This is the first result that comes out from google, I got a Wahoo Kickr Snap based on this thread, so I want to share my experience, which would likely have changed my mind and would have gotten the direct drive instead.
the snap is awesome, super quiet (saying this after returning 2 other trainers cause I was afraid to annoy the neighbors with the noise). I haven't had any issues with connections, I have the latest firmware, the power measurement is great even on sprints and big efforts.
I wasn't expecting to get so addicted to zwift, wasn't really expecting to be putting that many miles on a trainer, now I'm considering going for the 100mile ride achievement the next weekend, so here is were the cons
start to appear.
So at the end what I saved on the Snap I spent on other stuff:
- * As any other roller trainer it will devour your tires, so you need to use a trainer tire or an old tire, but that means that if you only have a set of wheels you are in for changing tires every time there is good weather and you want to go out for a ride, for me it became annoying after the 10th time.
- * When you roll on a trainer you put a lot of pressure on a single point, your back wheel is gonna get some heavy usage reducing it's lifespan, if you are making big efforts your wheels may become untrue (has not happened to me just read about it, but you can see the stress on the wheels when you look down/back).
- * Your wheel bearings will obviously wear faster since you are using them, as well as your cassette.
training tire, tubes I damaged during last minute tire changes, new stuff for summer already on stand by: new chain, new cassette, new wheel bearings (I do this stuff myself so fortunately I have the tools).
Also a minor tip:
wahoo have some bundles on their website, I didn't see them cause I was distracted but they do give some extra bang for your bucks so make sure you check those out, wish I had.