The KICKR from Wahoo Fitness and NEO from Tacx have ruled the indoor smart trainers market for a number of years. These two high-end trainers have a completely different style yet remarkably similar and powerful. The NEO has the reputation for being the most advanced and accurate smart trainer, and the KICKR has been known for it build quality, bike compatibility and good road feel.

In this video, I talk about the differences between each trainer and what makes each one stand out over the other and what I like about each one from my own personal experience.

You can watch the full video above or watch it on YouTube here. And while you are there, don’t forget to subscribe to get notified when new videos are uploaded.

You can find my full hands-on review of the NEO 2 here, and the KICKR 2018 here.

FlywheelVirtual16 lbs
Max Power2,200 watts2,200 watts
Resistance Type32 Neodymium MagnetsElectromagnetic
OutputSpeed , Cadence , PowerSpeed , Cadence , Power
CalibrationNot RequiredRequired
Communication ProtocolsANT+ FE-C, Bluetooth SmartANT+ FE-C, Bluetooth Smart
Supports up to three simultaneous Bluetooth connections.
Additional Features/AccessoriesRoad Feel Simulation
Left/Right Power
KICKR Climb Compatible
11 Speed Cassette with 11-28 ratio included
Self-PoweredRequires Power

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