The time to change between bikes twice (if you do it quickly, and remember to use the Pairing screen to slam your brakes on so that you’re stopped and can do the change) will probably still be less than the time you gain on a lap of the jungle.
Each to their own, of course.
OK. You’ve convinced me. I’m going to think very hard about doing the bike switch.
I have very mixed feelings about the Jungle Loop section of Watopia. Sometimes it feels as if the entire loop is uphill. I know, from personal experience, that Mountain and Gravel biking is very different from riding on the blacktop. I’m just not totally sold on the way Zwift has chosen to represent that in the game.
I’ll have to do a couple of practice bike swaps tomorrow to see what the “pit stop delta” is. And then factor that into the total amount of off-road mileage, and the speed benefit you get from using a mountain-bike chassis.
I keep hoping someone smarter than me is going to do the math on this and save me the bother…