Zwift Shopping Guide: What To Buy At Each Level

Zwift Shopping Guide: What To Buy At Each Level

As you progress through Zwift’s levels, you’ll unlock more items in the Drop Shop which can be purchased with your hard-earned Drops. This inevitably leads to questions: do I buy the frame I just unlocked? What if there’s a faster frame unlocked next level? Or maybe some zippy wheels?

Learn how Zwift’s levels, XP, and unlocks work >
Learn how Drops are calculated >

Here’s a complete list of frames and wheels unlocked at each level, with the most useful unlocks marked in bold and the key purchases marked with a MUST BUY. We’ve even added notes so you know what makes those unlocks special!

Of course, you may want to purchase a particular frame or wheelset just because it looks cool or matches what you ride outdoors. Nothing wrong with that! Our recommendations, though, are based entirely on speed test performance.

Level 2

  • Zwift Classic frame (35,600 Drops)
  • Cannondale Caad12 frame (184,500 Drops)

Level 3

  • Ridley Helium frame (461,500 Drops)

Level 4

ENVE SES 3.4 wheels
  • ENVE SES 3.4 wheels (191,700 Drops) – #3 fastest climbing wheels, #4 fastest beginner wheels. The 3.4s are a steal if you’re looking for great climbing wheels. The only significantly better climbing wheels are the Lightweight Meilensteins, but you have to get lucky and unlock those atop Alpe du Zwift!
  • Specialized Allez frame (127,800 Drops)

Level 5

  • Roval CLX64 wheels (170,400 Drops)#4 fastest wheels level 30 and below, #3 fastest beginner wheels.
  • Specialized Epic S-Works frame (675,900 Drops)
  • Specialized Roubaix frame (461,500 Drops)
  • Specialized Roubaix frame S-Works (745,500 Drops)
  • Specialized Ruby frame (461,500 Drops)
  • Specialized Ruby S-Works frame (745,500 Drops)
  • Specialized Tarmac SL7 frame (674,500 Drops) #4/5 climbing frame. The Tarmac SL7 is a solid all-around performer. Read more about it >

Level 6

  • MUST BUY! DT Swiss ARC 62 wheels 184,600 Drops) #4 fastest climbing wheels, #2 fastest wheels level 30 and below, #2 fastest beginner wheels. A solid set of all-around wheels, good if you’re looking for something that climbs well while remaining quite aero.
  • Chapter2 Tere frame (390,500 Drops)
  • MUST BUY! Zwift Aero frame (319,500 Drops) #6 fastest beginner frame. The first fast frame, Zwift Aero is very common in races. Want to stand out in the crowd a bit? Hold onto your Drops and pick up the Canyon Aeroad 2021 (level 10), Focus Izalco Max (level 8), or Factor One (level 8). These frames deliver even better performance, and you’ll stand out in the crowd.
Zwift Aero (left), Ribble Endurance (right)

Level 7

  • Zwift 50mm Carbon wheels (120,700 Drops)
  • Ribble Endurance frame (390,500 Drops)#7 fastest beginner frame (see note above).
  • Zwift Steel frame (142,000 Drops)

Level 8

Level 9

  • Mavic Cosmic Ultimate UST wheels (142,000 Drops)
  • MUST BUY! Cannondale EVO frame (213,000 Drops) #1/2 climbing frame. Tied for the best climbing frame in game, the EVO is a sweet deal at this price.
  • Ridley Noah Fast 2019 frame (426,000 Drops)#4 fastest beginner frame (see note above).
Canyon Aeroad 2021

Level 10

Level 11

  • Zipp 202 wheels (149,200 Drops)
  • Specialized Tarmac Pro frame (408,300 Drops)#1/2 climbing frame. Buy it if you don’t already have the Cannondale EVO. Put it in your garage. Use it on hard climbs.

Level 12

  • Shimano C40 wheels (85,300 Drops)
  • Cannondale Synapse frame (298,200 Drops)

Level 13

Zipp 808 wheels. Just get ’em!
  • MUST BUY! Zipp 808 wheels (177,600 Drops)#6 fastest wheels, #1 fastest wheels level 30 and below, #1 fastest beginner wheels. The fastest wheels you can buy, until level 31. So you’d better pick up a set!
  • Cervelo Aspero frame (426,000 Drops)
  • Cervelo S3D frame (468,600 Drops) #5 fastest beginner frame. The fastest frame you’ve had access to so far, but next level you can get an even faster one which climbs better! May be prudent to save those Drops.

Level 14

  • Giant TCR Advanced SL Disc frame (745,500 Drops)
  • Specialized Allez Sprint frame (127,800 Drops)#2 fastest beginner frame. Just like IRL, this frame is a great buy in terms of price/performance.

Level 15

Level 16

  • Mavic Cosmic CXR60c wheels (142,000 Drops)
  • Chapter2 Rere frame (355,000 Drops)
  • Parlee ESX frame (603,500 Drops)

Level 17

  • ENVE SES 2.2 wheels (191,700 Drops)
  • Scott Foil frame (781,000 Drops)
  • Scott Plasma frame (852,000 Drops)#2 fastest tt climbing frame. A good climber, but you’ve already got access to a better climber (Shiv S-Works, Level 10), so you may not need this one.
  • Scott Spark RC frame (418,900 Drops)
  • Colnago V3Rs frame (695,800 Drops)

Level 18

  • Shimano C60 wheels (92,300 Drops)
  • Specialized Shiv Disc frame (994,000 Drops) #4 fastest tt frame. The fastest TT frame you’ve been able to access thus far. If you’re picky about those TT times, buy this bike!
  • Specialized Venge frame (461,500 Drops) #7/8 fastest frame, #5/6 fastest frame level 30 and below.

Level 19

Level 20

  • Bontrager Aeolus5 wheels (170,400 Drops)
  • Trek Madone frame (887,500 Drops)#4 fastest frame, #3 fastest frame level 30 and below. A new fastest frame for you, but just barely faster than the Canyon Aeroad you already picked up (and only on flat ground).

Level 21

  • Canyon Speedmax frame (710,000 Drops)

Level 22

  • Giant SLR 0 wheels (191,800 Drops) #5 fastest climbing wheels
  • Giant Propel Advanced SL Disc frame (816,500 Drops)
  • Liv Langma Advanced SL frame (745,500 Drops)

Level 23

  • Mavic Comete Pro Carbon SL UST wheels (142,000 Drops)
  • Canyon Grail frame (355,000 Drops)

Level 24

  • Zipp 454 wheels (284,000 Drops) #6 fastest climbing wheels, #2 fastest wheels level 30 and below. A decent set of all-around wheels, good if you’re looking for something that climbs well while remaining quite aero.
  • BMC Timemachine01 frame (781,000 Drops)
  • Cervelo R5 frame (461,500 Drops)

Level 25

Cervelo S5
  • ENVE SES 6.7 wheels (191,700 Drops) #4 fastest wheels level 30 and below. Nice-looking hoops, but if you’ve got the Zipp 808s there’s no performance benefit to picking these up as well.
  • Cervelo S5 frame (603,500 Drops) #3 fastest frame, #2 fastest frame level 30 and below. The S5 is a very fast frame on flat roads, and a good climber as well. It won’t beat the Tron bike on flat roads, but it’ll beat the Tron bike up a mountain, if you throw on some lightweight hoops.
  • Pinarello Bolide frame (923,000 Drops)
Canyon Speedmax CF SLX Disc

Level 26

  • MUST BUY! Canyon Speedmax CF SLX Disc TT frame (891,000 Drops) #1 fastest tt frame, best all-around TT frame.
  • Trek Emonda SL frame (142,000 Drops)

Level 27

Level 28

  • Cube Aerium frame (248,500 Drops)
  • Parlee RZ7 frame (511,200 Drops)

Level 29

  • Pinarello Dogma 65.1 frame (603,500 Drops)
  • Pinarello Dogma F12 frame (958,500 Drops)

Level 31

ENVE SES 8.9
  • MUST BUY! ENVE SES 8.9 wheels (205,900 Drops)#5 fastest wheels. Slightly faster than the Zipp 808s, the 8.9s are the fastest wheels you’ll be able to pick up until level 35.
  • Specialized Amira frame (142,000 Drops)
  • Specialized Amira S-Works frame (355,000 Drops) – #6/7 climbing frame
  • Ventum One frame (482,800 Drops) – #6 fastest tt frame

Level 32

  • Cube Litening frame (177,500 Drops)

Level 33

  • Campagnolo Bora Ultra 35 wheels (248,500 Drops)
  • Specialized Venge S-Works frame (798,800 Drops) #1 fastest frame. The fastest frame in Zwift, by the smallest of margins.
S-Works Venge (left), Felt AR (right)

Level 34

  • Felt AR frame (639,000 Drops) #2 fastest frame. If you don’t want the S-Works Venge for some reason, the AR is basically just as fast (1 second slower over a ~50 minute flat test).

Level 35

  • Zipp 808/Super9 wheels (1,075,700 Drops)#2 fastest wheels. The fastest wheels you’ve been able to buy so far. If you’re into TT races, buy these for sure. Otherwise, only get them if you’re willing to look a bit silly sporting a disc in a road race.
  • Diamondback Andean frame (572,900 Drops)

Level 36

  • Cannondale SuperSix EVO frame (816,500 Drops) – #4/5 climbing frame

Level 37

ZIPP 858
  • Zipp 858 wheels (312,400 Drops)#3 fastest wheels. A favorite among many racers, the 858s are the fastest non-disc wheels in game, and they climb a bit better than the heavy discs. A good choice for the purists who just can’t stomach running a disc wheel on a road bike.
  • Felt IA frame (1,065,000 Drops) #2 fastest tt frame.

Level 39

  • ENVE SES 7.8 wheels (205,900 Drops) – #4 fastest wheelsstrong performers on routes with shorter, rolling climbs.
  • Pinarello Dogma F10 frame (710,000 Drops)

Level 40

  • Zwift Buffalo Fahrrad wheels (3,200 Drops)
  • Zwift Buffalo Fahrrad frame (9,500 Drops)

Level 42

  • Pinarello Bolide TT frame (1,065,000 Drops)

Level 44

  • Zwift Safety wheels (710,000 Drops)
  • Zwift Safety frame (3,550,000 Drops)
858/Super 9 disc wheels

Level 45

  • MUST BUY! ZIPP 858/Super9 wheels (1,508,800 Drops) #1 fastest wheels. The fastest hoops in game – you might as well just pick ’em up. If you’re at level 45 you’ve probably got the Drops to do it!
  • Cervelo P5x frame (1,065,000 Drops)#2 fastest tt frame.

About The Author

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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Will
Will
1 year ago

Great work. Just what I’ve been waiting for. I think Zwift should implement load-outs so you can quickly switch to your desired set up depending on the course you’re riding.

p.s. Small typo: “buy the smallest of margins” *by

John Dunn
John Dunn
1 year ago

As usual…great work Eric! These buyers guides are so helpful and make Zwift even more fun. Excuse me while i do some shopping.

Daryl Verrion
Daryl Verrion (@d-verrion)
1 year ago

Great article Eric, wish Iโ€™d known this 18 monthโ€™s ago! Lol! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ

Vid
Vid
1 year ago

How is Specialized Venge S-Works frame not a MUST BUY?

KAM
KAM (@angioman)
1 year ago

Eric, is it worth getting the 858/Super9 wheels if you already have the 808/Super9 set (other than the cool color disk๐Ÿ˜Ž)?

Danny
Danny
1 year ago

AWESOME!!! Thanks!!! Really appreciate the guidance!!!

Danny
Danny
1 year ago

: – )

Artem Chuk
Artem Chuk
1 year ago

Thanks for this great guide! So much work put in. If only I knew that Allez Sprint was the best option just yesterday when I was looking for a bike for flats. I wouldn’t have bought Chapter2 Rere ๐Ÿ™

Darin Boyd
Darin Boyd
1 year ago

I feel like maybe I possibly could have provided inspiration for this!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Shawn McAfee
Member
Shawn McAfee (@smcafee)
1 year ago

Just curious how the Venge S-Works is not considered a Must Buy as the fastest overall frame?

This is an amazing guide though! Probably the most helpful thing since the speed chart.

Alan P
Alan P
1 year ago

This is a great article. Really really helpful. Just one question, I can’t spot which are the #1 fastest climbing wheels.

Alan P
Alan P
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Ah! yes. Thank you. That’s an incentive to get up the Alpe more often. I normally get mitts.

Joao Silva
Joao Silva
3 months ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Hi, I can’t find that wheels and i already did the Alpe du Zwift. What am I missing?

Chris \DIrt/
Chris \DIrt/
3 months ago
Reply to  Joao Silva

The lightweight wheels you can get at the top of Alpe but only if the prize spinner lands on them as a prize. People have summited many many times without getting them. Gloves are given by far the most commonly. That said, Iโ€™ve also talked to people whoโ€™ve gotten the wheels second time up.

Isaac
3 months ago
Reply to  Chris \DIrt/

I got lightweights 2nd try ๐Ÿ™‚

James
James (@jeastwood)
1 year ago

Great post, thanks Eric.

James
James (@jeastwood)
1 year ago

I also think it is worth noting that the speed benefit in a race or group ride (where a considerable amount of time will be spent drafting) is so small that people should really not feel put off going for the frame that they are most attracted too. Personally I cannot wait for the SystemSix, as it is fast enough and I ride one in real life.

It would be great to see the realities of time saving in race conditions, where say 75% of the time is spent drafting.

ralph kerr
ralph kerr
1 year ago

Eric: You are the best bang for the buck on Zwift

Monica Schlange
Monica Schlange (@mmisc)
1 year ago
Reply to  ralph kerr

You’re not wrong, Ralph! But also, back off! He’s taken!

Hammertime
Hammertime
1 year ago

Sooo….. Thats what she said?

Jeffrey Pearson
Jeffrey Pearson (@misterpearson)
1 year ago

Having got the Tron after a few months on Zwift, I find myself weighing the “must buy” choices. This is an EXCELLENT guide. Great effort.

John
John
1 year ago

I feel like unlocking the Tron bike has made the drop shop pretty much useless for me… I have the Tarmac Pro with ENVE SES 3.4’s for hard climbs, otherwise I just use the Tron bike since it is basically aster than everything else. What else would I need?

B B
B B (@benbliz)
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

At some point it becomes about looking good :).

anderfo
anderfo
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

I guess a gravel bike and an mtb could be added to this guide? Since some of them have level unlocks…

anderfo
anderfo
1 year ago
Reply to  anderfo

Doh! I just realized they’re in the list anyway ๐Ÿ™‚

It’s just that none of them are listed in bold or as a “must buy” choice – and that they’re not really described or categorized as mtb or gravel bikes in this list…

Keith
Keith
1 year ago

Now we need to figure out how to have an IRL Drop Shop – earn credits by biking to buy IRL gear.

thewannabeironman
Super Member
thewannabeironman (@wanna_b_ironman)
1 year ago

Great stuff. I might print this one ๐Ÿ™‚

Anita
Anita
1 year ago

Do you buy on Zwift or Zwift Companion?

Rodney Whitlock
Rodney Whitlock
1 year ago

This is wonderful work and much appreciated. I could use some help understanding the differences between the rankings and the speed tests. According to the speed tests for wheels (link below), the Enve SES 3.4s rate as better wheels than the Roval CLX64s. Again, looking at the speed tests, the Zipp 808s are smoking on flats but I don’t understand how they are #1 until Level 31 given the comparison to other climbing wheels.

Appreciate any help so this Zwifter can better understand.

https://zwiftinsider.com/charts-wheels/

Rodney Whitlock
Rodney Whitlock
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Totally understand. But if I am on Royal Pump Room 8 or Everything Bagel or Figure 8, do I want to be riding 808s or ENVEs?

Rodney Whitlock
Rodney Whitlock
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

So I am going to demonstrate a complete ignorance of how hard what you do is. Is it possible to replicate the tests you have done on a representative, mixed climb-flat course like the ones I mentioned? Happy to write the National Institutes of Science research grant proposal if that helps.

Kevin
Kevin
1 year ago

Great post!

Shawn Fink
Shawn Fink
1 year ago

Perfect!

Fabian
Fabian
1 year ago

Thanks for the great guide! It’s so helpful for a newbie like me. Is there an overview of wich routes can be categorized as flat ones and wich one are โ€žclimbing routesโ€œ?

Paul
Paul
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

I took Eric’s master list of routes and details, moved it into excel, and divided the distance by the climb to get a variable for how hilly or flat a route was and have been using that.

Paul
Paul
1 year ago
Reply to  Paul

Edit: divided climb by the distance

anderfo
anderfo
11 months ago
Reply to  Fabian

You could look at ZwiftHub.com where all routes are listed with Distance (& lead-in distance), Elevation (& lead-in elevation) and average gradient (which would tell you a lot about whether they are flat or climbing) as well as the elevation profile.

You may also filter the view, e.g. only show routes within a certain distance interval or elevation interval, or only those available in today’s worlds.

Aoi Niigaki
Aoi Niigaki
1 year ago

Closing in on level 40 and that sweet Buffalo bike.

Ted Meisky
Ted Meisky
1 year ago

I know where the Lightweight Meilenstein wheels you have to earn rank but where do you rank the Trek Emonda from the Everest Challenge compared to the frames you can “buy”?

Triskel
Triskel
1 year ago

I found a little mistake. The Zwift 50 mm carbon wheels unlock on level 7 (not 13) and cost 120,700 drops (not 468,300)

Great job, Eric ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ed
Ed
1 year ago
Reply to  Triskel

Hi! I am level 7 and I have lots of drops but when I look in the garage there are no options to buy anything. Any ideas?

Ed Johnson
Ed Johnson
1 year ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Thanks!

Ed Johnson
Ed Johnson
1 year ago

Hi. I am level 7 and have lots of drops but when I look in the garage I can’t buy either frames or wheels of any kind. What is going wrong?

Mike Kauspedas
Trusted Member
Mike Kauspedas (@mike)
1 year ago

So if u have tron and if you’re not climbing, u can basically ignore all this until level 35?

Bennettronicycle
Bennettronicycle
1 year ago

This is great and matches up perfectly with a spreadsheet I built using your previously published speed data for frames and wheels. Thanks for sharing!

Reagan Isaac (Manitou MTB)
Reagan Isaac (Manitou MTB) (@isaackids5)
1 year ago

Thanks for all the great work Eric! I love this post and it has been super useful so far. Also, I have a question: How long approximately did it take you to earn the TRON bike? I started Zwift in mid-December and am now 60% done with the challenge, but now it seems to be taking forever ๐Ÿ˜‚maybe this is down to wimping out and doing Fuego Flats instead of the Alpe?

JcAFC
JcAFC
11 months ago

I’ve got some bad news my friend ๐Ÿ™ … If you started in Dec and have been doing a lot of Fuego Flats, you are almost certainly not 60% done. The Tron bike doesn’t unlock at the top of Everest. You have to keep climbing after you reach the summit. You keep climbing all the way into outer space. (Lol not kidding tho)

Maxime
Maxime
1 year ago

Should I buy something at level 8 with 305 drops or save drops

Michael Davis
Michael Davis
1 year ago

Any change they would consider implementing a trade-up option? Perhaps offer to discount the higher level bikes and wheels 20% or so on a trade-in. It would allow us to get rid of equipment in our garage we no longer use because of the better equipment available in the higher levels.

Mark Oates
Mark Oates
1 year ago

Hi all. Newbie to Zwift and just came across this excellent article.

My question is this – why make gear available at certain levels if you have nowhere near enough drops to purchase. For example, the ENVE SE 3.4 wheels @ 191,700 drops available at Level 4 but I only had 80,000 odd drops.

I’m now at Level 6 and have 105,000 drops so same issue with the Zwift aero frame (@ 319,500).

How do I accumulate those sort of drops?

Thanks,

Mark

Ian Tuck
Member
Ian Tuck (@ituck)
1 year ago
Reply to  Mark Oates

You get drops as a function of the work you’re putting in – the harder you’re working, the faster the drops accumulate. Drop accumulation has two “bonus multipliers”. One is that you get more drops climbing on 3% grades or higher, so if you want to accumulate more drops/km, make them climbing kilometres. The other multiplier is that you accumulate drops faster for 15 seconds after someone gives you a “ride on!”, so get in the habit of giving them out, and perhaps people will return them to the benefit of your drop collection rate!

Reagan Isaac (Manitou MTB)
Reagan Isaac (Manitou MTB) (@isaackids5)
1 year ago

Whats the speed difference between the Trek Madone and the Scott Foil? I noticed that it didn’t make the “Fastest Frames for Zwifters Level 30 and Below”, and was wondering how much slower it was.

Michael
Michael
1 year ago

Specilaized tarmac pro, it is good uphill, but i lost contact with many groups going downhill. Have you tested it downhill?

Travis
Travis
1 year ago

On level 9….I have the ENVE3.4s so next purchase needs to be a frame. Looking at the above I should grab the Cannondale EVO when I have enough drops. Or should I wait until I have enough to buy the Zwift Aero frame?

Travis
Travis
1 year ago
Reply to  Travis

Ok I think rather I’ll buy the EVO as soon as I can afford it and then the Specialized Allez Sprint at level 14

Cr.Rand
Cr.Rand
1 year ago

Referenced this post many times already and will continue doing so. Thanks and big UPs Eric for sharing this guide!

Benjapol Piyawanichpong
Benjapol Piyawanichpong
1 year ago

I watched this youtube for a test showing that safety bike frame with lightweight wheel is the fastest, faster than tarmac pro with lightweight wheel (level 11). Well if you can be at level 44, should have enough drops to afford it..

Last edited 10 months ago by Eric Schlange
Ben F.
Ben F.
1 year ago

Great list, but the Parlee RZ7 and the other new frame isn’t there yet.
Pls update.

Maarten Borsten
Maarten Borsten
11 months ago

I am not sure I understand. The must buy for lvl 11 is Specialized Tarmac Pro frame. But at completing California you get the Specialized Tarmac right? According to https://zwiftinsider.com/charts-frames/ the Tarmac is beter than the Pro. So why should I buy this if the Tarmac is for free after completing California?

Jonathan
Jonathan
11 months ago

Hi. Fairly new to all of this and currently at level 10. Really appreciate all the information you put out there. Hope you can clear up a bit of confusion – was the factor one frame in this post different from the one in the latest release? Trying to figure out what I should use my first drop purchase on. Thanks!

Jonathan
Jonathan
11 months ago
Reply to  Eric Schlange

Thanks so much. Was confused by the initial date.

Millard Fillmore
Millard Fillmore
11 months ago

Hi, Eric. I think you may have a typo in the list. You still have the Cervelo S3D listed as “#2 fastest beginner frame”, when I think it’s been knocked down to #4 by the Factor One and Ridley Noah Fast 2019 frames. Assuming I’m reading the the rankings correctly, that is. Thanks for assembling these lists!

Carolyn Audilet
Carolyn Audilet (@caudilet)
11 months ago

Thanks for the info! I see bikes and wheelsets affect my speed. How does the rest of the gear in my garage work? For example, does my loose hair style cause drag? Does a helmet help (which is aero) or hinder (extra weight) in a climb? Do I want tall socks? There are so many variables.

Gary Hudson
Gary Hudson
10 months ago

I keep coming back to this article. Very useful! I also like it when you give suggestions for the type of bike and wheels that are best for specific routes. Thanks.

Pablo Munizaga
Pablo Munizaga
10 months ago

I entered a TT race and bought a TT frame through the drop shop. My question is, if I want to go back to my original frame after the event, do I need to purchase it again? , or can I just get it back without spending my drops?

Dan Connelly
Dan Connelly
10 months ago
Reply to  Pablo Munizaga

No — you go into your garage and re-select the other frame. When you buy stuff you have it forever, for better or worse.

Max
Max
10 months ago

So from what i can gather. The best upgrade route might look like.
 
Upgrade Path Reason Level Drops
Enve SES 3.4 #1 Climbing Wheels 4 191,700
Specialised Tarmac Pro #1 Climbing Frame 11 408,300
Zipp 808 Wheels Fastest wheels below lvl 30 13 177,700
Specialized Allez Sprint #1 fastest beginner frame 14 127,800
Zipp 454 wheels Best Mixed Terrain Wheels 24 284,000
Cervelo S5 frame #2 fastest frame >30 25 603,500
ENVE SES 8.9 Fastest til lvl 35 31 205,900
Specialized Venge S #1 fastest frame 33 798,800
 
Does that seem right?

Dan Connelly
Dan Connelly
8 months ago
Reply to  Max

I put the Cervelo P5 time trial frame in my purchase path. For solo training, it’s my preference: (1) I can cover more distance, (2) I get XP instead of powerups I don’t want anyway on solo training, (3) for time trials. The Tarmac Pro is only marginally better (5 seconds up L’Alpe) than the Cannondale Evo, which is much cheaper, freeing up funds for the time trial bike, if needed. The Allez Sprint is cheap but I didn’t consider it worth it, since it makes sense only for races with essentially no climbing, so for crits maybe but not… Read more ยป

Ashlee Moses
Ashlee Moses
9 months ago

Eric you are my Zwift guru. Thank you for all the useful and accurate information.

Tom
Tom
9 months ago

Hi why buy at level25 the cervelo s5 if you already have the Specialized Allez sprint #1 fastest please?

Sylvan Smyth
Sylvan Smyth (@sylvan)
8 months ago
Reply to  Tom

Cervelo s5 is faster than the Spec Allez Sprint. Allez Sprint is the fastest “beginner” frame, not the fastest overall.

Leon Arnulphy
Leon Arnulphy
9 months ago

Keep up the good work ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿšตโ€โ™‚๏ธ

alastair
9 months ago

Really enjoy reading all the stuff you publish thanks and makes the whole Zwift experience a little more fun

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