Stages Cycling app
If you are using the ride recording feature in the Ride menu, select the StagesBike tab and set the bike to External control.
However, if you are using the Data screen on the Stages Cycling app, there is no need to set a control mode.
Recommended device pairing
At the minimum, your StagesBike needs to be paired to Zwift as a controllable in order to function correctly. For the best performance in Zwift, we recommend you pair the bike and power meters as follows:
Apple TV users and pairing HR
Apple TV only allows 2 Bluetooth connections. Apple TV users that want to pair heart rate and the StagesBike to the Apple TV can simply use the 'StagesBike' as all 3 sources of data.
Left power meter identification
When referring to the 'left' on the StagesBike, it is the left of a rider sitting on the bike. The power meter will broadcast itself as “Stages #####” where “#####” is the ANT ID printed on the inside of the crank. In this example, it is “51664”.
In Zwift, you will see 3 devices available:
If you do not see your left power meter, use the Stages Power app to check that its firmware is up to date ( at least 1.8.1 firmware). if you do not see the power meter in the Stages Power app, unplug the bike and try again. If still not visible, replace the CR2032 battery in the power meter. If problems continue, submit a support ticket.
We recommend setting Pair with Bluetooth to Enabled using the Stages Cycling app, as long as the power meter firmware is on 1.8.1 or newer.
Since Zwift already has a Trainer Difficulty setting, we recommend setting the Gradient scale factor in the Stages Cycling app to 100%.
We recommend using ERG mode in workouts in Zwift.
Zwift world (no workout)
The only in-game setting we recommend changing is Trainer Difficulty to about the middle. This is a personal preference of Stages riders, however, so adjust this as you see fit.
Note: The higher you set this setting, the more extreme the grade changes will feel within the game.