The Kinetic Road Machine is a simple fluid drive trainer that is foolproof and easy to use. The robust design and excellent road feel set it apart from other non-smart trainers we tested. An affordable price with solid scores in all of our comparative testing fields makes it the obvious choice for our Best Buy Award. Make no mistake, this may be an affordable product but it is by no means an inferior piece of equipment. If you are not interested in the more technically advanced smart trainer options like the Hammer Direct Drive then this is the trainer for you.
For $369 (compared to $339) consider upgrading to the Kinetic Road Machine Smart, the same trainer we tested with the Kinetic inRide sensor, that allows for connection with Zwift and TrainerRoad. For the tech-savvy rider or the obsessive data collector, this trainer is an awesome way to get a little more out of one of our favorite trainers.