Serious Zwifting requires some sort of platform for storing things like your keyboard, mouse, phone, iPad, TV remote, towels, laptop… the list goes on! I run Zwift from a PC into a TV, so at a minimum I need my keyboard, mouse, and phone within easy reach.
For three years I’ve used a music stand for this purpose, which does a passable job. It can be wobbly, though, and it doesn’t provide much space. Like many Zwifters I had lusted after the Wahoo desk for while, but just couldn’t pull the trigger on a $250+ table. I wanted something larger and sturdier, but I didn’t want it that bad!
In reading Amazon comments on the Wahoo desk several weeks ago I discovered a lower-priced alternative: the Conquer desk. Priced at $149 (compare to Wahoo’s $249), the Conquer desk is nearly identical to Wahoo’s except it’s got Zwifty orange accents and costs $100 less! I ordered mine, it arrived 3 days later, and I’ve been using it ever since.
- Height adjustable from 35″ to 47″
- Fits nicely around your front wheel so the table is within reach while riding
- Easily portable with locking wheels for easy movement and stability once in position
- Well-designed 14″x28″ desktop has a non slip surface, two cupholders, a tablet/phone stand and channels for cables
- Steel frame for strength and durability
- Priced at $149, ships free from Amazon
Unpacking and assembling the table takes 10-15 minutes, and the desk ships with the only tools you need.
The desk is almost entirely made of hi-tensile steel, with the exception being the plastic desktop. Even the desktop has a steel frame, though, so it can hold plenty of weight!
Conquer Equipment is based in Florida and makes other cycling and fitness-related equipment including bike trainers, repair stands, adjustable desks and various types of home gym equipment.
There’s really nothing more than needs to be said: if you’re looking for a Zwift station desk, the Conquer desk deserves a look!
UPDATE: astute Zwift shopper Trey Gruel pointed me to the RAD Cycle Products portable fitness desk on Amazon, which appears to be exactly the same as the Conquer desk, but with blue instead of orange accents. Current price is $117.56 with Prime shipping, so a significant savings over the Conquer desk, at least for now! (Both the Conquer and RAD desks have seen recent price increases in the $20 range.)