Zwift on a Track Bike

(Megan Bull) #1

Does anyone here use their Track Bike on Zwift. I am trying to workout how to set it up. Do I use the Rollers with power meters etc or is there an indoor trainer that is compatiable with a track bike?
I don’t have a road bike and I’m not interested in buying one on top of all the indoor gear, but I’m having trouble finding information on how to set myself up.
Any help/advice is greatly appreciate!

(Andre Hufschmid) #2

Well i don’t use a track bike but using the roller with a power meter seems the best solution to me. 

(Joe Daknis) #3

If you already have rollers and a power meter? There’s no reason not to use them. You’ll just need an ANT+ USB stick (and a USB extension cord is highly recommended, too) to pick up the signal from your power meter on a PC. 

If you are considering buying a new smart trainer for ERG workouts and/or hill simulation?The easiest thing would be a wheel-on trainer like the Wahoo Kickr Snap.  Trying to retrofit a fixed cog on a direct-drive trainer designed around a freehub sounds like a recipe for trouble (if it’s even possible at all) - because track frame spacing at the dropouts is narrower than road/cx/mtb frames. 



(Gerrie Delport) #4

I would not suggest getting a smart trainer, because you don’t have the option to select gears you will have to set the trainer difficulty to 0 which makes the trainer pointless. 


I would suggest as stated above a ANT+ dongle plus extension that is if you are using a PC/laptop 


a dumb trainer something that you can change the resistance with a leaver, you will use the leaver as if it is your gears.


But it sound like you have everything to get started, 


(Megan Bull) #5

Thank you all so much! Looks like it’s the rollers and power meter for me then.