For climbing more realisticly on Zwift, I made a simple little table consisting of two columns:
- Column 1 with speeds from 15 down to 5 km/u
- Column 2 with the corresponding cadence on my lowest gear (RealLifeMaxCadence)
The idea is to pin the table to the wall next time I’ll be scaling the Alpe, and gearing up (or down) until my cadence on Zwift matches my RLMC, making the simulation much more real (as it is now, my cadence during climbs is way to high and thus comfortable for the speed I’m riding, making the simulation unrealisticly easy).
So I was thinking it would be really cool to have the option to have Zwift calculate your RLMC (lowest gear could be entered in profile settings off course), and display it next to the cadence you’re riding at.
Even better still, Zwift could give us a visual (cadence displayed in red) and/or audial warning when “realistic climbing mode” is turned on, so I don’t have to check constantly whether my cadence still matches the speed I’m driving at.