I just noticed that weight is a field when I set up my profile. I was kind of surprised to see this.
One of the things that I was excited about Zwift for was that it would level the playing field a bit. In the real world it all comes down to watts per kilogram, us bigger guys never really have a chance unless the ride is downhill.
With the riders weight being a user submitted number I imagine only a handful of users are going to input the real figure. It just feels like something that would be included only to cause problems.
I can see the other side of the argument that might especially come from skinny guys who aren’t going to be the correct w/Kg reading if they weigh 130 and the default weight is 150, but I don’t really care, let them go climb hills in the real world.
Another aspect of actual weight that is problematic is for beginner riders. My wife has been trying out Zwift and when we put in her actual weight she was crawling up the hill so slowly she could barely keep the bike going. She found it very annoying and lost interest before she could finish the climb.
I think rider weight in Zwift is going to be one of the biggest problems facing the game when it goes live and ultimately prove more of hassle then its worth.