Request for realistic resistance option

(Chris Wilkerson) #1

I’d like the option to use Zwift in a mode that more realistically simulates the hill gradients with the Kickr trainer. My understanding is that the climbs are “flattened” a bit to make it easier to ride with non-smart trainers. I get that, but I’m using the Kickr and Zwift to train for some real life mountain rides, and I’d like to get some good hard climbs in. An option to toggle this on/off might work, and some indication that this mode is engaged on the rider’s icon on the rider list.

(Eric C. (Zwift HQ)) #2

It’s coming in a future release! No timeline yet.

(Eric C. (Zwift HQ)) #3


(Robin Grant) #4

How exactly has this been implemented? I.e. I know there’s a slider - but which position most reflects “reality?”

(Chris Wilkerson) #5

Slide it to 100%. It feels remarkably like riding outside. That 14% grade at the radio tower really hurts!

(Eric C. (Zwift HQ)) #6

Hi Robin,

I highly recommend reading this for starters:

And Imma close this thread as it’s certainly over a year old now :slight_smile: