I just signed up to post here to ask everyone’s advice on getting into cycling and Zwift. Please forgive my ignorance/lack of knowledge.
I’m a 27 year old male with not a lot of free time. I’m 6’ tall and 190 lbs and want to try to become more active and get into shape. I need to spend a lot of time around the house and came across Zwift on youtube. After watching a few videos I really enjoyed the idea of cycling mixed with the visuals and keeping track of everything that Zwift does all while doing it at home. Here’s the thing, I have no idea how proper cycling works.
I have toured the website and done a bit of research, but I’m very hesitant as I have no one I know who cycles, and therefore can’t really ask anyone, but figured I’d reach out here.
I have a 29" 21 Speed “Mountain Bike” (Very Cheap) that I use to tour around town the odd time. After looking at the Zwift site, I was looking at just the basic package with the Tacx Vortex. Apparently I can use my bike with it (would swap the rear wheel out to a road/trainer tire) but at the moment not sure of the details.
I guess the purpose of me posting is to ask, is it worth it? I don’t want to spend too much money, but due to my inexperience I don’t know exactly what can be done or if it’s worth it. Should I just look at saving up and getting a road bike just for Zwift, or can my cheapo mountain bike work with a different rear wheel.
Here is a link to my current bike
Once again I apologize for my lack of knowledge. This seems like a really great program and I just want to see if it’s something I can get into without spending a ton of money.
Thank you so much in advance for all the replies.