Simple question regarding physical gear selection

Hi All,

Zwift newbie here with a very simple question!

I have not started using Zwift but intend to very soon and have a question on gear selection. Do I start riding on Zwift and physically change gear on my bike or do I start in a normal gear, leave it at that and let Zwift alter the resistance on my Tacx Vortex Smart trainer instead?

Best Regards,



You use your own gear selection .  Vortex will vary the resistance based on the onscreen terrain. On the uphill, resistance will go up and you will shift to an easier gear, etc. 

Zwift adjusts the resistance of your smart trainer in real time as you ride in order to simulate things like a change in gradient or being in the draft of another avatar. Consequently, you need to shift gears while you are riding if you wish to keep your cadence within reason.