If you are not familiar with the CycleOps Phantom 5 indoor cycle, it has no way to manually control resistance, it must be controlled using a keyboard or remote.
While using their Virtual Training software, shifting to a higher or lower gear is accomplished by using the + or - keys on a keyboard, else clicking on the remote. As I found out earlier today, this does not work using Zwift. In fact, as far as I can tell there is no way to control the resistance on this indoor cycle using Zwift. Essentially, this relegates you to riding a single speed bicycle which just so happens to be in a low gear.
Today I was spinning at a cadence of 110, and it was only putting out 120-130 watts during a climb. There is so little resistance that doing a standing climb is basically impossible.
Does anyone happen to know if there is a way to control shifting (resistance) when riding this trainer in Zwift?