Zwift launches Zwift Ride, a budget-friendly smart bike like no other

A cyclists rides the Zwift Ride smart bike in a living room
(Image credit: Zwift)

The indoor cycling software specialist, Zwift, has had a tumultuous relationship with hardware over the past two years, but its latest product is a smart idea that could disrupt the industry and create an all-new category of product. 

Called the Zwift Ride, it simply takes an existing smart trainer – namely the Wahoo Kickr Core Zwift One – and provides the rest of the equation: the bike. Everything from the handlebars and the frame, via the seatpost and saddle, to the cranks and drivetrain are supplied, taking the intelligence offered in the best smart trainers and turning them into a smart home exercise bike. 

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Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton. He has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. 

On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years. He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.