is far more entertaining than anything Zwift could probably come up with in house.

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  • June 13, 2019 at 5:38 pm
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    What cheap bike do you sugges tme to start riding?

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  • June 22, 2019 at 2:43 am
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    Why don’t they make it to where you can have a headset?

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  • July 6, 2019 at 11:30 pm
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    I'm not sold…nothing like the wind in your hair sun on your face….and seems a hassle removing a back wheel for those of us with zero mechanical skills

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  • July 10, 2019 at 12:05 am
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    Does this work on my Samsung S9 and S4 yet?

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  • July 11, 2019 at 10:06 am
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    Human power Generators

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  • July 18, 2019 at 11:10 am
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    A good thing for not smelling of swet is rub some hand sanitizer under your arms really does work

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  • July 22, 2019 at 9:31 am
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    Let's drive our cars evryeday and pretend we're bikers!

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  • July 22, 2019 at 9:49 am
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    I love zwift! cant be bothered to mingle with common people. gross! am i right! they're so poor!!!

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  • July 22, 2019 at 9:59 am
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    I like cycling indoors so I dont have to deal with poor people! Gross! I drive a car and zwift lets me pretend that I ride a bike.

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  • July 26, 2019 at 1:18 pm
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    Who else got a zwift add on this video

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  • July 27, 2019 at 8:53 am
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    Does it actually work with a static indoor trainer?

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  • July 29, 2019 at 2:42 pm
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    Anyone using Zwift on wheelchair with sensor on wheel hub? I have rollers for my chair and would like to add Zwift tours and training. Maybe a wheelchair avatar in the future👍

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  • July 31, 2019 at 6:27 pm
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    Oh shit, the guy takes 30 years in a sec !

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  • August 13, 2019 at 8:18 pm
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    I would like to use Swift in all different ways, maybe she is kinky?

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  • August 17, 2019 at 8:50 am
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    There is one problem when racing. someone will stick a motor on it.

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  • August 27, 2019 at 9:27 am
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    Nothing like outdoor cycling 🚵‍♀️

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  • August 27, 2019 at 12:19 pm
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    looooove the video hilarious!! wish my vids could be half as good😀

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  • August 30, 2019 at 5:40 pm
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    its too noisy for indoor use

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  • September 1, 2019 at 9:23 am
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    So stupid we re living in a world where even our life is faked

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  • September 2, 2019 at 4:39 am
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    15 million merits anyone?

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  • September 29, 2019 at 5:48 pm
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    Thank You for such a helpful video 🙂

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  • October 5, 2019 at 4:45 pm
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    Before I get this will I get banned for trash talking?

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  • October 12, 2019 at 6:28 am
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    Matt has the rainbow stripes on his jersey. Is he a former champion?

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  • October 19, 2019 at 10:54 am
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    Does it have first person view?

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  • October 20, 2019 at 6:27 am
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    I really decided to start Zwifting because of this video!

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  • October 21, 2019 at 2:48 am
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    Really really REALLY DAMN TIRED of seeing ads for "Zwift" in front of every damn biking video.

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  • October 24, 2019 at 3:46 am
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    Wow,nice. Love it very much.

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  • October 28, 2019 at 5:18 pm
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    Two questions if I may… I have a Tacx Flow "Smart Trainer". Will it work with Zwift (or Bkool) and can I get the data into MapMyRide (which I've been using for six years)?

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