The Kickr Snap earns the highest overall score of any tire drive trainer we tested. This smart trainer uses your rear tire to turn a highly evolved controllable electromagnetic resistance unit. Tire drive trainers have advantages and disadvantages when compared to the more expensive direct drive trainers like the CycleOps Hammer. The primary advantage of a tire drive trainer is a more affordable price, and the Snap was a favorite among our testers. It is the clear winner of our Top Pick Award for Tire Drive Smart Trainers. If the price of a direct drive model is a non-starter, and you want an advanced, reliable smart trainer, then look no further than the Kicker Snap.
If price isn't a factor in your decision making, upgrade to the Snap's direct drive sibling. The Wahoo Fitness Kicky has a higher price but also much higher performance, scoring higher in every test metric. If the $600 price tag of the Kickr Snap is too spendy, the Kinetic Road Machine Smart offers reliable performance at a fantastic price.