Zwiftcast – Episode 9: Eurobike

September 5, 2016

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Simon, Shane and special guest D C Rainmaker are at the biggest bike show in the world.

These are exciting times for indoor riders and the excitement is reflected at Eurobike, where trainer manufacturers are showing their wares for the coming indoor season.

D C Rainmaker, otherwise known as Ray Maker, makes a special guest appearance to discuss all the news with Simon and Shane, and concludes:”There has never been a better time to buy a Smart Trainer”

The Zwiftcast tours the gigantic show, stopping for interviews with Tacx, whose Flux Smart Trainer was a show stealer; Wahoo, who launched the new Kickr;  Elite, whose new Drivo is claimed to be the most accurate Smart Trainer in the world, and Cycle Ops, whose Hammer and Magnus are also promising great things.

The Zwiftcast trio discuss how trainer manufacturers have responded to the new indoor riding  world Zwift has helped create and how Zwift itself may cope with competitors in the market.

We also discuss the trend for manufacturers to announce new product earlier and earlier – but struggle to deliver trainers to meet the demand at the start of the season.

Shane and Ray also give their verdict on the most impressive thing they saw at the show.



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2 comments on “Zwiftcast – Episode 9: Eurobike

  1. Peter Fleming Sep 9, 2016

    Dear Mr Saris, if you put another power meter of known accuracy on your trainer and your trainer’s power reads different, then your trainer is NOT accurate. End of story. It seems trainer and power meter companies can throw out all manner of claims of accuracy, yet with only a few exceptions, when pinned down can rarely back it up with any verifiable data. A Watt is a quantified unit of power that has been defined more than a hundred years ago, it is not a catch-phrase of some bozo in a marketing department! If companies want to continue to market their products as being accurate to a specific percentage (2% for example) then that trainer/power meter can either measure that power to that level of accuracy, or it cannot. I would like to see some of the companies held accountable to their claimed accuracies, and how they may stand up to real world conditions.

  2. Ramon Sep 12, 2016

    Love the new format of the podcast, grupetto! Great mix of views, styles and technical knowledge. Full gas! © 2017