Today, Zwift announced their first-ever smart bike trainer, and they are calling it the HUB. This news came in just a few months after zwift announced they were pausing their hardware plans and said that they did not think that it was a “wise move to launch a high-end trainer or a high-end smart bike at this time”
So here we are today, we have Zwift’s first-ever direct drive trainer that might look similar to other direct drive trainers out there, but Zwift made a few things to make the purchasing experience unique and make it their own. I had a chance to see it in person and try it out at Zwift HQ in Long Beach, California.
- PRICE: $499 with cassette.
- DESIGN: Compact and lightweight design. Features two feet and a physical flywheel.
- Max Power: 1,800 watts.
- ACCURACY: +/-2.5%.
- MAXIMUM SLOPE: 16%
- CALIBRATION REQUIRED: Yes (Auto-Calibration coming soon).
- METRICS: Transmits power, speed, and cadence.
- AXLE: Supports 130 and 135mm quick release, 142-148mm thru axle. All adapters are included.
- CASSETTE COMPATIBILITY: 8 to 12 SRAM/Shimano compatible cassette included.
- CONNECTIONS: Bluetooth FTMS and ANT+ FE-C.
- FLYWHEEL: 10.4lbs (4.7kg).
- Unit Weight: 33lbs (15kg).
- Supported Rider Weight: 254lbs (130kg)
Watch the full video on YouTube for full details and my thoughts on Zwift’s first entry into the smart bike trainer market.