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!
Wahoo has a range of heart rate monitors in the TICKR line, all using the standard chest strap. As optical heart rate devices have proliferated on smartwatches, we are also seeing the growth of stand-alone optical HRM units. How has Wahoo tried to differentiate themselves with the Wahoo TICKR fit?
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
This was my first time attending Eurobike in Germany, and it’s been an utter blast.So one week after returning to the shores of Blighty, these are my highlights from Friedrichshafen, covering tech, cycling, and life – in no particular order!
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…
Wahoo KICKR Climb – Indoor Cycling Grade Simulator PREVIEW The world of indoor training has changed a lot over the last few years, and Zwift has largely been a proponent of that change. The change from a classic or “dumb” trainer when cycling through Watopia is huge, not least of all when you hit that…
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!
The Favero BePro pedals basically came out of nowhere on the power meter market in 2015. But two years later they have launched their successor to the BePro the ASSIOMA – let’s take a look at what has changed, and should you consider them for use in your Zwift Cave, with 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