What is the experience like on Zwift forvthose on dumb trainers ?
I've tried Zwift on a Wahoo but Ihave Tacx Blue Motion trainer ?
Like the poster above, I also did Zwift on a fluid trainer for a while. It's enough to keep you engaged on shorter workouts.
Now, experience not necessarily being worth it? I think it boils down to how nice a smart trainer you can afford. If it is one with good flywheel or virtual flywheel weight and responds quickly and accurately...........oh yeah it is worth it.
I got tired of with the dumb trainer not really being able to do group stuff and feel the draft effect. I'd just keep hitting it and bouncing fore-aft off the front person or few. Now with smart trainer, I can actually sit-in and stuff.
Also, even on a trainer with modest max % grade, it's a lot more fun to climb with a constantly changing resistance making your body be more dynamic to adapt to the changes in cadence, gearing, out of saddle, etc.....
My next upgrade will be a DIY rocker plate to make more than 90min physically less demanding on my rear end. If I fix that, I could see doing 2 and 3 hr rides indoors.
On the fluid? Never, Zwift or not, would I ride a fluid more than like 45min.
I also briefly had a wheel-on trainer in the Kickr Snap, but killed it in two rides. It was a refurb unit of the "bad years". Now on a new serial # batch Core direct drive, and that thing feels great even compared to the Snap. The Snap was good. But still, the direct drive is amazing. DCRainmaker says this also. That the direct drive just makes the experience.
I didn't want to fart around either with having to swap a trainer wheel around from road/TT bike all the time.
Also, the fluid caused issues because I own one power meter my road/TT bike share. Got tired of swapping it.