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Elite Direto X
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Awards  Editors' Choice Award  Best Buy Award Best Buy Award 
Price $900 List$1,399.99 at Amazon
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Pros Lightweight, lots of room to kick out power, compact, versatile, more responsive than earlier versionsDoes not require calibration, realistic road-feel, broad compatibility, wider support for 3rd party appsGood road feel, accurate power, easy to carryLower price range for a premium trainer, good responsiveness, smooth, high power accuracyAffordable, simple to set up, easy to take on the road, great control for a tire drive trainer
Cons Takes a bit to assemble, needs periodic calibration, ERG can be spotty, occasional BLE connectivity dropsPower output/response can lag, pricey, heavy, somewhat of a pain to move around and set upHeavy, expensiveRequires calibration, heavy, slightly aggressive in ERG modeResistance unit is just a bit bulky and heavy, manual drum adjustment, lower responsiveness
Bottom Line Simple enough to get you up and running without much hassle, smart enough to get you lost in a virtual rideYou’ll be hard-pressed to find a better bike trainerA top of the line direct drive smart trainer that narrowly missed out on our Editors' Choice AwardEverything you want in a premium trainer for way lessOne of the easiest smart control trainers to set up and get rolling without sacrificing performance
Rating Categories Elite Direto X Tacx Neo 2T Smart Wahoo Fitness Kickr Saris H3 Direct Drive Kinetic Road Machine Control
Connectivity And Power Accuracy (25%)
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9
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6
Road Feel (25%)
7
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6
Design (20%)
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7
Setup (20%)
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8
Portability (10%)
7
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8
Specs Elite Direto X Tacx Neo 2T Smart Wahoo Fitness Kickr Saris H3 Direct... Kinetic Road...
Type Direct drive Direct drive Direct drive Direct drive Tire drive
Weight (lbs) 33 lbs 47 lbs 45 lbs 47 lbs 28 lbs
Compatible Platforms-TrainerRoad, Zwift Yes, both. Also The Sufferfest, Bikevo, Kinomap. Yes, both. Also Tacx Films, Rouvy, Sufferfest, Kinomap, FulGaz, BKool, and Road Grand Tours. Yes, both. Also Wahoo Smartphone App, Rouvy, and The Sufferfest. Yes, both. Also Rouvy. Yes, both. Also Kinetic Fit, Rouvy, Kinomap, The Sufferfest and FulGaz.
Communication Protocol ANT+ FE-C, Bluetooth FTMS ANT+ FE-C, Bluetooth FTMS ANT+ FEC, Bluetooth Smart ANT+ FE-C, Bluetooth FTMS ANT+ FE-C, Bluetooth FTMS
Dimensions L-H-W (inches) 33"x25.6"x2.7" 22.6" x 29.5" x 21.7" 20.25" x 18" x 28.25" 31” x 18.5” x 19.5” 32"x22.4"x16"
Storage Dimensions LxHxW (inches) 11.8"x25.6"x21.7" 24.4" × 10.2" × 17.3" 20.5" x 18.25" x 8.75" 8.5” x 18.5” x 19.5” 20.75"x8.25"x21.5"
Power Comparison 2-4 watts, 2% 1-3 watts, 1% 3 watts, 1% 1-3 watts, 1% 10 watts, 5%
Decibel @ 230 Watts 62.1 dB 57.8 dB 64.6 dB 55.3 dB 55.9 dB
Roll Out Time @ 200 watts 15 seconds 26 seconds 53 seconds 58 seconds 17 seconds
Flywheel 9.3 lbs Virtual 12.5 lbs 20 lbs 12 lbs
Additonal No Cassette included No Cassette included Cassette Sram 11spd included, Campy freehub option available No Cassette included Skewer included
Axel compatibility 130mm, 135mm compatible || 142mm thru-axle available, 148mm requires Boost adaptor from Elite. 130mm, 135mm || Adaptors for 142mm and 148mm available through Tacx. 130mm and 135mm compatible only. 130mm, 135mm compatible || Thru-axle available for 142mm and 148mm through CycleOps. 130mm, 135mm || 142mm and 148mm adaptors available through Kinetic.
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