I’ve been using Tacx Vortex and fortunately am now able to afford a different trainer and dump the Vortex. Nothing but troubles with it this whole season.
Having said that, I see a LOT of people having issues with various smart trainers (power dropping, resistance too high, not able to calibrate, etc).
If you have a smart trainer and have been using it more than one season on Zwift and it’s been consistent and reliable, can you post what you are using?
FYI, I’m using Zwift purely as a fitness workout. I screwed up my knee in 2016 and it appears it’s a permanent issue so I’m not doing group rides nor racing any longer. So power accuracy is not going to be a huge issue so much as power consistency. Love having consistent numbers to track progress against myself.
I absolutely love Zwift for many reasons and plan to keep using it (hopefully for many years) so cost of the trainer is not an issue. I’m looking at investing in a trainer that will hold up for several years.
Having said that, I detest Tacx and won’t buy Tacx products ever again (their “support” is the worst I’ve ever encountered with any product. Period.)
Excited to get a new trainer and get back to having fun in Zwift! Can’t wait to try some of the climbs on a trainer with consistency both within the ride and workout to workout. Thanks in advance for trainer feedback
~Lynne (aka Jiggle Poof)