Rouvy - everything you want to know

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Rouvy - everything you want to know

Postby savrnako » Mon Feb 12, 2018 13:36 pm

In this topic, our team will be regularly responding to your questions and request. Welcome to the official Rouvy thread.
https://rouvy.com/en/

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Official Rouvy club on Strava

Postby savrnako » Fri Feb 16, 2018 09:21 am

Have you already noticed we have an official "Rouvy" club on Strava? Just join in!

https://www.strava.com/clubs/rouvy

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Re: Rouvy - everything you want to know

Postby MrB123 » Fri Feb 23, 2018 07:59 am

On the Android app there is an issue with the 30 minute Cycleops workouts which could do with receiving some attention.

Basically, the videos are slightly out of sync with the actual workout and corresponding changes of resistance. The guy on screen therefore ends up telling you to start the interval 30 seconds or so after it has actually started.

The workouts are still doable if you keep the sound off and basically ignore the onscreen video but obviously that rather spoils it!

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Re: Rouvy - everything you want to know

Postby savrnako » Mon Feb 26, 2018 06:10 am

MrB123 wrote:On the Android app there is an issue with the 30 minute Cycleops workouts which could do with receiving some attention.

Basically, the videos are slightly out of sync with the actual workout and corresponding changes of resistance. The guy on screen therefore ends up telling you to start the interval 30 seconds or so after it has actually started.

The workouts are still doable if you keep the sound off and basically ignore the onscreen video but obviously that rather spoils it!


Thanks for the notice! :wink: It was forwarded to responsible person in the office to make the correction.

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Re: Rouvy - everything you want to know

Postby super_davo » Sun Jul 29, 2018 20:45 pm

I tried Rouvy on an Android tablet today, and thought it was fantastic. Great range of rides, great video, really involving. Definitely think this will be the indoor training app I'll use over the winter.

I've got an old 37in LG 720p TV sitting around since I upgraded to a 4k TV in the lounge. So I'm wondering if Rouvy would run on an Android TV box, to give me a pretty decent set up for the garage. I know it couldn't be the cheapest box because it would need to be Bluetooth 4.0, but there are quite a few that look like they might be viable from about £30 upwards e.g.
https://www.gearbest.com/tv-box-mini-pc ... id=1433363

(I have lots of Xiaomi things e.g. phone, chargers, headphones and all have been fab)

Has anyone done anything like this and got it to work?

I know the easy thing to do would be to buy an Apple TV and run Zwift. However they are £100+, and you'd have to pay me that much to own anything made by Apple. Zwift are just lazy not bringing out a proper Android app.

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Re: Rouvy - everything you want to know

Postby PinarelloPrince » Mon Jul 30, 2018 19:18 pm

Just signed up for a Rouvy trial. I quite like it. One big issue though, the videos look good on phone and iPad but when connected to my TV they're pretty poor quality.

Am I correct in assuming it's because I'm using a non Apple cable?

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Re: Rouvy - everything you want to know

Postby PinarelloPrince » Sun Aug 05, 2018 17:55 pm

Any plans for an Apple TV App?

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Re: Rouvy - everything you want to know

Postby Typical Analytical » Tue Aug 07, 2018 13:48 pm

This. Especially because I've moved my PC away from my bike since I'm running Zwift on Apple TV.

PinarelloPrince wrote:Any plans for an Apple TV App?

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Re: Rouvy - everything you want to know

Postby PinarelloPrince » Wed Aug 08, 2018 06:03 am

Seems like Rouvy are not as responsive as they suggested in an earlier post.

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Re: Rouvy - everything you want to know

Postby MoscowFlyer » Sun Sep 02, 2018 17:56 pm

So despite the lack of input from the developers, is anyone actually using this? If so, any feedback?

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Re: Rouvy - everything you want to know

Postby MrB123 » Mon Sep 03, 2018 18:55 pm

MoscowFlyer wrote:So despite the lack of input from the developers, is anyone actually using this? If so, any feedback?


Yes. Really like it. Paid for a 12 month subscription last winter and reckon it's been decent value.

Loads of video routes to choose from. Quality is generally pretty good although some are better than others.

The workouts aren't up there with apps like Trainerroad but they're worth doing as a change from the video routes.

There's a feature whereby you can work up to different levels by completing different routes, workouts or challenges. Adds a bit of interest.

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Re: Rouvy - everything you want to know

Postby philthy3 » Fri Sep 14, 2018 19:42 pm

I tried it today but 1% gradients felt like 10% on virtual routes I created from routes I'd ridden. Not looking promising so far.
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Re: Rouvy - everything you want to know

Postby super_davo » Mon Sep 24, 2018 11:51 am

I've managed to successfully get Rouvy to work on an Android TV box (MeCool M8S with S912 chip and 2g ram, cost me c£35).

Works well, video runs smoothly and the whole thing is much more immersive on a 37" tv vs a tablet.

Only things to note are that live streaming of videos doesn't work well; you really need a local download and they files are large (1-3gb) so take some time.

I do share the concerns over the gradients i.e. 1% feels like 10%. I find its also the same downhill i.e. on -1% to push a reasonable amount of watts I'm finding myself in 52/11 with the flywheel spinning like crazy which then makes a racket.

Toying with the idea of significantly reducing my weight in the settings to see if that improves the situation, though obviously that would distort the leaderboards. Be good if the Rouvy team that started the thread could come back and comment because it would be a great little set up if fixed.

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Re: Rouvy - everything you want to know

Postby PinarelloPrince » Mon Sep 24, 2018 17:42 pm

The Rouvy team obviously don't need any new customers. Start thread and F off is not exactly good PR for the company.

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Re: Rouvy - everything you want to know

Postby MrB123 » Tue Sep 25, 2018 15:16 pm

Quite annoying that they've decided that all career progress is to be re-set from 1st October. I found it quite good motivation last winter to work up through the different levels doing all the required routes, workouts and challenges. Feels a bit poor form that they've suddenly decided that everyone has to start from scratch again.

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Re: Rouvy - everything you want to know

Postby Captain Fagor » Wed Sep 26, 2018 08:37 am

Maybe this thread serves a purpose after all. It certainly has told me everything I want to know about Rouvy.

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Re: Rouvy - everything you want to know

Postby PinarelloPrince » Wed Sep 26, 2018 16:35 pm

Captain Fagor wrote:Maybe this thread serves a purpose after all. It certainly has told me everything I want to know about Rouvy.


It never ceases to amaze me just how bad 'young' companies are at PR and marketing. Pretty basic stuff.

FWIW I subscribed to FulGaz on the strength that Mike (it's his company) took the trouble to reply personally to a couple of emails.

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Re: Rouvy - everything you want to know

Postby DaveLeeG » Thu Sep 27, 2018 18:09 pm

MrB123 wrote:
MoscowFlyer wrote:So despite the lack of input from the developers, is anyone actually using this? If so, any feedback?


Yes. Really like it. Paid for a 12 month subscription last winter and reckon it's been decent value.

Loads of video routes to choose from. Quality is generally pretty good although some are better than others.

The workouts aren't up there with apps like Trainerroad but they're worth doing as a change from the video routes.

There's a feature whereby you can work up to different levels by completing different routes, workouts or challenges. Adds a bit of interest.


I use both Rouvy and Zwift to mix things up. They both have their pluses and minuses. With Rouvy I like that I get to pick the ride and can ride anywhere in the world. Most of the legendary Grand Tour climbs are covered. I like the ability to select virtual racing partners that are close to me in ability, which I find is a motivator. The downside is the video quality varies from route to route. I have not encountered any buginess with the software and there seems to be regular updates

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Re: Rouvy - everything you want to know

Postby MrB123 » Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:24 am

Anyone tried the new augmented routes yet?

The premise is an interesting one - you ride a video route as normal (there are roughly 10 routes available at present) but you appear on the screen as an animated avatar and other people riding that route at the same time as you also appear. So it's a bit like Zwift I suppose but with a real video backdrop rather than computer graphics.

First impressions are pretty positive. The video routes themselves are excellent quality. There are also some nice touches such as signs appearing at the side of the road to tell you about gradient changes and banners over the road where the split times are taken. The graphics of the riders are not amazing but they do the job.

I haven't participated in any of the group rides yet so it remains to be seen how it all works when there are lots of people on the same route. I have tried it using the virtual partner mode which works well, the VP appearing on screen as another rider.

Hopefully all this new functionality isn't going to lead to a significant increase in pricing!

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Re: Rouvy - everything you want to know

Postby philthy3 » Fri Nov 23, 2018 14:09 pm

Giving this a try at the moment with a Premium account. The instructions for various bits are a bit lacking in translation such as adding family to the account and still haven't figured out how to add a real partner to a ride. I'm using a Direto via BTE or ANT+ on Windows and iOS and haven't suffered any drop outs. Images don't appear to be too stuttery. The resistance though, seems to be OTT. 1% gradients are feeling like 6%. Possibly need to check the belt tension on the Direto again and re-calibrate.

On the whole though, a better experience than Zwift for me, although I'm not a fan of Zwift anyway.
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