Tag Archives: Trainers

The Smart Trainer Annual Recommendations Guide–2018 Edition

It’s that time of year again: Indoor trainer season. Though in reality, that’s actually not terribly true these days. With indoor training apps and the entire experience becoming more and more immersive, more and more people are using them all … Read More Here

Hands-on: Tacx NEO 2 Smart Trainer

Squeaking in just under the wire for the 2018 Trainer Guide is the just announced Tacx NEO 2 Smart Trainer, the successor to the top of the line and now three-year-old Tacx NEO Trainer.  This new model brings a handful … Read More Here

Tacx Flux S Trainer In-Depth Review

It’s been a bit over a month since Tacx first announced the Flux S, which despite looking similar at a distance to the also newly announced Flux 2, is indeed different. Aside from price (the Flux S is $749USD and … Read More Here

Hands-on: Zwift’s New York City Course is Now Available

After bits of teasing since earlier this summer, the Zwift New York City course is finally here. And, it’s nothing like what you expected. Well, unless you expected flying cars, levitating translucent roadways, and buses dangling from glowing blue railway … Read More Here

Minoura Kagura DT Smart Trainer In-Depth Review

It’s been almost precisely one year since I last posted about the Minoura Kagura DT (aka the LST9200). Almost all of which I had an unopened box of a Kagura DT sitting patiently in a corner. First in Paris, and … Read More Here

First Look: The $749 Tacx Flux S Smart Trainer (Direct Drive)

Last week at Interbike, Tacx announced the Flux S, making it the second Flux trainer announced in almost as many months.  The first Flux trainer was announced this past summer at Eurobike, the Flux 2.  The Flux 2 was designed … Read More Here

First Look: Kinetic R1 Direct Drive Trainer

And just like that, Kinetic has joined the direct drive trainer flotilla. But unlike everyone else, their trainer actually rolls. Or tilts I suppose. I guess it could roll if you fall off it. Kinetic has taken their popular Rock … Read More Here

Wahoo KICKR CORE Trainer In-Depth Review

This past July at Eurobike, Wahoo announced their two latest trainers – the near-annual update of their mainstay, the Wahoo KICKR (2018 Edition), as well as a new lower priced trainer – the KICKR CORE. Wahoo has always had an … Read More Here

FulGaz rolls out Apple TV App–First Ride Details

Over the last week FulGaz, the indoor trainer app that lets you ride outdoor routes indoors, released their Apple TV variant of the app. This is notable for a few reasons.  First, they’ve become the second app to do so … Read More Here

Magene Gravat2 Smart Trainer In-Depth Review

There’s a pretty good chance you’ve never heard of Magene, nor Gravat (or the Gravat2).  But that’s OK, now you have. There’s also a pretty good chance you’re not going to buy this product. Not because it’s got any issues, … Read More Here

Zwift Tidbits from Eurobike: New course specifics, real-life course preview, and other bits

This won’t be a long post, but darn-it, I went out and rode a beastly loop of the new Austrian course, and thus I’m determined to make something of that time spent in the saddle.  Thus, here we go. As … Read More Here

Wahoo KICKR 2018 Trainer In-Depth Review

It’s Wahoo’s first totally silent trainer – but is it worth the cost over the KICKR CORE which costs $300 less? And is the new flywheel that meaningful?

Wahoo Headwind Fan In-Depth Review

I’ve written many in-depth reviews over the years. Trainers, GPS watches, action cams, drones…and yes, even a blender once (I still have the blender, it’s awesome). But, never a fan. But there’s a first time for everything, and today is … Read More Here

Elite Fuoripista 14,000EUR Indoor Smart Bike: First Ride and Specs

I anticipate the cheapest sports technology gadget I’ll release a review or early look on here at Eurobike 2018 will cost about $60. But perhaps I’ll end up finding something that fits into my realm for cheaper.  What I don’t … Read More Here

CycleOps Shows Off New Indoor Trainer Moving Platform

This year at Eurobike it’s all about the very unique products. Be it the Elite Fuoripista or the Tacx Neo Bike Smart, companies are throwing out products that are pushing the boundaries of what we know of as indoor training … Read More Here

What’s Baseline on a Smart Trainer in 2018?

Last week Shane Miller posted his review of the TechnoGym MyCycling Smart Trainer.  For those not familiar (which is almost all of you), TechnoGym makes a direct drive trainer, sorta like the Wahoo KICKR, except missing all the stuff that … Read More Here

Hands-on with Road Grand Tours and their new update: Is it a viable Zwift competitor?

(This is the second post in the ‘Is it a viable Zwift competitor’ series, the first being VirtuGO earlier this year. Like Disney’s Star Wars plans, this titled series may continue until the next millennia without any real plot twists). … Read More Here

JetBlack WhisperDrive Smart Trainer: An Interim Review

One of the challenges with writing reviews that the whole world will see, especially on products that are in relatively limited supply, is what happens when things aren’t finished baking yet.  Not in the sense of a transient bug that … Read More Here

Hands-on with VirtuGO: Is it a viable Zwift competitor?

Within the trainer app realm, much is made of the giants – Zwift and TrainerRoad.  And rightfully so, they’ve grown their respective customer bases over years with boatloads of happy customers.  At the other end of the spectrum is a … Read More Here

Annual Winter 2017-2018 Bike Trainer Recommendations

And just like that, it’s already fall.  The summer season is past us (well, unless you’re in Australia), and it’s time to pick out that trainer for the weekend.  Sure, the weather in much of the US and Europe right … Read More Here

Into Thin Air: Bkool’s New 2017-2018 Trainer Lineup

While it’s traditional that most European trainer companies announced their new wares at Eurobike, Spain-based Bkool decided to eschew that for a few more weeks of prep and then launch their new trainer products at Interbike instead.  Unfortunately, that didn’t … Read More Here

Elite Direto Trainer In-Depth Review

Earlier this summer Elite announced the Direto, a direct drive trainer that’s fully integrated into the likes of Zwift and TrainerRoad. Priced at $899 it was initially targeted at the mid-range price market, but over the course of the last … Read More Here

Hands-on: Wattbike introduces new Atom stationary bike (with ANT+/BLE and more!)

Today Wattbike has introduced their first consumer-focused smart stationary bike.  And unlike some of the other ideas floating around – this one is actually real, here today, and with production underway.  So much real that a unit has been sitting … Read More Here

Wahoo’s New 2017 KICKR SNAP Trainer: Hands-on

This week Wahoo quietly launched an updated version of the KICKR SNAP trainer.  That’s Wahoo’s lower-end trainer that sits at $599USD.  Of course, Wahoo only makes two trainers – the full KICKR (direct-drive), and the KICKR SNAP (wheel-on).  The full … Read More Here

Elite’s new Direto trainer–Hands on!

Today Elite announced their newest trainer for the 2017-2018 winter trainer season – the Direto.  This direct drive controllable trainer is notable partly for its price ($899), but also partly because it’s sporting easily the highest accuracy rating of any … Read More Here