A few days ago when I told my friend I’d re-joined the gym he said he’s surprised I’m not Zwifting. 3 days of googling later and I’m now off to buy (I think) a tacx flux s and a second TV (got a 37" lying around already) for my garage based setup.
I have a few general questions and I’d love to know if I’m about to buy the wrong thing or haven’t thought of anything! I’d looked at the tacx vortex previously which is what my friend has but I’ve read direct drive really helps for a more realistic and responsive experience. Would you say the flux s is a good starting place for a beginner or is it overkill?
Now I know this is a zwift forum so all of my other bits of kit will be related to that. I am planning on wall mounting a 37" tv for entertainment and then maybe a 32" underneath it for Zwift. I had considered using an android tablet mounted on the bike for zwift. Is there much touching the screen interaction to do or is that all better done through the companion app and just use the tv as an immersive display?
I have mediocre wifi link in the garage so had considered running a network cable down there. Do you think this is necessary or is wifi reliance pretty low for zwift?
I’m also unsure on what to use to power zwift before it goes to the TV. I assume it wont work with an amazon fire stick so my only other option would be my macbook pro and then HDMI it up to the TV. If I went with this and my smartphone for the companion app would I be ok using bluetooth or would I need an ANT+ dongle?
Finally is there any easier way of achieving this setup without having to carry my laptop out to the garage each time, ridding the wife of oh so valuable online shopping time.
Sorry for the very vague post but any tips or criticisms of my intended setup very much appreciated