Neo and Zwift

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ReinDB
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Neo and Zwift

Post by ReinDB » Tue Apr 05, 2016 10:59 am

Hi all

I like to use my neo as a fluid trainer, without external power input.
I am riding my zwift rides this way. In zwift i select only my powermeter (the neo unit) as power source.

Is this supported? Are there any downsides on doing it this way?

Thanks in advance!

Rein

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Re: Neo and Zwift

Post by roarmo1972 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 11:30 am

Select Neo as trainer type, then resistance can be controlled by Zwift so it matches the slope.

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Re: Neo and Zwift

Post by ReinDB » Tue Apr 05, 2016 4:21 pm

Hi

Many thanks for your reply.

I am aware that i can select the neo as a smart trainer. But then the game wil adjust the resistance.
I prefer (sometimes) to use the neo as a fluid trainer, for my cadence training and ... .
But when i do that, is the power output in zwift still correct?

Thanks

Rein

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Re: Neo and Zwift

Post by ms6073 » Tue Apr 05, 2016 5:55 pm

I think the answer to your question can be found by visiting the 'Getting Started' page on the Zwift website. From there, choose the 'Classic Trainer' option and select any of the 'fluid' trainers in the drop down list then follow the steps presented and that should help you get you setup for using your Neo as a Fluid trainer with Zwift. I am curious why the OP would choose to follow that route instead of using the new workout module which I think has slope based workouts where wattage will be a by-product of speed and cadence as you ascend the simulated slope?
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Re: Neo and Zwift

Post by ReinDB » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:12 am

Well, sometimes i prefer to ride on a steady cadence whitout shifting.
that's the only reason for me :)

Rein

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Re: Neo and Zwift

Post by Stewart G. » Mon May 23, 2016 2:50 pm

You can select your Neo as the power source but move the difficulty slider on the Zwift settings menu to 0% (left). This effectively flattens the course making your trainer perform like a 'dumb' one.

When doing workout mode the terrain has no effect on wattage, only the set workout will change watts.

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Re: Neo and Zwift

Post by ms6073 » Mon May 23, 2016 5:14 pm

ReinDB wrote:Well, sometimes i prefer to ride on a steady cadence whitout shifting.
So an 'ERG' mode workout where the trainer maintains set resistance, regardless of speed or cadence? If you have a tablet or Smartphone that is ANT+ compatible/capable, then you could download the Tacx Cycling app which affords Watt-Time and Slope-TIme workouts.
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Re: Neo and Zwift

Post by nolp » Wed May 25, 2016 9:19 am

I've tried it, and it works. It's like cycling with automatic gears.

It's obviously less realistic, and less fun, but there are a few advantages:
- If you have an iPhone, you can use that to connect the Neo via bluetooth, so you don't need a dongle.
- as Zwift doesn't control your Neo, you can use TTS or TrainerRoad simultanously.


ReinDB wrote:Well, sometimes i prefer to ride on a steady cadence whitout shifting.
that's the only reason for me :)

Rein

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