Tacx Flux S Smart Direct Drive Trainer
Cycling Trainers Tacx Flux S Smart Direct Drive Trainer. Its watts ceiling, simulated incline, and accuracy are all lower than the more expensive models listed above, but it’s still able to reproduce pretty much any conditions you could want. It tops off at 10% inclines, but climbs like Alpe d’Huez do, too, with the famed ascent only hitting 11% for a kilometer or so. The Flux S also provides up to 1,500 watts of resistance, which is admittedly lower than the Flux 2 (2,000 watts) and Neo 2 (2,200 watts), but still more than the 1,200 watts it took for Greipel to attack the field at the 2016 edition of Flanders.
Tacx Neo 2 Smart Direct Drive Trainer
Cycling Trainers Tacx Neo 2 Smart Direct Drive Trainer. Despite the noise reduction, the Neo 2 is still a fully functional smart trainer that reproduces virtual courses in terms of inclines and declines, which we’d expect, but is also able to reproduce the feel of the surface being ridden, which is an unexpected surprise that helps to enliven indoor training sessions and sets it further apart from the rest of Tacx’s trainers. (And yes, that does include cobblestones–a true blessing for those of us who get our Roubaix fix from gravel roads.) The Neo 2 is also updated with features like improved cadence sensing, analysis of pedal stroke and power data for both crank arms, and more responsive resistance control. While those features are of immediate use, the addition of improved memory capacity and thru-axle adapters mean the unit is also future-proof, giving it digital space to accommodate future updates to firmware and features and physical space to accommodate thru-axles as the industry moves more towards disc brakes.
Tacx Satori Smart Wireless Training Base
Cycling Trainers Tacx Satori Smart Wireless Training Base. The Satori’s magnetic braking system is controlled by a lever on your handlebar, allowing you to set the level of desired resistance at any of the ten positions mid-ride with ease, and maxes out at 950 watts. It also measures your speed to calculate your cadence and power with exceptionally accurate results, and then transmits this data via the ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth Smart technology to any of your connected devices. Through dual-technology, the Satori allows you to monitor and update your performance on several devices at the same time.
Wahoo Fitness Kickr Snap Smart Power Trainer
Cycling Trainers Wahoo Fitness KICKR SNAP Smart Power Trainer. Upgrade your at-home base camp and train with Wahoo’s KICKR SNAP PowerTrainer to make you feel like you’re riding outside and getting the most out of your suffer sessions. While some days certainly call for spinning the pedals mindlessly while binge watching your favorite show, if you want to get better by spring, sync up the KICKR SNAP with your favorite training app and do some work. One of the friendlier trainers on the market, the KICKR SNAP works with just about every major training app, ANT+, Bluetooth, as well as Android, Windows, or Apple devices, so you can track your workout and control the trainer from one place.