ERG Mode

Hi there


Really Loving zwift, please tell me


I know in erg mode for my structured workouts the gradient resistance does not apply, if I deactivate/disable this when selecting my structured workout cos it does give an option. Will the simulation be activated just like in Just ride mode?

Hi Tyrone,

If you deselect ERG mode - or turn it off during the workout, the simulated road grade does  not apply. The road grade will display as normal, but it will not be sent to your trainer. Instead, you will be placed upon a “flat” road where you can manually adjust the trainer resistance.

Does this make sense?

Ride On,


Zwift Game Design

Thanks, Jordan! Spot-on.
Workouts only offer ERG and SIM modes, but both are based on the segments in a workout. To feel the resistance of the course you select, you’ll want to be in a freeride mode instead.