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campagowlo
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by campagowlo

Im looking for a direct drive trainer. I simply want a fairly accurate power meter and speed. Not interested in all zwift and wattopia stuff as i watch tv when i train. Recommendations?

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jekyll man
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by jekyll man

You're looking at the 3 main players; tackx neo, kickr or cyclops hammer.
Not much between them, all have plusses and minuses.
Hammer maybe a little cheaper; i got mine for £750 from Sigmasports.

Bear in mind, i dont think any support a campag option anymore, but if you're on 11spd its happy running on a shimano cassette.

GPlama's youtube etc is a good place to look for proper in use reviews.
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by rainerhq

Hammer is 753€ at the moment on Sigmasports.
I got myself a Direto.
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campagowlo
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by campagowlo

Thanks everyone -Im Campag 10 sp which makes it more tricky. Simplest answer looks like an ambrosio shimano spaced campag 10 speed cassette. If I can source 2 Im keen on the cycleops hammer as deals seem great.

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by mcfarton

Wahoo had 1st gen remans on their website for around 600 shipped


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by joeyb1000

I use the NEO and watch TV also. I create/run the programs from the free TACX App on my Ipad.

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by ms6073

jekyll man wrote:
Sun Jul 22, 2018 8:44 am
You're looking at the 3 main players; tackx neo, kickr or cyclops hammer.
If budget is a big factor, then the Tacx Flux might be a good choice as well.
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by rawjunk

^^I think Flux 2 wast just announced. I think smart trainer would be good choice for your purposes, altough expensive. The new Kickr Core seems tough to beat. Elite Direto has accurate power and is somewhat reasonably priced.

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by Priit

Kickr 2017 and 2018 models don't work with Campagnolo cassettes and Wahoo dosen't sell Campagnolo freehub body for these models. Better look for Elite Drivo 2 - Elite sells Campy freehub body and it has the best and most exact powermeter inside (+/-1% for 2017 model and +/- 0.5% for 2018 model).
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by TonyM

Taxc Neo (freehub) works with both Shimano and Campa cassettes.

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by ms6073

Actually for 2018, Tacx moved away from the Edco Multuisys freehubs and now both the Neo and Flux are ordered with campy or shimano specific freehubs and include thru-axle adapters which were previosly extra.
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by rainerhq

I almost bought Flux, but then saw that distance between wheel axle and trainers feet is 200mm. My roadbike with long cage RD extends to 210mm. So I went with the Direto. It has 240-250mm free space there.
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by Dannnnn

rainerhq wrote:
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:16 am
I almost bought Flux, but then saw that distance between wheel axle and trainers feet is 200mm. My roadbike with long cage RD extends to 210mm. So I went with the Direto. It has 240-250mm free space there.
The flux specifically states in the manual that it can't be used with a long cage too

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by dgasmd

I got a kickr. None of the direct drive have a campy adaptor to use campy cassettes. I used a campy Record 10 so bike on mine with a sram 10 so cassette. Since the direct drive trainer when used with aoftware changes resistance for you, shifting or crappy shifting is not an issue at all. I would have gone with the Cycleops if I had knows about the lack of campy adaptor, which the kickr at the time advertised falsely as having!!!

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by campagowlo

Thanks for all the solid advice. I'm leaning towards the Elite Direto. Campag freehub possible and seems to be reliable. I still feel like I am paying for all the interactive stuff that I won't ise really. Is an alternative an elite muin and then get powermeter pedals like favero?

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