Tag Archives: Trainers

Kinomap Rolls out Coached Workout Functionality, Revamped User Interface, Apple TV App

Kinomap has launched their slate of Winter 2019-2020 platform updates, which include not just a revamped and refreshed user interface, but also a new capability that allows coaches to upload their own videos to the platform and have users/athletes iterate … Read More Here

Wahoo’s KICKR Bike with Built-In CLIMB: Everything you ever wanted to know

In a move that probably shouldn’t surprise anyone– Wahoo has joined the indoor smart bike fray, with their new KICKR Bike. This unit is far more than just a KICKR and a CLIMB squished together on an L-shaped chunk of … Read More Here

Hands-On: Tacx’s NEO 2T Smart Trainer With Increased Power

At Eurobike this year Tacx has announced their latest update to the Tacx Neo Series, with the new 2T trainer. For those not familiar with the Tacx lineup, the Neo series is their top of the line trainer. It’s virtually … Read More Here

Elite Direto X Smart Trainer In-Depth Review

While Eurobike doesn’t officially start for another 15 hours, Elite is joining Saris in getting a jumpstart on things, this time on Eurobike Eve. Elite has just announced three new products – the Elite Direto X (this post), the Elite … Read More Here

Saris H3 Smart Trainer In-Depth Review

CycleOps…err…now Saris is getting a bit ahead of the Eurobike show announcement flood by starting early. Today they’ve announced three new products. First, is this post – the Saris H3 (Hammer 3) trainer. This trainer gets a bit quieter while … Read More Here

5 Random Things I Did This Weekend

While the wind was blowing strong this past weekend here in the Netherlands, that didn’t keep us from putting our best bike foot forward. Here’s this weekend’s super bike-themed roundup of what we were up to. 1) More beer bottle … Read More Here

Hands-On: Elite’s New $799 Suito Smart Trainer (with cassette)

From the first ride to the initial power accuracy, plus sound levels and more – I dig into what may be the best value trainer of 2019. Read More Here

4iiii Acquires STAC Performance, Makers of Near-Silent Trainers (and other products)

The consolidation in the power meter and trainer industry continues this year, with 4iiii announcing today they’ve completed the acquisition of STAC Performance, which you’ll remember makes the virtually silent trainer that I rode inside our baby nursery.  STAC also … Read More Here

CycleOps H2 (Hammer 2) Trainer In-Depth Review

This past summer at Eurobike, CycleOps somewhat quietly announced their new Hammer 2 trainer, more officially known as the H2. This trainer would take the existing Hammer 1 that the company released a few years back, apply a new coat … Read More Here

Wahoo CEO Details Fixes for Issues Surrounding KICKR 2018 & KICKR CORE

Since the Wahoo KICKR 2018 and KICKR CORE were announced back at Eurobike 2018 (in July), it hasn’t entirely been smooth sailing for either product. While both have been enormously popular, and certainly the vast majority of people haven’t had … Read More Here

Tacx NEO 2 Smart Trainer In-Depth Review

While the Tacx NEO 2 was the last product of the year that Tacx announced – a mere 45 days ago – it’s actually shipping already, unlike its bigger brother the long-awaited Neo Smart Bike.  Part of that reason, as … Read More Here

How to: Troubleshooting Power Meter and Trainer Accuracy Issues

No matter the product, eventually, for every product review I post, sooner or later someone has a power related accuracy issue with their unit. In today’s post, I’ll be focusing on power meter and trainer accuracy issues. But perhaps down … Read More Here

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

Can the KICKR CORE save you $300 over the regular KICKR? I dig in for all the pros and cons, from accuracy to road feel, apps and more. 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 an upgrade? Plus – how well does it work with Zwift, TrainerRoad and other apps? Read More Here

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