Weight of the virtual bikes?


(ROB PAYNE (VISION) #HILLREPS) #1

What is the weight of them?


(Jon Mayfield) #2

Starting in the next 7 days they will all have different weights, but at the moment they are all around 7.5kg.


(Ron Skinner) #3

why not just stick to the 6.8kg rule, means level playing field?  I suppose if other power ups are available then you could have bike weight bling, but for new users that is an unfair disadvantage IMHO


(Ben Crone) #4

Although it’s more realistic, I don’t think the equipment should affect performance. I’d like to customise my avatar without having to worry about the influence it has on my speed.

 


(Eryk Chmielewski) #5

I’d like to customise my avatar without having to worry about the influence it has on my speed.

Good question. Riding with helmet or without but bald changing the aerodynamics. But do we really want this to be taken into account?

If yes than in the personal settings, next to weight and height should be checkbox with information if you have shaved legs or not ;). According to wind tunel tests it really matters: “The tests showed that shaving the test subject’s legs reduced drag by about seven percent”.


(Nicholas Vogt [Handcycle]) #6

Can I find a chart of all the bikes’ weights somewhere, now that they’re not all the same? I figure that I can then use that info to alter my profile’s body weight so that my actual body/handcycle weight equals my Zwift body/bike weight. A handcycle is pretty heavy (ex. Top End Force RX = 26 lbs / 11.8 kg), so it’s tough to get accurate representation of our actual performance.