I tend to climb right around 70 rpm and my avatar is up and down like he’s got saddle sores. A little variation would make the animation more realistic and less annoying. It might be better, for example, there was about a +/- 7 rpm hysteresis around 70 rpm.
I believe the threshold is 65rpm for the standing animation
Another possible solution for you, ride the Tron bike. There is no such up/down for slow cadence nor is there a in/out of the draft animation.
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Agreed. I ride with folks that can maintain the same w/kg and I’d like to not be embarrassed with a drinking and or standing avatar letting hem know how easy the ride is for me, with my friends.
With respect to standing and sitting, what you see your avatar doing is not the same as what others see your avatar doing. You will see your avatar stand when the grade is 3% or greater and your cadence falls below 70. Others will see your avatar stand when the grade is 3% or greater regardless of your cadence.
How about the drinking from the bottle? My avatar get a drinking problem too, when going slow.
I’m not sure what others see with regard to drinking from the bottle (I can’t recall if I see others drinking), but I can say that only ‘entry level’ bikes (those that a rider can acquire fairly early on in their ‘Zwift career’) actually have bottles. Once you ‘purchase’ a higher level bike there are no water bottles and you won’t even see your own avatar taking a drink.
My guess is that this is to help remind people who are new to Zwift that drinking is important, and that Zwift thinks you’ve figured this out by the time you get a higher-level whip.
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That’s really interesting, I always wondered why everybody else was standing when I’m seated coming out of the tunnel on to Piccadilly…
On the drinking, I’m sure that I still see myself taking a swig on a Pinarello, do I need to choose something better?
If you’re on a Pinarello and your rider is drinking, I’m guessing you are on the F8 from the Tour Italy Challenge. (I think it is the only Pinarello with a bottle.) There’s really no need to change, unless you want your Avatar to stop taking swigs. When selecting a bike (from your garage or the Drop Shop) you should be able to see whether or not there is a bottle on the frame. If there is not then your avatar won’t drink.
I’m not really worried to be honest, I just didn’t know that some bikes had drinks supplied and some didn’t.
Hadn’t been on Zwift for a few weeks (injuries) and came back yesterday to find that my avatar is now standing when climbing when I’m doing under 80rpm - I swear it used to be 70rpm was the threshold.
As someone who is a natural grinder rather than a spinner - my average cadence is barely over 80 on the flats - it makes me look like I’m standing most of the time, even on the slightest of slopes.
I don’t know if this is any less abrupt, but I rode the Yorkshire course tonight and my avatar was out of the saddle at 80 rpm, instead of 70. Thus still happens on grades of 3% or more. Not sure why they changed, or if it affects all courses or just Yorkshire.
I don’t know about the rpm but yeah, on Yorkshire yesterday my damn avatar was up and down like a yo-yo and it was starting to drive me nuts. I think I’ll switch back to the Tron bike as suggested higher up.