I’m new to Zwift, and safe to say already addicted! A few months in and I’m already planning on how to upgrade my gear for a better experience.
To get me started I bought a hybrid bike (I didn’t have a bike previously) and an Elite Novo Smart wheel on trainer. Really pleased with both and loving the experience so far.
If I upgrade kit later in the year I have a few questions:
- is it worth getting a smart bike (ie Wattbike Atom) rather than a direct drive trainer and a road bike? I’m very unlikely to go outdoors much, only really to cycle with the kids which is why I got a hybrid. I’d quite like that to be easily accessible and if I go direct drive I’ll get a road bike for the trainer. Basically is the extra cost for the Wattbike atom worth it? For around £700 less I was looking at an Elite Suito trainer with a Trek Domane AL2 road bike.
- If I do get a road bike for the trainer, does it really matter how good it is? I’d like to get something decent enough so that if I ever get the time to go out on the road I have the option, but I doubt it’s worth spending £1k plus on a road bike. Thoughts on the Trek Domane?
- last question - for some short term gains with my current set up, I’m thinking of upgrading to clip less pedals and cycling shoes. Is that worth the outlay?