FutureWorks Steering Zwift HQ Races [Updated Event Schedule]

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Are you one of the first to own an Elite Sterzo Smart? The first Zwift HQ races featuring FutureWorks Steering are on this weekend!

After you’ve had a chance to play with Steering on your own, and head to Crit City!

After the inaugural test race, we’d love to have your feedback right here on this thread!

UPDATED: Use this link to find Steering-enabled races organized by Zwift HQ

Some more feedback,

I did the Zwift HQ Steering race last weekend and must say it’s really great.
Once you have learned the skills it’s not so difficult to get back in draft. (in this race was almost everyone with the unit,…i guess)
With some good steering technic it’s also a (little bit) more easy to close a gap if you are dropped a few seconds as you can see in my stream. https://www.twitch.tv/videos/711080563 (sorry only 720p)

I did also already an event lead with the sterzo , and a wtrl ttt , not any issues for me

Big win: Finally free from Sticky Draft !!

About the unit, it’s solid , very good quality.

EDIT August 21: The tension problem below is solved because i did use the unit upside down.
The Triangle should point up and not down
̶O̶n̶e̶ ̶n̶o̶t̶i̶o̶n̶,̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶z̶e̶r̶o̶ ̶c̶e̶n̶t̶e̶r̶ ̶s̶p̶r̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶m̶a̶y̶b̶e̶ ̶a̶ ̶l̶i̶t̶t̶l̶e̶ ̶b̶i̶t̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶s̶t̶r̶o̶n̶g̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶a̶ ̶l̶i̶g̶h̶t̶w̶e̶i̶g̶h̶t̶ ̶a̶s̶ ̶m̶e̶,̶
̶i̶f̶ ̶i̶ ̶d̶o̶ ̶a̶ ̶f̶u̶l̶l̶ ̶u̶n̶i̶t̶ ̶t̶u̶r̶n̶,̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶w̶h̶o̶l̶e̶ ̶u̶n̶i̶t̶ ̶i̶s̶ ̶s̶l̶i̶p̶p̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶a̶w̶a̶y̶,̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶f̶l̶o̶o̶r̶ ̶,̶ ̶t̶r̶a̶i̶n̶e̶r̶m̶a̶t̶ ̶o̶r̶ ̶n̶o̶t̶,̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶s̶l̶i̶p̶s̶,̶
̶h̶o̶w̶e̶v̶e̶r̶,̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶ ̶d̶o̶n̶’̶t̶ ̶n̶e̶e̶d̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶t̶u̶r̶n̶ ̶v̶e̶r̶y̶ ̶m̶u̶c̶h̶ ̶t̶o̶ ̶m̶a̶k̶e̶ ̶y̶o̶u̶r̶ ̶a̶v̶a̶t̶a̶r̶ ̶s̶t̶e̶e̶r̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶f̶a̶s̶t̶,̶ ̶s̶o̶ ̶i̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶ ̶l̶e̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶u̶n̶i̶t̶ ̶s̶t̶a̶y̶ ̶i̶n̶ ̶p̶o̶s̶i̶t̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶o̶n̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶g̶r̶o̶u̶n̶d̶.̶
̶W̶o̶u̶l̶d̶ ̶b̶e̶ ̶b̶e̶t̶t̶e̶r̶ ̶i̶f̶ ̶w̶e̶ ̶c̶a̶n̶ ̶a̶d̶j̶u̶s̶t̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶s̶p̶r̶i̶n̶g̶.̶ ̶M̶a̶y̶b̶e̶ ̶i̶t̶ ̶w̶i̶l̶l̶ ̶l̶o̶o̶s̶e̶ ̶s̶o̶m̶e̶ ̶t̶e̶n̶s̶i̶o̶n̶ ̶w̶h̶e̶n̶ ̶m̶o̶r̶e̶ ̶u̶s̶i̶n̶g̶ ̶i̶t̶.̶

Cheers

Hey Sterzo Smart owners - you can now find steering-enabled races on this page. Bookmark this on your browser!

Races for weekend #2 are:

Saturday August 22 2020
16:00 British Summer Time / 08:00 am Pacific Daylight Time

Sunday August 23 2020
08:00 am British Summer Time / 00:00 Pacific Daylight Time

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Are you sure you have the Sterzo oriented correctly? I was seeing the behavior you describe (unit slipping under large turning no matter if i used a mat or not) until I realized I had the unit upside down. The triangle should point up and not down.

Will these events be combined like last weekend?

Tim, you made my day
Indeed, the orientation was indeed wrong and so i was also using it upside down!
Thanks
Cheers

Uhhh… It would be nice if this event page had information on… the actual course?

Should we assume its another Downtown Dolphin?

Thanks.

Yup! I’ve pointed this out before… no events have route info on the website, kind of useless.

The Crit City race with steering was very interesting. However, just two races at the weekend is not enough and the times are not convenient. I’d like to see more steering races on other days.

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When we see more race with steering? Its amazing stuff! all my friends are waiting for the day when they will be able to buy a Elite sterzo. Now there is no need to buy, because racing only happens few times in the week.

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I did my first steering race earlier on this afternoon and I really enjoyed it. I’ve only done two or three races before and found that having steering is a definite improvement. It’s not like real-life steering but it makes racing more fun and more like a game. I’m not sure that the other participants were using steering because I found that taking a tighter line on the corners gave a massive advantage (much more than drafting in the bunch) and I would shoot ahead. Nobody else seemed to be doing this. I found it makes it easier to keep in the bunch when you want. I think it might be an idea to have something that indicates who is using steering and who isn’t. I’m glad I bought the Sterzo as it was a bit of an impulse purchase. I thinks it works better with built-in BT than with ZC - just a bit less laggy. At least that’s my feeling having tried both.

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