Zwift Update Version 1.17.0 (80953) Released

Zwift Update Version 1.17.0 (80953) Released

The latest Zwift update is now available on all platforms: Mac, PC, Android, iOS, and AppleTV.

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This update delivers a few new bits of virtual equipment to the game, along with tweaks to the popular new route progress bar. Read on for details!

Route Progress Bar Updates

Can you spot the two changes?

Zwift rolled out the route progress bar in last month’s update, and this month made two improvements:

  • Included the distance to go on the current route, to the right of the bar. On multi-lap efforts the distance resets each lap, so you always have a distance number counting down to the end of the lap.
  • The bar stays visible even if you’re on a timed segment. This is especially important because we don’t want it to disappear right at the end of your route if you’re on a route (like many of those based in Fuego Flats) which end on a timed segment.

Both welcome improvements, especially the distance to go ticker! Well done Zwift devs.

New Wheels

Two new wheelsets have been added to the Drop Shop:

  • CADEX 36 wheels: 3 stars for aero, 4 for weight // Level 26+ required // 257,400 Drops
  • Shimano C50 wheels: 3 stars for aero, 1 for weight // Level 28+ required // 88,700 Drops

Based on their star ratings, the CADEX 36 wheels look like they’ll be strong climbers, while the Shimano C50 wheels don’t look like they’ll be standout performers (although their price is low). We’re currently testing both wheelsets to determine precise performance and will publish results ASAP.

New Dura-Ace 9200 Groupset

Shimano just announced their new Dura-Ace 9200 groupset, and Zwift has updated a few of the newer frames to use it. It’s easy to spot – the old Dura-Ace uses a silver chainring and silver parts on the rear derailleur and brake levers, while the new Dura-Ace is essentially all black:

Old (top) vs new (bottom) Dura-Ace groupset

(And just in case you’re wondering: yes, it does appear as though bikes using the new groupset also have a 12-speed cassette in the rear, while bikes on the old groupset have an 11-speed…)

The Specialized Tarmac SL7, Canyon Aeroad 2021, and Pinarello Dogma F frames have been updated to use the new Dura-Ace 9200. According to ZwiftHQ, this won’t change the frame’s performance in-game in any way. But we’re still going to test to confirm since groupsets do have an assigned weight in game which could affect speed.

Bug Fixes and Misc Improvements

Here’s the list of fixes and improvements, with some notes in italics from us where warranted.

  • The steering tutorial screen will now only appear one time for a Zwifter.
  • Fixed an issue where some events would not properly show the lead in text in the event progress bar.
  • Fixed an issue which would cause a Zwifter to be misrouted on the Mega Pretzel route in a Meetup.
  • Fixed an issue which would cause Sterzo device users to get a second update prompt after completing a device update.
  • Fixed an issue which would cause the Velonews kit not to properly unlock or appear in the garage.
  • Fixed an issue for Zwift Academy Road Baseline & Finish Line Rides which caused segment distance markets to appear in the incorrect place. Segments now start and end with Zwift Academy arches. A welcome improvement, making the segment start lines easier to see!

See Wes Salmon’s notes on this update release in the Zwift forum >

Questions or Comments?

If you spotted any other changes in the update, please comment below!

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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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Tom
Tom
10 days ago

I appreciate the route progress bar, and this update is an improvement. Not that my comment makes any difference, but really wondering when we might expect more of the promised Makuri Islands world. I appreciate all the roads we have, and Zwift certainly makes indoor riding WAY better, but I always appreciate new tarmac and wonder when more might appear….

Tom
Tom
10 days ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Thanks for the reply, much appreciated! Always nice to “know” what might be in the works!

Oliver
9 days ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Looking forward to some new roads!

Daniel Connelly
9 days ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

It’s officially now too late for the Belgium World Championship course, as the Flandrien circuit, at least, would have been a good addition to the Zwift world. I’m guessing it’s Makuri, most likely Mt Fuji foothills, and if not, French pavé for Paris-Roubaix (since the previous dirt road deficiency was solved with Makuri)

Oliver
8 days ago

I think Mt. Fuji foothills is pretty realistic(or maybe an entirely different mountain as Zwift has said that they had a lot of freedom in this world), but if it is Mt. Fuji I assume it wouldn’t be the whole climb.

Lee
Lee
10 days ago

For the love of Jeebus, please GoPro enable Wahoo Direct Connect.

Richard
Richard
9 days ago
Reply to  Lee

This x100

Peter Bauer
Peter Bauer
10 days ago

Would be nice to have a separate garage for your favorite bikes apart from all the other bikes and wheel sets. Having a separate garage would make it easier to swop bikes during events. Just a thought, maybe you can convince them.
Ask Eric Min to make me a YELLOW PEAK, PLEASE… I want to be the “Yellow Submarine Sweeper”

Esko Lius
Esko Lius (@esko)
9 days ago
Reply to  Peter Bauer

I second. Either an option to creatte sets for TT/flat/mixed/climb/etc or a way to delete/sell/donate your stuff.

M4rk0
M4rk0
9 days ago
Reply to  Peter Bauer

Maybe not the exact thing you’re asking for but this would be helpful. Upvote if you can.

https://forums.zwift.com/t/organize-my-garage/163201

Scott
Scott
10 days ago

Can we get the update to integrate the new Apple TV remote

Rob
Rob
9 days ago
Reply to  Scott

I tried to get from Zwift info when new remote wil be fully operative but got only blank e-mail with No answer. So i gave up.

Jeff
Jeff
9 days ago
Reply to  Scott

Shane Miller has a video about it. This update did integrate the new remote.

Thomas M
Thomas M
6 days ago
Reply to  Jeff

*Partially Integrated.

Mike
Mike
10 days ago

I did a ride after updating today and the companion app couldn’t stay connected to save its life. Never been a problem before. Hope it was just a one-off fluke.

Paula Carrasco
Paula Carrasco
9 days ago

Hello, use a bkool pro roller connected by ant + FEC C. After updating bkool does not recognize the roller.

Derek
Derek (@dpr4473)
9 days ago

Oh no! Another Zwift update. Haven’t been on today, so I’ll find out tomorrow how many gremlins were riding piggy back with this latest release.

Martijn ten Ham
Martijn ten Ham
9 days ago

I do like the distance marker on the progress bar, but for multi-lap events it would be much more useful to display the last lap time. Gives you a guidance if yo’re hitting those negative splits 🙂

Jaime Khublal
Jaime Khublal
9 days ago

The pace partner drops multiplier goes up to 2.5X now. I haven’t ridden with a pace partner for a couple weeks but just noticed this today and guessing it’s new.

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Rob GZ
Rob GZ (@robgrootzwaaftink)
9 days ago
Reply to  Jaime Khublal

This was already in the last update!

Joergen
Joergen
9 days ago

Took a little while to understand “The bar stars”… means “The bar stays…” the same 🙂

Andrew Robinson
Andrew Robinson
9 days ago

Now my Kickr won’t connect. I hate the new updates. Always buggy

Phil Coote
Phil Coote
8 days ago

Likewise. My mac couldn’t recognise it as controllable. Hoping for a patch soon.

Craig Doherty
Craig Doherty
8 days ago

Since update I have no resistance in erg mode or any route free ride. I just spin at same resistance even when climbing at 10 per cent! Can’t do ZA rides as I spin out on cadence trying to generate power. I have wahoo kickr & Apple TV, no previous issues like this. Checked Wahoo independently and resistance works fine. Kickr & hr connect to zwift on Apple TV so this is a bit weird. Is Zwift not talking to kickr or companion app after update?

akufner
akufner
7 days ago
Reply to  Craig Doherty

I had this happen too. So frustrating.

WTaylor
WTaylor
6 days ago
Reply to  Craig Doherty

Same here. Absolutely frustrates the hell out of me, huge embittered that shouldn’t have been introduced. What’s the fix, Zwift

Colin Jones
Colin Jones
6 days ago
Reply to  WTaylor

Same problem for 3 days – however I found if I run the Wahoo app after the connection screen on Zwift and fool around with that suddenly the controllable appears and runs fine. I have had to do this for every time I restart the system. Weird – only since the last update…

Bob DeCosta
Bob DeCosta (@028159)
2 days ago
Reply to  Craig Doherty

Same. Saris M2 trainer using Apple TV4K. When using the companion app the trainer controllable isn’t connected (even though it says it is) and I get no resistance. Running w/out the companion app works fine. Hoping for a fix soon.

CW23
CW23
8 days ago

Personally, I wish there could be some indication of lead in to a Sprint. I can’t say I ever learn or have memory enough to be gearing up in time. Also the map in upper right would be great to have some sort of distance shown to aid in this, but also to give some idea of distance on climbs for sure…

Robin L.
Robin L.
7 days ago

Hmmm. The “new” progress bar, which I really, really like, vanished after the update. So did KOM times. I’m running on AppleTV. I rode the Temple KOM 3 times today (Makuri Island) and no KOM times. Another returning bug is some of the pictures I took while riding didn’t get saved or uploaded to Zwift. I’m beginning to dread the updates….

Hamish
Hamish
7 days ago
Reply to  Robin L.

Robin, same problem here. The progress bar has disappeared with this latest update. I’m running Zwift on a Mac. Any fix ideas?

Colin Jones
Colin Jones
6 days ago
Reply to  Hamish

Yeah – mine too! Another bug… Running Windows 10

Rob
Rob
6 days ago
Reply to  Robin L.

same issue here, select route, start ride. no progress bar at all

SLB
SLB
5 days ago
Reply to  Robin L.

Same here – running Zwift on a Mac.

Niti Saraked
Niti Saraked
7 days ago

This morning i complete 2 routes KAPPA QUEST and FARMLAND LOOP in MARUKI ISLANDS, while riding the progress bar disappear and just show pop up when i completed please fix it thanks

Alice Normandin
Alice Normandin
6 days ago

Just did latest update and now the event bar with distance for route does not show.

Rolf Schaanning
Rolf Schaanning
6 days ago

The same here

Niti Saraked
Niti Saraked
5 days ago

Same as me

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