Thank you for helping to test the Zwift beta! We’ve been getting some great data and feedback that’s helping us to figure out what to develop and prioritize. You’ve all been a huge help!
We know there’s been discussion about zPower, “fliers” (cyclists who - whether intentionally or not - use zPower incorrectly), and the effect this situation is having on the Zwift community - and we wanted to talk about where we’re at on this.
Our game industry veterans are very familiar with this kind of situation, and we’re working on a number of potential software-based solutions for making sure that everyone can enjoy a ride in Zwift. However, we are still in beta, and developing these solutions will take time. This is why we’re counting on you, the community, to step up now and beyond launch.
There are some Zwifters who are approaching the situation with a level-headed perspective, and this is what we want to encourage: give your fellow cyclists the benefit of the doubt and realize that most people doing this just don’t know their trainer isn’t set up right (or our virtual zPower curves aren’t 100% dialed in yet). If everyone works together to educate them, we can have a stronger, healthier, more inclusive community.
We’ve created a couple different articles explaining both how to set up your classic trainer and how to confirm that your zPower setup is accurate. Please share these articles and this message so that we can all work together and make Zwift the best it can be!
All of us here at Zwift want both a product and community where everyone can enjoy a ride and each other’s company at the same time. Thank you for helping make that vision a reality!