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02-17-18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 475
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Posted By jmX

Thanks for the update TrojanHorse. What...

Thanks for the update TrojanHorse. What barricades are you talking about that will be going up? They are going to block the trail off during the cleanup operation?

Thinking about commuting...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-17, 03:13 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 20,998
Posted By jmX

I've seen those seemingly cause issues. It's...

I've seen those seemingly cause issues. It's best to get a cheap $5 USB extension cable off amazon and just put the dongle near the kickr. Also if you're on a mac you can just use the built in...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-17, 03:09 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 20,998
Posted By jmX

I snuck out a very early version of running in...

I snuck out a very early version of running in the iOS app you can get in the App Store. If you have a footpod you can give it a try using a hidden "easter egg" to unlock it. A user group called...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-06-17, 02:46 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 20,998
Posted By jmX

I use ERG mode on a KICKR constantly and I think...

I use ERG mode on a KICKR constantly and I think there's just a bit of a learning curve to it. The way to think about it is via cadence. Just try and keep cadence at 90 the whole time. Prepare...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-17, 09:22 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 20,998
Posted By jmX

1) Cloud sync of user created training plans is...

1) Cloud sync of user created training plans is coming in 2017, but what you're wanting to do is something maybe 1 in 200 users will do, so it doesn't exist yet. For now you can just copy the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-17, 09:17 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 20,998
Posted By jmX

Hey there, we have a full support team to help...

Hey there, we have a full support team to help you though any issues you might have. Not sure what the policy is of me sharing the link, but if you go to the Zwift website and click on support you...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-17, 09:12 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 20,998
Posted By jmX

There is one *world* active at a time, but there...

There is one *world* active at a time, but there are many routes and roads to choose from on Watopia and London. Richmond is a bit sparse as its a copy of the UCI worlds course. Watopia, in fact, is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-04-17, 09:03 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 20,998
Posted By jmX

Yeah I still lurk here. SlowTwitch gave me more...

Yeah I still lurk here. SlowTwitch gave me more love than BF (I think the Tri guys are more into tech stuff) so they got the mention. Truth be told I posted it both on Bike Forums and Slowtwitch on...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-20-16, 02:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,153
Posted By jmX

Wow that sounds pretty odd. At ZwiftHQ we have...

Wow that sounds pretty odd. At ZwiftHQ we have maybe 20 machines (most just used for testing to make sure we didn't break something HW related) with win7, win8, win10. I can't say we've ever seen...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-16, 07:26 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 36,287
Posted By jmX

Sounds like maybe vsync is enabled on your...

Sounds like maybe vsync is enabled on your machine - I use a more modern feature to manage vsync on NVIDIA graphics cards, but I'm actually not sure if a 630M has that. Are you on recent drivers? ...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-16, 03:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,943
Posted By jmX

Also I didn't see it mentioned here but we...

Also I didn't see it mentioned here but we actually have a "My First Century" training plan in Zwift. You don't have to do it all on Zwift - feel free to take any of the days outside (especially...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-16, 03:47 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 36,287
Posted By jmX

You're exactly right - it may confuse people. ...

You're exactly right - it may confuse people. It's a tricky thing. I've made games for Xbox/playstation/gamecube/wii/n64/PC etc for 15 years and the audience for those games was gamers and so we...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-19-16, 05:54 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 36,287
Posted By jmX

The Nvidia 610M is even worse than the old...

The Nvidia 610M is even worse than the old integrated Intel 4000 and I admit Zwift doesn't run that nicely on it, but I specifically bias our game engine to have more stuff on screen vs higher...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-16-16, 03:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,943
Posted By jmX

Sorry to spoil the sarcasm party. I've been...

Sorry to spoil the sarcasm party. I've been around long enough on the 41 to know generally how things go, but I feel like there's real training going on and some of it is amazing as people have a...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-10-16, 09:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 7,764
Posted By jmX

What smart trainer do you have? Some take 8 or 9...

What smart trainer do you have? Some take 8 or 9 seconds to adjust, some take 1 or 2. It's down to whatever they programmed into the firmware of the unit. Computrainer hits the hardest - is that...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-16, 10:24 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 36,287
Posted By jmX

On a 710m Zwift runs about 18fps. The difference...

On a 710m Zwift runs about 18fps. The difference between Zwift and a racing game is that we're rendering "soft skinned" models for the humans and blue guys - up to 100 on screen at once. A rigid...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-17-16, 10:01 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 36,287
Posted By jmX

What trainer do you have? If it's magnetic -...

What trainer do you have? If it's magnetic - every trainer is different and you may just need to change the magnetic setting.

As for the graphics, I'd guess it'd run about 10 frames per...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-16, 02:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,131
Posted By jmX

As mentioned above, with rollers its hard to get...

As mentioned above, with rollers its hard to get a good experience as they don't have a nice resistance profile Zwift can use to calculate watts. Watts are what move your avatar in Zwift. There is...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-15-16, 02:23 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,370
Posted By jmX

I ended up taking my riding indoors when it made...

I ended up taking my riding indoors when it made sense - and when I found that sucked I wrote some 3d cycling software to ride to to make it less sucky.

I'd feel real guilty working 50-60 hour...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-16, 11:39 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 36,287
Posted By jmX

Do you have an iPhone? Right now our bluetooth...

Do you have an iPhone? Right now our bluetooth support is only via iPhone, which then forwards to your computer. The android version is only a week or two away hopefully, but at this moment the IOS...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-11-16, 11:37 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 36,287
Posted By jmX

We're a small team here so we do really like...

We're a small team here so we do really like hearing stuff like this (of course, as well as hearing the suggestions from less happy folks). Thanks!
01-05-16, 08:29 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,211
Posted By jmX

In fact I joined BikeForums to figure out what my...

In fact I joined BikeForums to figure out what my first bicycle I should buy would be. I got a Trek FX hybrid based on info I discovered here. Since then things have only gotten worse for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-03-16, 04:46 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 36,287
Posted By jmX

While you're at it, order or buy a 6 foot USB...

While you're at it, order or buy a 6 foot USB extension cable for the dongle. It'll make things a lot nicer as you'll avoid missing some of the data packets. Some of those speed sensors are pretty...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-30-15, 08:09 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 36,287
Posted By jmX

If you have a phone video of that you could pm me...

If you have a phone video of that you could pm me that'd be great...I'm curious where you're seeing it. I'd look up your hardware spec in our customer service database but I'm not sure what your...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-15, 12:25 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 36,287
Posted By jmX

That'll work, but make sure you get a USB...

That'll work, but make sure you get a USB extension cable to get that ant+ dongle out by the bike. ANT+ signals are weak and indoors are much worse for wireless then outside.
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Forum: Road Cycling
12-20-15, 11:36 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 36,287
Posted By jmX

All you need is an ANT+ dongle and speed sensor...

All you need is an ANT+ dongle and speed sensor if you have a supported trainer. No Garmin computer needed.

Or, if you have an iPhone you could you get a speed sensor that supports Bluetooth you...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-15, 03:17 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 36,287
Posted By jmX

You can calibrate with the in-ride app in the...

You can calibrate with the in-ride app in the meantime. The calibration is stored in the sensor according to Kinetic so it'll work fine once you fire up Zwift.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-15, 02:48 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 22,372
Posted By jmX

So the power numbers are in the ballpark...when...

So the power numbers are in the ballpark...when you say Zwift has you going 5mph, you're talking about on a flat road right? Zwift will show you going slow up the virtual hills of course.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-15, 04:50 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 22,372
Posted By jmX

At Zwift we're mostly trying to simply make sure...

At Zwift we're mostly trying to simply make sure the performances we see are humanly possible. Those that are 'flagged' are people performing better than the pros. I think if there are ever to be...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-16-15, 04:44 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 22,372
Posted By jmX

What speed sensor are you using? Fluid2 is a...

What speed sensor are you using? Fluid2 is a pretty decent trainer with a nicely calibrated curve. What kind of power numbers do you see in Zwift? Make sure you didn't set your weight to...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-15, 08:19 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 36,287
Posted By jmX

Wow, yeah, 101C is not good. Maybe try raising...

Wow, yeah, 101C is not good. Maybe try raising the laptop up off the surface it sits on a bit so air can flow underneath? Almost seems like the fan vents could be clogged with dust a bit at that...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-15, 02:17 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 36,287
Posted By jmX

We should have an android version with bluetooth...

We should have an android version with bluetooth (BETA) support out in the next 14 days. Could be sooner.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-29-15, 02:16 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 36,287
Posted By jmX

Macs in general are not built for gaming as they...

Macs in general are not built for gaming as they almost always have sub-standard graphics chips and sub-par cooling, however we do our best to make sure Zwift runs and is usable. In fact I developed...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-28-15, 01:25 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 36,287
Posted By jmX

There are several hundred using that exact combo...

There are several hundred using that exact combo on Zwift. Should be good to go.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-15, 12:19 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 36,287
Posted By jmX

I can't say at the moment, but there are $359...

I can't say at the moment, but there are $359 computers that have 10x the performance of an iPad and run on a screen larger than a sheet of paper: ...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-22-15, 12:16 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 36,287
Posted By jmX

Well, it's a whole new chunk of road. Not so...

Well, it's a whole new chunk of road. Not so much of an "out" as an option. It'll be great for those doing workouts, or just want variety.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-15, 10:16 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 36,287
Posted By jmX

Great to hear - 80mi a week on a trainer is the...

Great to hear - 80mi a week on a trainer is the real deal! BTW we're adding intersections and additional roads so you'll be able to bypass the watopia climb soon if you want. Richmond's Libby hill...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-15, 10:13 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 36,287
Posted By jmX

The android version should add bluetooth support...

The android version should add bluetooth support very soon. I know it works at Zwift HQ but I don't think we've released it yet. But otherwise, yeah...dongle and sensor.
Forum: Road Cycling
11-21-15, 10:43 AM
Replies: 310
Views: 36,287
Posted By jmX

Jet fluid pro is on the supported list. You'll...

Jet fluid pro is on the supported list. You'll just need a speed sensor to put on your bike if you don't have one already. They make ones that broadcast ANT+ or bluetooth. If you have an IOS phone...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-15, 01:51 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 36,287
Posted By jmX

What trainer do you have? We have a copy of...

What trainer do you have? We have a copy of every trainer we support and we ride them all with a powertap and a speed sensor to make sure we get reasonable readings. If you were hundreds of watts...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-20-15, 01:49 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 36,287
Posted By jmX

If you have an IOS device it will act as a...

If you have an IOS device it will act as a bluetooth bridge to Zwift if you download the Zwift Mobile Link app. At that point you could ride without a dongle, however, our bluetooth support is still...
11-11-15, 05:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,695
Posted By jmX

Last I heard printed books still outsold e-books...

Last I heard printed books still outsold e-books 3:1 in the USA, and in every poll I've seen most people actually prefer printed books vs e-books. I have enough screen time in my life, books are a...
11-11-15, 12:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,695
Posted By jmX

Our neighborhood is on the SART and we all had...

Our neighborhood is on the SART and we all had fliers on our doors a few weeks back about this. Apparently there's some big meeting everybody is invited to so that we can "pull together" and make...
11-07-15, 11:35 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,814
Posted By jmX

I signed on after quite a hiatus from the site (a...

I signed on after quite a hiatus from the site (a year?) and I agree....it's stale in here! No Beanz? No rides? I didn't even see Calamari Chris stirring the pot. I barely have time to ride these...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-15, 10:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,773
Posted By jmX

This is the original Fluid from 10 years ago? We...

This is the original Fluid from 10 years ago? We support all the current Cycleops trainers as far as I know. Do you have a pic of what it looks like?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-15, 03:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,773
Posted By jmX

I've got about 40 different trainers due to work...

I've got about 40 different trainers due to work and while there are a few really outstanding ones the Kurt Kinetic Road Machine and Cycleops Fluid 2 always seem to float to the top of the pile. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-04-15, 03:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,773
Posted By jmX

What trainer do you have?

What trainer do you have?
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-15, 09:49 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 36,287
Posted By jmX

Once the ride starts exactly 0 key presses are...

Once the ride starts exactly 0 key presses are needed. Plenty of people use rollers on Zwift.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-15, 02:59 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 36,287
Posted By jmX

Guess what showed back up in this mornings...

Guess what showed back up in this mornings update? I didn't have time to put all the markers in for last weeks update, but they were in the day after and that update has now gone live.

Also a...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-28-15, 12:47 PM
Replies: 310
Views: 36,287
Posted By jmX

Yes, you rack up miles on Zwift. They won't...

Yes, you rack up miles on Zwift. They won't count towards strava challenges soon to keep some people from getting their undies in a wad, but they certainly should count towards riders totals. For...
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