Break a sweat with Elite’s 2016-17 trainer lineup including most accurate power measurement for a trainer, ever?

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Whether you’re a novice or a pro, trainers are common practice. For weekend riders you may look at a simple fluid/mag trainer to get an hour or two in, and for the pro/club rider you may go for integrated power and route tracking. Either way, Elite has a machine for any level of rider, from rollers to direct drive systems. Get set up past the break…

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Elite’s Drivo offers a direct drive system providing quiet resistance. It has the ability to measure power 24 times per revolution with about 1% degree of error. A 6 kg wheel is held within the body and uses magnetic resistance. It’s ANT+/Bluetooth compatible and gives devices speed, cadence, and power data. It will also adjust difficulty to a pre-set route. It has a max climbing grade of 22%, and a large support leg that folds up for easy storage. The rear axle design can hook up to any Shimano/Sram 9, 10, or 11 speed cassette, and a Campy friendly freehub body is available. It’s also compatible with 142 x 12 mm thru axles, and is priced at $1,360.

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The Rampa uses a magnetic resistance system that’s controlled electronically. A robust clamp locks the bike in place via the dropout, and the body offers wide standing legs for stability. It fits 24 – 29 inch wheels, and has a max climbing grade of 10%. Additionally it links to ANT+ and Bluetooth devices offering speed, cadence, and estimated power. Priced at $650.

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Leading the Smart lineup is the Kura, another direct drive system that offers a power meter, fluid resistance, internal 4.3 kg wheel, and ANT+/Bluetooth compatible. It sends the data to compatible apps, and devices. The body, similar to the Drivo, has a fold-able base, and a built-in carrying handle. Also compatible with Shimano/Sram 9, 10, and 11 speed cassettes and an optional Campy freehub body. Priced at $1,000.

TURBO MUIN B+

The Turbo Muin Smart B+ provides data including estimated power to an ANT+/Bluetooth device. It can be used with the My E-Training app and it includes a one year subscription. A quiet fluid unit provides cool and quiet resistance, while the direct drive connection offers efficient power transfer. Priced at $800.

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Joining the Classic lineup is the Novo Force with fold-able legs and compact magnetic resistant system. The roller is 30mm in diameter and is compatible with 24-29 inch wheels. The wheel is held using a sturdy lever, and the roller’s height can be fine tuned with a dial and switch system. There are eight resistance levels to shift through with a small bar mounted unit, and it’s priced at $220.

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The Quick Motion roller system offers a compact folding option with 200mm of length adjustable to accommodate various wheelbases. It features three different training levels with a magnetic unit. The rollers are designed to help keep the rider in the middle. The system is made ANT+/Bluetooth compatible with the Misuro B+ sensor for an extra $90. Priced at $550.

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The Arion Digital Smart B+ brings an Arion roller system and ANT+/Bluetooth unit together for an all in one smart roller. It connects to a computer head and other devices. It uses an electronic controller to manage a magnetic resistor based on a pre-set route, and it offers a max slop of 5%. It holds a tag at $600.

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The Arion Mag brings an intermediate roller system that folds up for easy transportation/storage, and three resistance options provided by a magnetic unit. The internal width is 85mm with a slight slope to offer better wheel tracking. Attach the Misuro B+ sensor for ANT+/Bluetooth connect-ability. Available for $380.

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Completing the lineup is the Arion, it provides everything the a weekend warrior would need. A light frame construction offers a sturdy build, while hinges midway make it fold-able. It can also be given a brain with the Misuro B+ sensor to link to devices. Holds an MSRP of $280.

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5 thoughts on “Break a sweat with Elite’s 2016-17 trainer lineup including most accurate power measurement for a trainer, ever?

  1. I regularly use my Arion Mag, and it’s probably the best set of rollers I’ve ever had. The resistance doesn’t have that “pedaling through mud” feel, and they’re super quiet, with no rattles even at top speed.

    1. The Elite’s website says they will work with Zwift. Arion Digital Smart B+, Arion, Turbo Muin Smart B+, Rampa, and Drivo are all said to be compatible.

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