Zwift: How to unlock the Concept Z1 bike

Climb your way to the bike every Zwifter wants

This is a sponsored article in association with Zwift.


Unlocking Zwift’s concept bike is a challenge that takes a bit of planning and a lot of climbing, but the end result is worth it.

Your hard work and cycling will be rewarded with a sleek, futuristic machine that looks like something from a sci-fi film — the bike every Zwifter has their eye on.

Choose the right challenge

Once you launch Zwift and your avatar is ready to ride, click on the ‘Menu’ button in the bottom left corner, and then select the ‘Challenges’ window in the centre-right section of the menu.

If an illustration that looks like Mount Everest appears, you may have already chosen the challenge you need to complete to unlock the concept bike. Otherwise, click on ‘Select another challenge’ and choose ‘Climb Mount Everest’.

Climb Mount Everest and then some

Every time you Zwift, climb as much as you’re able. You can check your progress by clicking on the Challenges window — reaching the top of Mount Everest requires ascending 29,035 feet (8,850 metres), which is no mean feat and is a great accomplishment in itself.

But to unlock the concept bike, you need to climb a total of 164,042 feet (50,000 metres), so keep pedalling!

As soon as you achieve this, a banner will appear to let you know you’ve succeeded.

Pick your concept bike

Climb 164,042 feet / 50,000 metres to unlock the Concept Z1 bike
Zwift concept bike
Courtesy of Zwift

Select the ‘Customise’ button on the menu and then choose the Concept Z1 bike.


Use the slider to choose your preferred colour, return to the virtual roads and show off your new ride!