Zwift alternatives: Who's giving the leader a run for its money?

Zwift alternatives
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When it comes to indoor cycling, Zwift is easily one of the most popular platforms in the world. Founded in 2014, the company has already garnered millions of users and interest from professional cycling teams and races around the world. Having been in the spotlight since its adolescence, the software that Zwift built was largely responsible for the rise in popularity of the best smart trainers, and as a result, it spurred a world of interest in virtual cycling.

While Zwift is the most popular indoor cycling app in the world, it is not the only one, and believe it or not, there are aspects of Zwift that some people do not enjoy. Whether it’s the gamified experience or the pixelated avatars, there are many cyclists who prefer to use one of the many Zwift alternatives. 

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Zach is a freelance writer, the head of ZNehr Coaching, and an elite-level rider in road, track, and e-racing. He writes about everything cycling-related, from buyer's guides to product reviews and feature articles to power analyses. After earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science at Marian University-Indianapolis, Zach discovered a passion for writing that soon turned into a full-fledged career. In between articles, Zach spends his time working with endurance athletes of all abilities and ages at ZNehr Coaching. After entering the sport at age 17, Zach went on to have a wonderful road racing career that included winning the 2017 Collegiate National Time Trial Championships and a 9th place finish at the 2019 US Pro National Time Trial Championships. Nowadays, Zach spends most of his ride time indoors with NeXT eSport.

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