Elite Drivo Smart Trainer First Look
The Elite Drivo Smart Trainer is Elite’s new top of the line smart turbo trainer costing an eye-watering $1,299. Elite claim an impressive power accuracy of +/- 1% which would make it the most accurate smart trainer currently available on market. In comparison, the Tacx Neo and Wahoo Kickr offer accuracy of +/-2% and +/-3% respectively. To get such accurate power readings, Elite say the Drivo uses a 24 point power measuring system through each pedal stroke meaning the Elite Drivo records power “as precisely as scientific measuring devices”
The Elite Drivo has a whopping flywheel on it weighing in at an impressive 6kg’s, making it the heaviest out there, 400g heavier than the Kickr’s, with Elite claiming a fantastic “on the road” ride feel.
The Drivo can handle power outputs of up to 2,200 watts making it suitable for even most Pro riders. Also impressive is the Drivo trainer’s ability to hold 950 watts at speeds as low as 20kph replicating 25% gradients and allowing for low cadence force work sessions.
Elite are also claiming that the Drivo smart trainer is so quiet that the only noise you’ll hear whilst training is that of your drivetrain, making it an excellent option of trainer for those that live in houses with thin walls.
As expected the Elite Drivo smart trainer utilizes both ANT+ & Bluetooth connectivity, meaning it can be used with Elite’s own myETraining software or with all the top third party training software apps like TrainerRoad and Zwift.
The Elite Drivo smart trainer looks to be a serious piece of kit costing serious money, but with the popularity of online training software programs like Zwift and TrainerRoad, it seems a price that many are now happy to spend.
Keep your eyes peeled for our full detailed review of the Elite Drivo smart trainer coming soon!
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