I’ve been ‘pretending’ on Zwift’s watch mode for a few weeks now using my exercise bike (tragic, I know). After a failed attempt at using a Wahoo speed sensor on it, I’m going to bite the bullet and get the proper kit. As far as I’m aware, to get my avatar moving, I need at the very basic level, a bike and a dumb trainer. I know nothing about bikes. I haven’t ridden one in about 15 years. Halfords seems to be one of the few places still delivering, so I’ve seen this one. The thing is, I’m not sure if it’ll work with any sort of trainer. I’ve read other people on this forum warn against getting ‘cheap’ bikes - but what’s cheap? £450 is about the most I’d want to pay for a bike just for Zwift. As it’s payday on Tuesday and I’ve saved a bit of money avoiding the pubs, I may jump straight in and get a smart trainer. If you could let me know if the below would be compatible with even the basic smart trainers, it’d be much appreciated!
p.s. just to doule check, would I need a cadence or speed sensor? or would the above setup do?