How to Unlock the Tron bike in Zwift

How to Unlock the Tron bike in Zwift

The Tron bike (named the “Zwift Concept Z1” in game) is definitely the coolest ride in Zwift (and one of the fastest). How do you get it? Three simple (but not easy) steps:

  1. Select the “Climb Mt. Everest” challenge in Zwift, and start climbing.
  2. At the top of Mt Everest (8,850m) keep going!
  3. Climb 41,150 additional meters and you will unlock the coveted “Concept Z1” (aka “the Tron bike”)

Once you’ve unlocked your Tron, see if you can dial in a nice multicolored light scheme >

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Eric Schlange

Eric runs Zwift Insider in his spare time when he isn't on the bike or managing various business interests. He lives in Northern California with his beautiful wife, two kids and dog. Follow on Strava

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Green Dog
Green Dog
1 year ago

I’m afraid I still don’t understand. Climbing Everest is a prerequisite? 50,000 m of climb isn’t sufficient by itself? Is it necessary to do the additional 50,000 meters on the Everest climb, or is just your climbing meters once you’ve completed Everest? Thanks for the details.

47 Rusty
47 Rusty (@47rusty)
1 year ago
Reply to  Green Dog

Choosing the Everest climb as your challenge is a prerequisite. Climbing Everest is the first 8,850 meters of your required 50,000 meters. So, yes, climbing Everest is a prerequisite, and then “climb 41,150 additional meters”.

Steph
Steph
6 months ago
Reply to  Green Dog

Can it be done a dumb trainer? I’m doing it on a dumb trainer and it’s accepting my rides and elevation. I’m halfway..but I wonder, if it will actually unlock the bike for me as I’m not on a smart trainer. I’ll be so disappointed if i don’t get it. Any idea?

Martin Faucher
Martin Faucher
1 year ago

Seems that what I climb in races or events does not always get added to my total climb towards the 50000 m Tron bike. Any reason why?

Anne
Anne (@anne-lenferink)
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Does the challenge take already climbed meters into account retroactively?

Dennis Davidson
Dennis Davidson
1 year ago

So I have to Everest all in one ride, then climb the additionally required meters in the same ride? Seems impossible yet I see Tron bikes everywhere

Glen
Glen
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Sorry to be so dense. I understand that the Everest ride and the additional 41,000+ do NOT have to take place at the same time. BUT… do you have to the Everest portion all at once, or can you pedal part of Everest and come back to it later. Thanks.

Martin
Martin
1 year ago
Reply to  Glen

None of the parts have to be at once. It’s all cumulative.

Mike
Mike
1 month ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

ADZ is about 1000m. A strong ADZ climb would be about an hour, so we are talking about 50 hours of hard climbing. That isn’t even taking into account the time it takes to go back down the mountain between climbs. So the only way to do it in “one ride” would be to leave the game running for days or weeks. If you get off the trainer without quitting the game and come back 12 hours later to keep riding, the game might call that one ride, but I don’t. I call shenanigans.

Amy Kaufman
Amy Kaufman
1 year ago

Purchased a bike never got it.

Stack
Stack
1 year ago

After you finish Mt Everest and are continuing to climb towards 50k meters, do you need to leave it on Mt Everest or can you change to a different challenge and still be climbing towards tron bike?

Johannes Joubert
Johannes Joubert
1 year ago

Hi. I would like to know when will my Zwift Tron bike be available as I’ve done the total climbing and distance to unlock the Tron bike

Steve Hammatt
Steve Hammatt
1 year ago

YouTube link at the bottom doesn’t work any more.

Tim
Tim
6 months ago

I have earned the trim bike but for some reason I can’t get it to glow again after switching back from a mountain bike?

Marek
Marek
6 months ago

Hi I have over 50000 meters up, but I’ve never choosen “Climbing everest” chalange. Do I have ride next 50km up?

Sharon Styles
Sharon Styles
5 months ago

I have been on Zwift for a couple years so have a cumulative 99.7km of all time climbing. I started the Everest Challenge a few weeks ago and am almost to the top. Does my cumulative climbing from before count as the additional 41,150m?

RIC Mansueto
RIC Mansueto
5 months ago

I have over 50,000 of climbing but no tron yet. Does it appear automatic?

Iva Anderson
Iva Anderson
3 months ago
Reply to  RIC Mansueto

I see several questions just like this but no answer. Did I miss the answer!

HSN
HSN
3 months ago
Reply to  Iva Anderson

Select. Everesting. Challenge!
Then Ride 50 000 m up. TheMacBundles it’s automatic.

HSN
HSN
3 months ago
Reply to  HSN

TheMacBundles??? What the heck autocorrect! It was “then”.

Phoenix
Phoenix
5 months ago

At the beginning i started the distance Challenge . Now i got around 17k of climbing ans im at around 5k at the Everest Challenge. To my question: Are these 12k counting or are they useless and dont Matter after i achieved the Everest Challenge?

miranda
miranda
4 months ago

1) Is there any time limit to achieving the 50k climbing for the Tron bike?
2) And how long can you keep the Tron bike?
Thanks

Dale
Dale
4 months ago

is there a way to check your progress toward a Tron? I’ve got the Everest challenge and left the challenge on. I’ve climb a lot since then but still no Tron

Trish Karter
Trish Karter
1 month ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

BUt it doesn’t show anything except my Everest elevation. It is not adding.

Bert
Bert
3 months ago

So, have done the EVERESTING bit, done the additional miles but still cannot get the Bike, am I missing something? Do you need to be on a specific level?

Frank Grillo
Frank Grillo
3 months ago

Question… so its everest and then 41,150 meters or can it be 41,150 meters then everest?

A.Stowe
A.Stowe
3 months ago
Reply to  Frank Grillo

All you have to do is select the everlasting challenge from the in game menu and start climbing. all the climbing meters you do whilst you have the challenge selected add up towards it. Once you hit the height of Everest 8850m (which can be done over as many rides as you like) you will unlock the Trek Emonda. Keep the challenge selected and ride up the remaining 41,150m (again over as many rides as you like) to unlock the Zwift Concept 1 (Tron) at 50,000m total cumulative ascent. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE THE EVEREST CHALLENGE SELECTED FOR YOUR CLIMBING… Read more »

Katie
Katie
3 months ago

Do running climbing meters count towards the tron bike?

Jeff
Jeff
2 months ago

Eric, where do I find the Climb Mt Everest challenge within Zwift?

lee harvey
lee harvey
2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff

If you choose the menu when you are in the game, middle right of the screen you will see a picture, select that, then you can choose the challenge

Trish Karter
Trish Karter
1 month ago

HI Eric – Still confused about Tron. I have the Everest challenge up and it says I am 100% complete. I have NOT changed my challenge but I have ridden additional elevation and the number on the Everest Challenge page doesn’t change. How do I see where I stand today? Thanks! Trish from CCNS

R.L.
R.L.
1 month ago

I would love it but my question is how?

R.L.
R.L.
1 month ago



**Belly**
**Belly**
1 month ago

I have climbed the required metres and completed the Everest challenge and still have not received the trim bike? Can someone please explain.

Evan
Evan
1 month ago
Reply to  **Belly**

If youve climbed 50, 000 m of elevation, and the challenge said complete, you should have the bike. Its also called the Concept Z1 in the Zwift Garage…

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