Zwift Resource Megathread - November 2022 🗺

Hey all!

This thread is meant to capture links to interesting and useful Zwift-related resources. There’s a forum-imposed, 30-day time-limit for editing posts so my intent is to start a new thread at the beginning of each month, with the hopes forum staff will pin it.

The original thread that started it all: Links to Zwift Resources :world_map:


READ THESE FIRST

Maps, Routes, Worlds

Events, Challenges, Missions

Podcasts & Media

Clubs

Adaptive Athletes

  • Amputee, Disability, Under 1 w/kg group rides out there? - discussion on low-W/kg rides for adaptive athletes. IMPORTANT: there were replies by the NPE-CABLE team as well as the developer of the PainSled and RowedBiker apps on how to use that technology (see the “Software & Technology” section) to apply a wattage correction factor for adaptive athletes.
  • Introducing the Zwift Handcycle [2022]
  • Events - using the “Search” box on ZwiftHacks Events list, try “adaptive” or “handcycle”. You’ll come up with regular events catering to adaptive athletes, often with “keep together” (aka “rubberbanding”) enabled so that everyone can ride together.
  • Para-Zwift Cycling Community - private Facebook group with information on connecting paracycles to smart trainers.

Workouts, Training & Racing

Software & Technology

  • Zwift on PC: The Ultimate Guide to Running Zwift at Its Very Best | Zwift Insider - written by the forum’s own @Dave_ZPCMR with input from the author of Zwiftalizer, a guide to building a Zwift PC to minimize cost and maximize graphic detail and performance. In some regions (UK, USA) you can build a PC on the cheap that runs Zwift beautifully. In other regions, a refurb iPad or AppleTV may offer the best value.
  • https://refurb-tracker.com/ - if you want to go down the Apple iPad or AppleTV 4k route, Refurb Tracker can be used to create alerts when devices go back in stock on Apple’s online store. There’s little reason to buy on the used market as Apple’s prices often undercut used, the devices have been professionally refurbished and come with warranties.
  • https://www.zwiftalizer.com/ - analyze your system, GPU performance, network, bluetooth, ant+ dropouts, etc.
  • Borderless Gaming - Optional, for running Zwift on PC full-screen with fewer limitations than Windows defaults. (more info here)
  • RowedBiker and PainSled iOS & Android - apps that can bridge rowing machines into Zwift (converts rowing data to appear like a bike power sensor)
  • The "RoadCaptain” add-on available on GitHub - A clever bit of code you can run overtop (underneath?) Zwift on PC that enables you to auto-navigate. (also linked in “Maps, Routes, Worlds” section)
  • qDomyos-Zwift app for Android and iOS - another bridging app that can connect with a variety of non-standard exercise equipment (elliptical machines, exercise bikes, treadmills) and send the data to Zwift
  • Zwift Activity Monitor - GitHub - Allows Zwift users to monitor their moving average power and FTP in real-time
  • Sauce for Zwift - a data/stats-overlay add-on for Zwift on PC. (requires monthly Patreon subscription; discussion thread here )
  • NPE-CABLE pod - Converts/binds ANT+ sensors to a single BLE signal - great for dealing with AppleTV limitations. It can also be used to convert a RowERG power source to cycling, allowing Concept2 rowers to “Zwift”. Sadly, the global chip shortage has resulted in the NPE-CABLE being unavailable for purchase for some time.
  • 4iiii Viiiiva HRM & sensor bridge - More than just a chest strap HR monitor, 4iiii “Viiiiva” HRM acts as an ANT+ to BLE sensor bridge, much like the NPE-CABLE. There is one minor limitation versus the NPE-CABLE: it won’t alter a signal such that, say, someone on a rowing machine could trick Zwift into thinking they’re on a bike.

Hardware - Bicycles, Trainers, Misc.


Know of any I missed? Is there a better way to categorize what we’ve got? Hit reply and let me know!

Thanks for pinning this @Gerrie_Delport_ODZ ! :sunglasses:

Change-log over final version of October Megathread:

  • Minor wording change describing the “ZwiftHacks Events” link. (AFAIK, it is the tool for any kind of serious search of Zwift Events);
  • Added link to Zwift.com’s official Events page.
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Added a link to the official Zwift Support knowledge-base.

Added links to Zwift’s official troubleshooting guides and knowledgebase.

December Megathread is now available here: Zwift Resource Megathread - December 2022 🗺

Could I respectfully request @shooj or @Gerrie_Delport_ODZ unpin this November thread and pin the new one for December? :slight_smile:

Ridiculous how you have to keep recreating this, surely it’s just an editing timeout setting in the forum software.

Interestingly, I can still edit the first post in this thread, but it’s possible it’s a 31 day limit and November had 30 days sooo…

Let’s see what happens tomorrow! EDIT - Yup, Day 31 is lock day - I can’t edit the first post anymore so off to the December thread we go, with thanks to @Gerrie_Delport_ODZ for pinning it. :slight_smile:

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