Fitness is frequently a fickle concept. Wahoo has tried to blur the lines between work and sport with the new Wahoo KICKR Desk. So is this a just a standing desk targeted at cyclists, or perhaps something more useful? Continue Reading →
In 2015 the Wahoo KICKR was the turbo trainer I opened my wallet for. Since then, I’ve been able to test most of the smart turbo trainers on the market. But over the last two years, competition Wahoo has faced have really upped their game. So in 2017, is the new Wahoo KICKR (Gen 2) enough of an update to compete against the latest smart trainers? Let’s find out in the latest Zwift Gear Test! Continue Reading →
Having been using the Cycleops Hammer for a couple of months now after ZwiftCon, I’m in a much better place to give an idea as to how the latest Cycleops unit feels, and more importantly, how it responds to race conditions, in order to be able to class this review as a proper Zwift Gear Test! So if you are interested in the new trainer on the block, read on in the Cycleops Hammer review and Zwift Gear Test!
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Many turbo manufacturers produce own branded mats for use with their trainers. While brand loyalty is nice, and my OCD plays well with a trainer matched to the manufacturer mat, they are rarely bundled with a turbo, so the price is thus a major factor. So assuming you are opening your own wallet which is the best for catching your sweat?
Cycleops has come back to the direct drive turbo market with the Hammer, but in a one, two blow, they have also released a wheel on trainer in the form of the Cycleops Magnus, coming in at under half the price of the bigger Hammer. I’ve been using the Cycleops Hammer and the Magnus now for about six weeks, so how do they compare, and how do the hills on Zwift feel through the wheel with the Cycleops Magnus? It sounds like we need another Zwift Gear Test!
Direct drive turbos are the pinnacle of Smart trainers. But they are also associated with stratospheric prices in many cases. The Wahoo KICKR SNAP is pitched as their low-cost version of the KICKR. The same industrial design philosophy as their bigger KICKR, but with a less wallet damaging entry fee – How is the Zwift experience affected on Wahoo’s “budget” offering?
Another year and another crop of turbo trainers. Whilst we’re still waiting for TacX to release the Flux, Elite got in with an early punch bringing a slew of new turbo trainers to the market. Here is a full blow by blow Zwift Gear Test looking at the new Elite Drivo Turbo from just about every angle Continue Reading →