Hi, not so much as a question, as a ‘please check my thinking’ request.
I’ve been using Zwift with a Tacx Blue Motion on a PC and love it. Now I’m really interested in the realistic resistance that is possible with some smart trainers. I like Tacx and according to the specs it looks like the Vortex Smart Trainer would do what I’m interested in for a reasonable cost.
Now my wife is interested in a trainer, but for totally different reasons. She’s recovering from knee surgery and isn’t interested in a ‘use-your-own-bike’ trainer, preferring the idea of a fixed sturdy standalone bike.
We started looking at Wattbikes and once we’d stopped gasping at the cost realised it might be a win-win as we’d both be able to use it. But, and it’s a big but, I understand that it doesn’t offer electro-braking so it would not be controllable from Zwift and I’d lose the ability to climb a virtual real hill when I hit the KOM.
So is my understanding correct? If so, I’ll need to have a rethink about the way forward. Perhaps a much cheaper fixed bike, and going for the Tacx vortex too.