Kinetics Introduces the Kinetic R1 Direct Drive Trainer

Yesterday, Kinetic announced the Kinetic R1 direct drive trainer. That is Kinetic’s first entry into the direct drive trainer market and they entered it with a trainer that is similar to their Rock and Roll model.

Here are all the specs of the new R1:

  • ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth FTMS support
  • Maximum power: 2000 watts
  • Maximum gradient: 20%
  • Flywheel: around 14lbs/6.4kgs
  • Power accuracy: +/-3%
  • Calibration: required via a spin down
  • Bike support: 130/135 QR. Thru-Axle variant
  •  Freehub: Shimano/SRAM. 9/10/11 speed. Campagnolo option available
  • Leveling: 4-points
  • USB Connectivity option
  • Power required (Fixed Level Mode available with no power)
  • Price: USD $1050

The Kinetic R1 model will sway side to side just like their Rock and Roll trainer. The amount of title can be adjusted to fit your level of comfort. Kinetic does have a patent around this side to side rocking motion with a trainer so no other company can incorporate that into their design.

The Kinetic R1 should be available to order on November 1st and it is priced at $1050 putting it between a mid-level trainer and a high-end trainer.

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