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Zwift Pauses Their Ride

So remember how Zwift was working on their own hardware? Well, that’s not happening anymore. They’ve announced layoffs and a pause to the IRL Tron bike project. Bummer… Apparently the same slowdown that hit Wahoo is also impacting them. Probably bit of world returning to outside riding and general economic uncertainty. Zwift is calling this a “pause” rather than a halt, meaning however unlikely it seems, Zwift hasn’t ruled out one day…

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Cheap Wahoo Kickr Alert

PSA – this is the cheapest I’ve seen the big daddy V5 2020 Wahoo Kickr. Normally, I’d guess that they are clearing space for a 2022 model, since Wahoo is discounting too (but not at this level), but it’s a really strange time of year to launch a new trainer… Even if that is the case, $840 with free shipping for one of the best trainers available is still a slamming deal.…

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Zwift Update 1.22.1

There should be a rule about releasing updates on holidays, even kinda-fake ones like Valentine’s Day. This is mostly selfish, I would have worked way fewer New Years Eves over the years…  Anyway, on to the good stuff. TBH, I wasn’t expecting much, but there’s actually something useful in the “Improvements” section: you can now adjust workouts by +/- 25% (instead of 10%). This is huge for me because I use that…

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Zwift Game Update 1.21 Deprecates Pre-Windows 10 PCs

Zwift updates are pretty common, and generally very welcome. The latest one removes support for anything pre-Windows 10 on the PC side of things. Personally, I don’t see this as a bad thing, mostly because anything pre-Windows 10 isn’t supported from Microsoft either, so it’s a security landmine. It’s never awesome when something that was working before stops, for no reason besides progress. But, on the flip-side, keeping support for unsupportable things…

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TIL: Zwift Tron Bike Is The Fastest TT Bike

Given the outcome of some previous testing, I was beginning to suspect that the Zwift Concept (Tron) bike is the fastest TT bike, but I didn’t have the proof until today. This came as quite a surprise because the best available information seems to indicate the opposite. The biggest caveat is that I don’t have the fastest time trial wheels that Zwift has; haven’t made it to Level 42 yet. So I…

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Hallelujah! ZwiftHub is Saved!

While ZwiftHub isn’t a critical cycling utility, it certainly makes tracking achievements in Zwift so much easier. Like to the point, where I actually do it, instead YOLO’g every course selection. Thankfully, it has received a stay, and will be joining the ZwiftInsider family – which totally makes sense, as does Zwift throwing them a few $ to make the transition. Toby did some very fine work with ZwiftHub, and we knew…

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Zwift PC App HTTP 403 Error

I don’t generally use Zwift on my PC to ride the trainer, but that doesn’t mean I don’t use it. It’s the best (and only AFAIK) way to load custom workouts for Zwift on closed boxes like the Apple TV. Unfortunately, today when I tried to do exactly that, I received the error message above immediately upon launching Zwift. There a lot of troubling in that screenshot. First, HTTP 403 is an…

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RIP ZwiftHub

Having run several popular side projects as a software developer, I totally understand that it takes a toll in time, and money. But, I can’t help but think that this is a baby-with-the-bathwater moment. With those traffic numbers, this is the kind of thing that could easily pay for itself… First of all: Thank you to all the amazing individuals in the indoor cycling community who supported ZwiftHub. Thanks for sharing the…

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