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Old 12-04-20, 07:50 AM
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What do you buy at the Zwift bike shop?

One of the other things I like about Zwift that hasn't been mentioned in all these posts is the ability to build up your collection for sweat points! When I first started Zwifting I had default kit and Zwift carbon frame and couldn't wait to earn more. I used to do any group ride I could so I get cooler kits and then work harder to get that bike I would never be able to afford in real life ha ha.

I'm now level 24 (yeah, you would figure after riding for 3 years I would be higher than that) have 2,693,955 sweat points ride a Pinarello Dogma F8, with Zipp carbon wheel set and have a garage full of bikes and wheel sets

Life is good

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Old 12-04-20, 09:52 AM
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Wow thats dedication to a goal.
I selected a Ribble frame and some DT wheels since they are faster and lighter than the stock frame and wheels. Im still not leading packs.
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https://zwiftinsider.com/what-to-buy...h-zwift-level/

I've got a light frame, an all-rounder frame, an aero frame, an mtb, an aero tt bike, and a variety of wheelsets (plus the precursors that my current best in each category have outpaced). Until they change frame stats again (or add new, better frames), I have 2 road frames, 1 TT frame, and maybe a new MTB frame (I rarely use the ones I have, so I'm not sure I see the point) along with a bunch of wheelsets, that I'm working towards, but all those are number of levels off.

Cervelo S5 is next for me (already have the drops), but I just started level 24 and that's where there's a big jump in xp required to get to the next level, so it'll probably be a while (unless I start banging out the long route badges that I haven't gotten to yet).
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My current go-to bike is the Trek Madone with Zipp 808 wheels.
Got a Cervelo P5 (with 808 wheels) for doing long Z2 endurance rides on Tempus Fugit.
Specialized Tarmac Pro with Lightweight wheels for climbing, though usually only when I'm aiming for a PR, otherwise I'll ride whatever.
Also have a Trek Emonda, but according to Zwift Insider the Tarmac Pro is a tad bit faster on climbs.
Got the Zwift steel frame just for the heck of it, but seldom ride it.
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i still ride the default bike. i've got over 3 million of those drops. didn't know what they were until i googled it. i've no interest in upgrading any of the stuff aside from my neon pink kit. got that when i hit 20. i wear it loud and proud, easy to find myself in a crowd. now in real life...no way hose A.
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Old 12-04-20, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by spelger View Post
i still ride the default bike. i've got over 3 million of those drops. didn't know what they were until i googled it. i've no interest in upgrading any of the stuff aside from my neon pink kit. got that when i hit 20. i wear it loud and proud, easy to find myself in a crowd. now in real life...no way hose A.
That's a pretty good idea actually to wear something really bright on those group rides. Really difficult to do though when everyone is wearing the same kit though! The higher end gear is supposed to improve performance by making you lighter and more areo and hence, faster but I sure don't feel it when I'm climbing a 10% grade incline. I think I would need an eBike to help with that.
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I ride with the purple pride socks and a purple bike when doing Team Time Trials. It allows me to be told apart from the other guys (since we all have the same kit and 3 of us have the same hair/facial hair choices). Those with Trons choose different colors so we can all tell who is whom.
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Old 12-04-20, 06:11 PM
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Pretty much ride the Zwift Concept (Tron) bike for anything flat and rolling. Please to don't tell me how 'unrealistic' this bike is, don't care. I worked hard for it.
I got an in-game Specialized Allez Pro for climbing.
And a virtual Cervelo P5 for racing with whatever ENVE wheel set is best for the course.
Sometimes I take the Zwift Areo bike out because I got a special color scheme for it from some event, so it looks really cool.
I have over 4million drops, don't really know what other pretend game bikes or wheels to buy.
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I wear the long riders jersey, not too tempted to get anything else. I wish you could go shopping from the website. I think I went to the store once early on and haven't been back. Still on the first bike

yesterday I must have been passed by 100 riders wearing a green jersey. Pretty funny to see all of them together.
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Old 12-05-20, 02:08 PM
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I just started Zwifting, and I bought the DT Swiss wheels as soon as I could afford them, and I just earned enough “drops” to buy the Canyon Aeroad a couple days ago. I think I’m set for awhile (which is good, because my “drops” account is empty now).
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I was rolling on the stock bike until two days ago. Now I have an Emonda and a full Wahoo billboard of clothing. Fresh shades and tall socks. Doesn't feel any faster, cooler, easier or fun, but the pain is still being doled out the same old way.
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I was rolling on the stock bike until two days ago. Now I have an Emonda and a full Wahoo billboard of clothing. Fresh shades and tall socks. Doesn't feel any faster, cooler, easier or fun, but the pain is still being doled out the same old way.
How did you get an Emonda, finishing the climbing challenge?
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Originally Posted by sarhog View Post
How did you get an Emonda, finishing the climbing challenge?
I'm not entirely sure what I did to earn the right to pretend to ride it, but it's really slow on gravel sections. It climbs about the same as the Zwift Carbon bike, it doesn't seem any faster than I normally ride. But it's a different color. And it has rim brakes. Nasty! Who rides rim brakes???
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If I ever bother to look at the shop, I'm going to get the classic bike. Although I'm happy enough with the stock bike.
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How did you get an Emonda, finishing the climbing challenge?
It's one of the prizes you can randomly get for reaching the top of Alpe du Zwift.
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Old 12-07-20, 07:09 AM
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It's one of the prizes you can randomly get for reaching the top of Alpe du Zwift.
If you are doing the Everest Challenge for the Tron you get the TREK when you complete the first 29,000 (plus a few) feet. The spinner at the top of the Alpe awards a helmet or gloves or the Millies or XPs depending on if you already have the helmet, gloves or the wheels..
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Originally Posted by atwl77 View Post
It's one of the prizes you can randomly get for reaching the top of Alpe du Zwift.
That’s not correct. There’s a wheel set, a helmet, and gloves (and XP) on the top of AdZ. No bikes.
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Originally Posted by Thomas15 View Post
If you are doing the Everest Challenge for the Tron you get the TREK when you complete the first 29,000 (plus a few) feet. The spinner at the top of the Alpe awards a helmet or gloves or the Millies or XPs depending on if you already have the helmet, gloves or the wheels..
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Thatís not correct. Thereís a wheel set, a helmet, and gloves (and XP) on the top of AdZ. No bikes.
I stand corrected - it's been a while since I got that bike; I mainly remember seeing a bike on the spinning wheel whenever I ascend Alpe du Zwift.
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I stand corrected - it's been a while since I got that bike; I mainly remember seeing a bike on the spinning wheel whenever I ascend Alpe du Zwift.
It is strange that if the spinner lands on the bike you get the wheels.

On some of the Zwift related facebooks it is always an interesting reaction when new riders get the TREK thinking that they are getting the TRON at the 29,000 foot mark when they go from 100% to I think 22%.
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For most general riding I use the Zwift Z1 Tron in light blue, which is slower than pink but I like the blue.
My climbing bike is a Specialized Tarmac Pro with Lightweight Meilenstein wheels and my "race" (LOL) bike is a Specialized Venge S-Works with ENVE SES 8.9 wheelset.

Sometimes I use a Canyon Aeroad frame with the millies for climbing. I have a bunch of purchased frames and wheels and won a few but I seem to use only the the three mentioned above. I've got 5.2 million drops to spend but nothing that I really want to spend them on just yet.

For kit, in free riding i use the century kit, for group rides or races (LOL) I use Team TT1 (Type 1 Diabetes). I like to use either the Zwift ball cap or the Newsey cap, a pair of blue poka dot socks, Mavic shoes and the KOM gloves from the Alpe spinner.

I almost purchased the ZIPP 808/Super 9 wheels this past weekend but decided to hold off for now because I doubt they will help me in a flat race (LOL).

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Just like IRL, getting the super bike still leaves me off the back, just 20 seconds less so.

Not sure how to get the Tron bike, but I'll check into it. Now at level 19 I think.
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Just like IRL, getting the super bike still leaves me off the back, just 20 seconds less so.

Not sure how to get the Tron bike, but I'll check into it. Now at level 19 I think.
Well it's not easy to get a Tron bike as you have to do the Mt. Everest challenge and then I think climb over 41 000 meters. That just sounds so painful
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Not sure how to get the Tron bike, but I'll check into it. Now at level 19 I think.
Easy peasy. You just have to complete 50,000 meters of climbing during the climbing challenge.
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I'm level 50 and have 19 million drops, I'm basically the king of zwift (which is funny because all my workouts are done using trainerroad, zwift just receives power data). I ride an s-works venge in game, I think, but if I wanted to be closer to reality I would just get the Allez. I have the tron bike and have never used it lol
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Easy peasy. You just have to complete 50,000 meters of climbing during the climbing challenge.
last week i finished this challenge but i still do not know how to get the tron bike. do you know where it is accessed?
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