Zwift vs TrainerRoad: An indoor cycling head-to-head

Zwift vs trainerroad
(Image credit: Zwift / TrainerRoad)

We've come a long way since the times when cyclists would ride rollers while watching old race footage. In today's world, there's a range of indoor cycling covering a bit of casual spinning all the way up to elite-level racing. The technology underpinning this revolution isn't brand new but this year brought a wave of new users. There are numerous indoor cycling apps available, but today we're focussing on the two most well known, in our Zwift vs TrainerRoad head-to-head. 

Over the years, training has moved from pencils and notebooks to the digital sphere. New ways of applying the old systems of measuring performance have migrated into the digital world. At the same time, there has been a growing number of cyclists who are less motivated by training numbers but still want a way to ride indoors. 

Josh Ross

Josh hails from the Pacific Northwest of the United States but would prefer riding through the desert than the rain. He will happily talk for hours about the minutiae of cycling tech but also has an understanding that most people just want things to work. He is a road cyclist at heart and doesn't care much if those roads are paved, dirt, or digital. Although he rarely races, if you ask him to ride from sunrise to sunset the answer will be yes. Height: 5'9" Weight: 140 lb. Rides: Salsa Warbird, Cannondale CAAD9, Enve Melee, Look 795 Blade RS, Priority Continuum Onyx