I’ve been riding the Kickr Bike for over a year and the steering has certainly been a disappointment. Fortunately the steering wasn’t a feature that I was looking for. I’ve found that disabling it at the first pairing screen seems to help. Using ANT+ is guaranteed to make the steering not work because it only works through BLE and that’s what I do much of the time. ANT+ has about a second of delay in power signals so I use BLE for workouts.
To keep the pairing screen from going directly to the home screen, I don’t put on my HRM belt until I’ve disabled the steering if I’m using BLE. I’ve also found the HRM doesn’t work reliably with steering enabled. Yet another reason to use ANT+
Thank you all for your assistance. Yes! The ANT+ dongle with extender from Wahoo completely disabled the steering, and it all sync’d up without any bluetooth. It feels more stable, but - who’s to say? However, the pack dynamics put me properly in the middle of the peloton. I didn’t ride through people (I really dislike when I would see their eyeballs through their heads!) I stayed in the middle of the pack, and it felt much more real and natural than turning off the steering. For some reason, it never really turns it off with the bluetooth like we thought. I am in talk with Zwift support with this as well. Fixed! (Well, kinda. No steering.)
I have experienced an issue on PC where even unpairing BT and pairing Ant leaves Zwift connected via both. (Although in my case auto steer works correctly, but hood buttons which trigger via bluetooth remain active)