When you use the Stelzo you have the steering wheel symbol next to your companion app logo on the riders column on the Right hand side
However Zwift has not thought to add such a symbol to the races that allow steering in Events! And the symbol with a line thru it where it is banned.
And there is no way of knowing even with the Future works races specifically for steering as to whether they will allow it until you start the race
Right now they have sold a product of dubious quality and no real application
Shame on you Zwift
Echoing your sentiment. I got a Sterzo this week, although the order was a few months back, and I kind of regret it now seeing how few options to use it are there … maybe @Wes or someone else from Zwift could comment on that?
My wife kindly got me a sterzo as a surprise Xmas present. Looking on zwifthacks (using steering race filter) there now appears to be a decent number spread through the day. For example I count 16 for tomorrow (though far less today). I’ve done 2 races now for which zwift hacks said enabled and this proved correct
The races themselves were great fun and for me adds an extra dimension
So a cautious thumbs up from me currently. Be interesting to see how it develops. I read somewhere that post April 2021 other devices will be allowed by zwift to use steering functionality which may lead to a lot more people having access to, which in turn could really help to drive this area
Ok, maybe we can understand why it could/should be turned off for races, unless it’s a purpose-based race that is only for people with steering plates. That is, it could offer a competitive advantage I suppose.
But what is the rationale for turning off for group rides and workouts where there isn’t such a thing as a winner?
My thread asking the very same question:
I don’t understand why it’s not enabled in more rides…
Your comment prompted me to go back to
Zwift Hacks website and check what races coming up allow steering.
Interestingly this seems to have reverted back to just the ZHQ ones, whereas when I looked at this prior to the recent update (that included the kickr bike steering update) there were considerably more
This strikes me as very odd. It feels like something has changed on the Zwift side of the fence to remove all these races just at the point were a load more zwifters get to use it
With the current difficulty with Bluetooth, I’m going to revert to ANT+ until this is fixed. There’s really no point to having steering in free rides so…
See here: Why don't Group Ride and Workout leaders want Steering? for an explanation of what has changed
What’s not clear now, is whether anyone has bothered to ask Zwift about this, or whether someone’s working on fixing this? Or was it intentional and there’s no plan to reintroduce steering to any of the 98%+ of the events where it’s currently not allowed?
Shooj has updated the above linked thread. Essentially, event RIDE organizers need to contact HQ to get steering enabled. It is not in the organizers toolbox so they need to take a special step (or four) to get it set up. This, of course, makes ABSOLUTELY NO SENSE WHATSOEVER! Event organizers are already buried under a huge amount of overhead putting on Zwift events for FREE and just what they want is another wicket to run through for a very small minority of participants.
Great. Excellent planning ZHQ.
So seems like a few more rides have but still can be difficult / impossible to find one that works with my schedule
If Zwift has removed steering as a default, possibly it is thought to give an unfair advantage, I’d say
I’m not convinced this is the case when you have to work harder to stay in the draft and can get boxed in (as you can’t move through other riders when steering enabled)
Don’t understand the logic that steering is an unfair advantage BUT ZPOWER RIDERS ARE TOTALLY FINE.