I bought a Kickr V5 in late December 2020 and fell in love with Zwift immediately. I would say the Kickr paired with the Zwift experience was truly a game changer for my physical and emotional well-being this past year.
However, as time has went on the Zwift experience has gotten progressively worse with every update. The main reason being for me is that resistance issues with the Kickr have not been addressed or barely even acknowledged outside of a few threads in this forum. Kickr users have had to revert firmware updates to ensure resistance works “most” of the time. With the last few updates, even that doesn’t work.
I hate to leave Zwift because I thoroughly enjoy it when everything is working as intended and think it can be an excellent product. At this point I can’t really justify using it though. I have two small kids and a very short time window each day to workout/train. Too many times now, tinkering with Zwift’s issues and quirks have prevented me from working out or vastly shortened that small time window I already had.
I’m sure many of you are in the same boat. With that being said, how many of you have switched to other products? If you did, which ones can you recommend? And have they had similar glitches and resistance issues with your smart trainer?
At this point I mainly do workouts in ERG mode as opposed to free rides and races. I quit doing races (which I used to enjoy) because it’s a crapshoot as to whether or not my trainer will have the correct resistance which forces me to have to quit anyway.