Smart Trainers, looked at using the Zwift Gear Test protocol
Sometimes with sports tech, it is the internals of a product which undergoes considerable updates, but the exterior…well just the colour changes. ANT+ FEC and Bluetooth FTMS now mean you have ask how will the unit perform in a Zwift Gear Test?
The Kurt Kinetic Roll and Roll Smart Control is quite unique in the world of smart trainers, as the elastomer feet allow you to, well Rock and Roll. But is that extra movement a good thing in a Zwift race, or an hindrance in our favourite e-sport? Sounds like we need a Zwift Gear Test!
Tacx Neo Smart Trainer Isokinetic / Isotonic Functions Whilst the Tacx Neo was initially released in 2015, the nature of the electronic-magnetic core of the unit has means that Tacx has been able to add new features over time via firmware updates. The biggest of these was probably the road feel, which people experience quite…
At the end of July Wahoo pushed out an update to the Wahoo KICKR SNAP. Certainly not enough to trigger a debate as to whether this should be a version 2.0 update, but something to keep in mind if you are looking to upgrade to a smart trainer in 2017
Tacx Neo Smart Bike – The Smart Bike Had Landed… Nearly Every trainer company and his dog are working in secret on a smart trainer. Well, that is what the world rumour mill seems to suggest if you spend enough time on the Zwift forums and listen to Simon Schofield on the ZwiftCast (or watch…
The Elite Direto is the latest turbo trainer to come from the Italian cycling company, but the turbo trainer market has changed considerably since their top of the range smart trainer, the Elite Drivo, launched. How will their junior direct drive model fair in 2017? We need a Zwift Gear Test!
Making turbo trainers is one thing, but building accurate and robust trainers is an entirely different matter. Elite recently opened their factory doors to me to see what goes into building an Elite trainer, and to take a look at their latest trainer the Elite Direto
The VeloReality Lynx turbo trainer is an indoor cycling system created by a software company. So we had a device produced from a different mindset than the usual turbo. As a result a very different product! The real question though, is how does the Lynx perform on Zwift? Time for a #ZwiftGearTest!
Power meter vs. Power estimator. Does it matter? Rather than a strain gauge, the Elite Rampa uses a power estimator, Elite have previously championed the optical power meter with the Drivo, so what effect does that bring to the Elite Rampa? We look at power accuracy as we try to answer the common question “How…