There is a whole world of smart trainers now. With options for every person and every budget. But when it comes to budget, coming in at around £500 with offers, the Elite Direto has been the best trainer in terms of price and features. Will Elite be able to maintain that with the new Elite Direto X?
Tag: Turbo Trainer
The Elite TUO trainer shows that there is still life in the class bike trainer market. Given that Elite is very much committed to direct-drive units like the Suito and Direto X, what have Elite done to draw buyers eyes to the wheel-on Elite TUO?
Autumn is upon us, and that means turbo trainers reviews. This is my first hands-on impression of the stunning Elite Fuoripista as I visited the Elite Factory. So let’s get into things!
The latest Wahoo KICKR is a revamp, but only mildly so. Is it enough of an update to compete against the latest smart trainers? Let’s see!
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
The Smart Bike Revolution is here, and one of the first to show was Tacx. Here is their Tacx NEO Smart Bike Eurobike offering
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
Elite Cycling is a cycling accessory company which needs no introduction. This month I have been lucky enough to have Elite open their factory doors to me in Italy, to see how the company is injecting Italian style into cycling accessories… and the next generation of turbo trainers
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…
The original Tacx Flux reviewed highlighted a few issues – Not least a bricked trainer. A long phone call to Tacx & HQ visit found the source
Having been using the Cycleops Hammer for a couple of months now after ZwiftCon, I’m in a much better place to give an idea as to how the latest Cycleops unit feels, and more importantly, how it responds to race conditions, in order to be able to class this review as a proper Zwift Gear…
Many turbo manufacturers produce own branded mats for use with their trainers. While brand loyalty is nice, and my OCD plays well with a trainer matched to the manufacturer mat, they are rarely bundled with a turbo, so the price is thus a major factor. So assuming you are opening your own wallet which is…
Following in the glut of direct mount turbo trainers releases this year, Tacx has launched to Tacx Flux. With very similar internals to that of the TacX Neo but without headline-grabbing features such as road feel and downhill simulation. Instead, we save a considerable chunk of money and gain a smaller package. So have Tacx made the…
For myself, the biggest product announcements of 2016 have been the new direct mount trainers from Tacx, Elite and Cycleops. I have finally managed to get my hands on a Cycleops Hammer – There will be a full review and Zwift Gear Test, shortly, but for now, here is something to consider as an appetiser!
Direct drive turbos are the pinnacle of Smart trainers. But they are also associated with stratospheric prices in many cases. The Wahoo KICKR SNAP is pitched as their low-cost version of the KICKR. The same industrial design philosophy as their bigger KICKR, but with a less wallet damaging entry fee – How is the Zwift…
Another year and another crop of turbo trainers. While we’re still waiting for TacX to release the Flux, Elite got in with an early punch bringing a slew of new turbo trainers to the market. Here is a full blow by blow Zwift Gear Test looking at the new Elite Drivo Turbo from just about every angle