So many news happened in September. Interbike, some new announcement from Tacx, Kinetic, and Minoura. Wahoo CORE is now available to order and you can read/watch my review below. TrainerRoad is set to raise their prices for new users next month.
Also, I will be releasing more reviews in the next month from Elite, STAC, TACX, and Minoura so watch for them. I am holding on the Wahoo KICKR 2018 review for now. I would like to get more time on it. I’ve seen some reports of flywheel noise after a few weeks of use and basically, I am trying to break mine. Well, not exactly, but trying to put some heavy use on it just to see if anything breaks. So far it’s working well for me so watch for the review in the next few weeks.
Here is everything from September from SmartBikeTrainers.com and around the web
FROM SMART BIKE TRAINERS
- Wahoo KICKR CORE Review
A full hands-on review of the Wahoo KICKR CORE, a look at its specs, accuracy, noise, and what you get for $900.
- What You Need To Know Before Ordering Your Wahoo KICKR CORE
A look at the new KICKR CORE specs and how it stacks up against the KICKR 2018.
- TrainerRoad Is Raising Its Subscription For New Users
TrainerRoad will start charging new subscribers $15/month or $129/year. Also introduced Calendar and a forum.
- ErgVideo Turns Into a Subscription-Based Model
ErgVideo turned into a subscription-based model and now instead of buying each video separately, you can pay $10/month and you have access to all of their 114 video title, 1,700 pre-configured ErgVideo workouts, and 52 training plans.
- Minoura Enters The Direct Drive Smart Trainers Market With The Kagura DD
The Japanese company Minoura was at Interbike showcasing their first direct drive trainer. Here is a first look at the Kagura DD and first impression.
- Tacx Introduces Tacx Flux S Smart Bike Trainer
Tacx Flux S is an improved internal mechanics for better power accuracy and quieter noise. The external redesign makes it compatible with long-cage derailleurs. Flux S should be available October 1st and retails for $750.
- Kinetics Introduces the Kinetic R1 Direct Drive Trainer
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.
- CycleOps Releases Specs of The Updated H2 and M2 Smart Trainers
A look at the specs at updated CycleOps H2 and M2 trainers.
- Peloton Goes After Its Competition With a Lawsuit Against Flywheel
Peloton is “claiming Flywheel infringed upon Peloton’s patents, “by creating a copycat of the Peloton Bike experience called the “FLY Anywhere” that, among other things, detects, synchronizes and compares the ride metrics of remote users on a graphical user interface“
FROM YOUTUBE youtube
- Talking Smart Trainers With STAC and Their All New STAC Zero Halcyon
- WAHOO KICKR CORE Hands-On Review and Look at KICKR CORE vs KICKR 2018
- Noise Demo: Wahoo KICKR 2018 vs KICKR Core vs TACX NEO vs KICKR 2017
- What Are the Different Modes On Your Smart Trainer Mean? ERG Mode vs Sim Mode / Level Mode vs Slope
- News Roundup From Interbike 2018: Wahoo Partnership W/Pioneer, Kinetic R, and Minoura Direct Drive
- A Look at The Minoura Kagura (DD) Smart Direct Drive Trainer
FROM AROUND THE WEB
- A Sneak Peak At Zwift’s First-Ever Run Path via ZwiftInsider
- UCI to create eSports rules and World Championships via CyclingNews
- Magpies Attack! Six Tips to Avoid Swooping Magpies by Shane Miller
If you live in Australia, then you are familiar with these birds and how they attack cyclists. Some cool footages captured by GPLama in this video. Check it out.