Let’s face it, Zwift has been complacent in recent years, then along came the challengers, mainly Wahoo RGT and the innovators, mainly CADEsport, and now the dissatisfied Zwift racers are being looked after. This time it’s INDIE VELO and the people behind it are players from the Zwift racing community.
Zwift is responding of course, but remember that it is the competitors that are driving Zwift from its complacency, if you don’t support the competitors, Zwift will not be forced to respond. We would call it healthy competition, but it is also true that Zwift has an unhealthy share of the market. Support the challengers and you’ll get better products across the board!
IndieVelo looks good, read on:
Naturally, all of the start ups have a lot of catching up to do, but each has its own particular focus and INDIE VELO aims to be a much ‘safer’ and ‘fairer’ racing platform with checks and balances that Zwift simply doesn’t have … fairer racing is the current USP. But it’s other aspects that have impressed us, it works smoothly and robustly, seems to load quickly and, we think, actually has a lot going for it for non-racers too, especially when it adds more features. Unlike CADEsport and WahooRGT the routes are interconnected so that you can carry on riding onto other parts of the IndieVelo virtual world. In fact, like Zwift, it is based on an island and a lot of the way the functionality and info is laid out is similar to Zwift. Anyone transferring from Zwift will find it easy to use, but we think it is also naturally intuitive for anyone from any platform. It will develop over time of course, so there will be lots more features added. Meanwhile, a standout feature for us, that is already there, is the kit configuration tool … we managed to make a plain kit look like a West London VR kit (without the logos) … how cool is that? Oh, and did we mention that it has a wind factor added in to the ride? Why not try the Beta Testing version for free now? Don’t take our word for it, try it, this is a platform with great potential, let the journey begin!
WATCH OUR ‘FIRST LOOK’ VIDEO HERE:
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Paying subscribers in the team can also get the West London VR Official Kit
Or you can configure a close approximation to the West London VR kit for free in the brilliant kit choices feature!