Getting started on Zwift | Castelli

Getting started on Zwift | Castelli


If you’re just arriving to the world of indoor cycling, it may seem a little daunting: which type of trainer should I buy? Which accessories do I need? How does it all connect? What do I do on Zwift!? If you’re feeling a little overwhelmed, fear not, we’re here to help.

With many excellent Zwift resources on the web, there seems little point reinventing the wheel with another ‘how-to’ guide. So, instead, we’ve collated a list of top-notch articles to help you understand the gear you need, how to get set-up plus some next-level tips to enhance your Zwifting experience!

ZWIFT OFFICIAL
Of course, first port of call should be Zwift’s official getting started guide. Here you’ll find a bunch of articles covering equipment required, how to get set-up and what to do once you’re riding!

ZWIFT INSIDER
ZwiftInsider, authored by Eric Schlange, is a fantastic resource for the novice Zwifter right through to your seasoned ‘Zwift pro’. ZwiftInsider is constantly updated with new articles by Eric plus guest contributors, including getting started hints, course guides, racing tips, equipment tests and… pretty much anything you can think of in the Zwift world!

Here’s a list of ZwiftInsider articles to get you up to speed with minimal fuss:

VIDEO GUIDES
Shane Miller, aka GPLama, is one of YouTube’s prominent vloggers in the Zwift and cycling-tech world. Shane’s been a Zwifter since the (very!) early days and his YouTube channel is a goldmine of advice and ‘Swift Zwift Tips’.

Below we’ve collated a bunch of videos to help get you started, plus some nuggets to level-up your Zwift experience:

1. What is Zwift? Virtual Rides / Races/ Workouts / The Best of Indoor Cycling!…

2. Smart Trainer Buyers Guide: Wheel-On or Direct Drive?…

3. Simple Zwift Setups: Direct Drive Smart Trainer…

 

4. ZWIFT ON A BUDGET: Step by Step Setup // Indoor Cycling Explained…

5. Swift Zwift Tip: Connecting Your Account to Strava/Garmin Connect/etc…

6. Using Multiple Indoor Training Apps Simultaneously // TACX Neo…

7. Swift Zwift Tip: Heart Rate and Power Zone Graph…

8. ZWIFT: Power Zone Colors Explained…

9. Swift Zwift Tip: Smart Trainer Intensity Slider Explained…

10. Zwift Group Ride Etiquette // Bunch Riding Tips…

11. Creating Your Own Zwift Group Ride: Zwift Meetups…

12. Swift Zwift Tip: Getting into Zwift Workout Mode…

13. Indoor Cycling Smart Trainers: ERG Mode Explained…

14. Swift Zwift Tip: Loading Custom Workouts [Mac/PC]…

15. Swift Zwift Tip: How to Upload the Best Activity Screenshots…

16. Swift Zwift Tip: Companion App Multi-RideOn // Thumbderstorm! 👍🏼…

17. Zwift Companion App: In Game Messaging How To…

18. Swift Zwift Tip: Levelling Up and Unlocking New Equipment…



Let us know below if you have some great Zwift tips or resources to share!



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