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?
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If you have spent ANY time in the Zwift Facebook Groups, one of the most significant discussion points is, which is the best turbo trainer of Zwift? So let’s start of the Zwift Turbotrainer Wars series by having the Wahoo KICKR 2017 and the Tacx Neo go head to head! 3…2…1… FIGHT!
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!
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
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
For 2017 the Polar M460 receives a small spec bump from the original Polar M450. But Polar clearly shows that tight dimensions and even tighter pricing doesn’t mean you have to skimp on features. Plus if you ice the cake with Strava Live Segments, you might have a winning device!
It is not often that you get new players coming in the power meter market, and pretty much getting it right straight out of the gate, but Favero, an electronics giant in Italy happens to have managed that with the BePro pedals. Given these are a relatively inexpensive power meter pedal, sounds like we need…