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Awards  Editors' Choice Award Best Buy Award  Best Buy Award 
Price $1,200.00 at REI$1,400 List$999.99 at Amazon
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Pros Good road feel, accurate power, easy to carryDoes not require calibration, realistic road-feel, broad compatibility, wider support for 3rd party appsLower price range for a premium trainer, good responsiveness, smooth, high power accuracyLightweight, lots of room to kick out power, compact, versatile, more responsive than earlier versionsAffordable, simple to set up, easy to take on the road, great control for a tire drive trainer
Cons Heavy, expensivePower output/response can lag, pricey, heavy, somewhat of a pain to move around and set upRequires calibration, heavy, slightly aggressive in ERG modeTakes a bit to assemble, needs periodic calibration, ERG can be spotty, occasional BLE connectivity dropsResistance unit is just a bit bulky and heavy, manual drum adjustment, lower responsiveness
Bottom Line A top of the line direct drive smart trainer that narrowly missed out on our Editors' Choice AwardYou’ll be hard-pressed to find a better bike trainerEverything you want in a premium trainer for way lessSimple enough to get you up and running without much hassle, smart enough to get you lost in a virtual rideOne of the easiest smart control trainers to set up and get rolling without sacrificing performance
Rating Categories Wahoo Fitness Kickr Tacx Neo 2T Smart Saris H3 Direct Drive Elite Direto X Kinetic Road Machine Control
Connectivity And Power Accuracy (25%)
9
9
8
8
6
Road Feel (25%)
8
9
8
7
6
Design (20%)
9
9
9
8
7
Setup (20%)
8
8
6
6
8
Portability (10%)
6
6
8
7
8
Specs Wahoo Fitness Kickr Tacx Neo 2T Smart Saris H3 Direct... Elite Direto X Kinetic Road...
Type Direct drive Direct drive Direct drive Direct drive Tire drive
Weight (lbs) 45 lbs 47 lbs 47 lbs 33 lbs 28 lbs
Compatible Platforms-TrainerRoad, Zwift Yes, both. Also Wahoo Smartphone App, Rouvy, and The Sufferfest. Yes, both. Also Tacx Films, Rouvy, Sufferfest, Kinomap, FulGaz, BKool, and Road Grand Tours. Yes, both. Also Rouvy. Yes, both. Also The Sufferfest, Bikevo, Kinomap. Yes, both. Also Kinetic Fit, Rouvy, Kinomap, The Sufferfest and FulGaz.
Communication Protocol ANT+ FEC, Bluetooth Smart ANT+ FE-C, Bluetooth FTMS ANT+ FE-C, Bluetooth FTMS ANT+ FE-C, Bluetooth FTMS ANT+ FE-C, Bluetooth FTMS
Dimensions L-H-W (inches) 20.25" x 18" x 28.25" 22.6" x 29.5" x 21.7" 31” x 18.5” x 19.5” 33"x25.6"x2.7" 32"x22.4"x16"
Storage Dimensions LxHxW (inches) 20.5" x 18.25" x 8.75" 24.4" × 10.2" × 17.3" 8.5” x 18.5” x 19.5” 11.8"x25.6"x21.7" 20.75"x8.25"x21.5"
Power Comparison 3 watts, 1% 1-3 watts, 1% 1-3 watts, 1% 2-4 watts, 2% 10 watts, 5%
Decibel @ 230 Watts 64.6 dB 57.8 dB 55.3 dB 62.1 dB 55.9 dB
Roll Out Time @ 200 watts 53 seconds 26 seconds 58 seconds 15 seconds 17 seconds
Flywheel 12.5 lbs Virtual 20 lbs 9.3 lbs 12 lbs
Additonal Cassette Sram 11spd included, Campy freehub option available No Cassette included No Cassette included No Cassette included Skewer included
Axel compatibility 130mm and 135mm compatible only. 130mm, 135mm || Adaptors for 142mm and 148mm available through Tacx. 130mm, 135mm compatible || Thru-axle available for 142mm and 148mm through CycleOps. 130mm, 135mm compatible || 142mm thru-axle available, 148mm requires Boost adaptor from Elite. 130mm, 135mm || 142mm and 148mm adaptors available through Kinetic.
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