Category: Reviews

Tacx Vortex Smart Trainer Review T2180

Tacx Vortex Smart Trainer Review – Long Term With The T2180 The Tacx Vortex smart trainer T2180 was the first interactive smart trainer produced by Tacx, but now sits in their lower range of smart trainers. The T2180 is controlled by power assisted resistance and controlled by software such as Tacx’s own Tacx Cloud or other third party software like Zwift and TrainerRoad. Tacx has for many years had many excellent turbo trainers to choose from. Ranging from the popular entry level Tacx Blue Motion, all the way up to the new Tacx Neo smart direct drive trainer. The...

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CycleOps Hammer Smart Trainer Preview

CycleOps Hammer Smart Trainer At A Glance Read Our In-depth Long Term CycleOps Hammer Smart Trainer Review Here In modern cycle training, it’s possible to get an indoor experience that quite closely mimics what you would get if you were out on the road on your bike. This is incredibly important for cyclists who stay in places where the weather can have a serious impact on their training schedule. It’s also a big deal for those who don’t have an ideal place to ride close to where they live. Smart trainers are now able to connect to training apps...

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Tacx Neo Smart Trainer Review – T2800

Tacx Neo Smart Trainer T2800 Long Term Review The new breed of turbo trainers (smart trainers) are indoor resistance units that connect wirelessly via ANT+ or Bluetooth with apps and software such as Zwift and TrainerRoad. They record the effort you produce and also control the trainers resistance, either to regulate an interval session or simulate a gradient. In this category of bike trainer, the Tacx Neo smart trainer T2800 is in many ways the best unit currently available on the market. As stated above, Smart trainers wirelessly interact with software and apps to control both the resistance and...

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CycleOps Hammer Trainer Review

CycleOps Hammer Trainer Review 2016 has been a big year for direct drive trainers, with new models from Tacx, Elite and Cycleops just to name a few. We managed to get hold of the new Cycleops Hammer trainer, read our long term review below. Cycleops has been mostly known for their Powertap hub and has made solid performing turbo trainers for years, under its own name and the PowerTap brand. Cycleops have now released their first turbo trainer into the direct drive market. Direct drive means you can remove your rear wheel and mount your bike directly to the...

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Elite Drivo Smart Trainer Review

Elite Drivo Smart Trainer Review Last Summer (2016) Elite launched four new Indoor trainers/rollers, with a goal to simplify their trainer line up. One of the new trainers that was introduced for 2016 was the Elite Drivo smart trainer. The Drivo has now become Elites top-end smart trainer. Elite already had some of the most accurate trainers on the market in their line-up, but the new Drivo brings lab-quality data and accuracy directly into a direct drive, electronically controlled unit. I got my hands on the Elite Drivo smart trainer at the end of 2016 and have been reviewing...

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