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    Quote Originally Posted by schred View Post
    Just finished a race on Zwift with new smart trainer, it went well, slight burning rubber smell but so be it. Compared to the fluid trainer it was punishing, grade goes to 14% up a hill and it's like slamming into a wall for a few km in the lowest gear. Sore legs tomorrow.

    As far as power output goes, this one is allegedly one of the more accurate meters (elite drivo) and generally it was on par/just below the virtual power of old z1 fluid trainer. I reckon you'll have a blast, do try Zwift though, at least the free trial week!
    I reckon it'll work out well for what she wants. The specs and reviews are all favorable. I reckon Zwift could be a go too although she is VERY competitive....

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    Then it's going to get a workout, and her ego might get checked as well. All sorts of riders in every race, legit Cat A, a number of pretenders even fraudsters through to legit Cat D & E punters having a go. And racing every hour so, sometimes less.
    Be careful with that, it was new once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schred View Post
    Then it's going to get a workout, and her ego might get checked as well. All sorts of riders in every race, legit Cat A, a number of pretenders even fraudsters through to legit Cat D & E punters having a go. And racing every hour so, sometimes less.
    She'll be in heaven. I'll be in the shed. How do you successfully use Zwift without a smart trainer or power meter though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by schred View Post
    through to legit Cat D & E punters having a go.
    I am not an animal !!
    Don't you point your fooking tentacle at me !

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    Quote Originally Posted by steve jobs' pancreas View Post
    I am not an animal !!
    Ha, might need to have a race to confirm that.

    Quote Originally Posted by DMan View Post
    She'll be in heaven. I'll be in the shed. How do you successfully use Zwift without a smart trainer or power meter though?
    Easy, as long as you have a cadence and wheelspeed sensor you are in business. Download Zwift to your computer (laptop preferably), and install Zwift app on mobile. Register and log in, then select "classic trainer" and it uses virtual power as I mentioned before. Pretty sure that trainer you bought is supported. Check out something like "titanium geek zwift" and look it up. It's a bit of a challenge at first connecting it all up; phone app detects the sensors and connects to Zwift online for your riding avatar ( on your laptop) to use. You'll get it, ping me if u have any questions. But don't leave it to 5mins before a race to connect, that always ends badly.
    Be careful with that, it was new once.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schred View Post
    Ha, might need to have a race to confirm that.



    Easy, as long as you have a cadence and wheelspeed sensor you are in business. Download Zwift to your computer (laptop preferably), and install Zwift app on mobile. Register and log in, then select "classic trainer" and it uses virtual power as I mentioned before. Pretty sure that trainer you bought is supported. Check out something like "titanium geek zwift" and look it up. It's a bit of a challenge at first connecting it all up; phone app detects the sensors and connects to Zwift online for your riding avatar ( on your laptop) to use. You'll get it, ping me if u have any questions. But don't leave it to 5mins before a race to connect, that always ends badly.
    Sweeeeeet! There might be a fight for the trainer yet!

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