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Elite Direto direct drive FE-C, B+ mag trainer with OTS power meter

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The Elite Direto Drive turbo trainer takes class-leading technology (first seen on the Drivo) and offers it in a simplified package for incredible bang for the buck.
Take your indoor training to the next level with a bespoke magnetic power unit with a max output of 1,900 Watts (at 60 km/h) and integrated OTS power meter with a +/- 2.5% accuracy.

Review | 4.5 out of 5 “Zwift-compatible direct-drive smart trainer that really impresses at a good price” – Road.cc

Review | 4.5 out of 5 “If you are looking at buying a direct-drive smart trainer for winter training, put the Elite Direto on your short list.” - BikeRadar

Key Features: No vague power calculations here; the Direto uses a proper integrated OTS (Optical Torque Sensor) power meter for accuracy never before seen on an FE-C trainer at this price point

This version uses just 1 laser sensor compared to the 2 found on the Drivo and Kura, but this still results in an independently certified accuracy of 2.5%, twice as accurate as the competition

The Direto's FE-C controlled, bespoke magnetic power unit has a max output of 1,900 Watts at 60 km/h and can accurately replicate inclines of up to 14% making it ideal for Zwift Single-belt system is even quieter than our already whisper-quiet Drivo

Large gearing wheel increases flywheel RPM's, generating a smoother, more realistic feel

Compact and easy to carry when folded but super stable once set-up, the Direto's feet are adjustable to allow rock solid performance on uneven surfaces

Compatible with 130 and 135 mm quick release frames as well as 142 x 12 mm thru-axles, adaptors for BOOST 148 x 12 frames are available seperately Includes a free 12 month subscription to Elite's My E-training App for iOS and Android

Compatible with 9, 10 and 11-speed Shimano and Sram cassettes (not included), can be adapted for Campagnolo using adaptor TT14233

Compatible with Zwift Tech info Integrated OTS (Optical Torque Sensor) power meter, which measures power with +/- 2,5% accuracy.

Pedaling analysis option (available as an in-app purchase) measures power during the whole pedalling movement and sets 12 points that determine how much effort you put in your legs, so you can optimize your training session.

The My E-Training software and app with pedalling analysis option (available as an in-app purchase) displays DIRETO’s measured power data on two different types of charts.

DIRETO also simulates challenging slopes, up to 14%, with a 1400 Watt power output at a 40 km/h speed.

DIRETO is part of the new generation of totally interactive ANT+ FE-C & Bluetooth compliant home trainers that interact with a multitude of apps, software, computers and devices (smartphones and tablets) with iOS, Android, OSX and Windows.

Direct drive for easy set-up and zero tyre wear or slippage. It's ideal for any type of training, specifically for those training sessions directed towards working on: cadence, power and sprints that require absolute accuracy.

It's practical and easy to use: very stable, easy to transport, folds quickly for storage even with limited space available. It's compatible with both road and MTB frames, including 142 x 12 with thru axles.

It's compatible with Shimano 9/10/11 speed, SRAM & Campagnolo 9/10/11 speed.

App My E-Training: an exciting and technically sophisticated virtual coach that travels with you whatever your destination. Manage power, heart rate, speed, time and distance directly from your smartphone or tablet with the My E-Training App.

My E-Training includes: My RealVideo: train with Elite RealVideos and download hundreds of free user-created My RealVideos Base Training: constant power training sessions**, levels, pre-set programs. Training test: an evaluation test that helps you create month-long personalized indoor training programs.

Maps races: create races the world over with Google Maps.

Multiple users: the app allows for multiple users on the same device.

Easier training program creation: all-new graphics editor simplifies program creation.

Video Playlist: create a playlist from training videos on your device.

Share results: to track of your performance over time, training data can be saved, exported (CSV - comma separated values, Strava Tcx format) or shared on social media.

The App is free for the first 12 months. The annual subscription can be purchased directly in MyETraining app (€19.99/year)*.

*The price may vary according to the country and tax regime applied - Some functions may require a one-off purchase

Compatibility: Zwift TrainerRoad The Sufferfest Kinomap Bikevo Communication Protocols ANT+ FE-C S&C PWR Bluetooth Smart

Note: Occasionally, without notice, manufacturers change product design and/or specifications.

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Turbo Trainers Guide

 

Turbo Trainers Guide

How do turbo trainers work?

Most turbo trainers work by fixing to your bike frame with a clamp around the quick release skewer of your rear wheel. This puts your bike into a position where the rear tyre will sit on the turbo trainer’s roller drum. As you begin to pedal, your rear wheel spins and the roller drum turns.


Types of resistance

Wind resistance

Wind/Fan

Magnetic resistance

Magnetic

Fluid resistance

Fluid

Electromagnetic resistance

Electromagnetic

A great value choice if you’re looking for your first turbo trainer.

When you pedal, the fan spins creating air resistance. Resistance is smooth and progressive for a life-like experience.

Magnetic turbo trainers are the most common. They use a spinning metal disc which spins relative to magnetic discs to generate drag.

Most will have multiple pre-set resistance settings you can choose to make the ride harder.

You change resistance either by manually changing the setting on the turbo trainer or with the use of a remote positioned on your handlebar.

Fluid turbo trainers offer very smooth, lifelike resistance by spinning a thick fluid within a sealed chamber.

Fluid trainers offer progressive resistance, so the harder you pedal, the harder the resistance becomes, just like real-road riding conditions.

Electromagnetic turbo trainers are becoming more popular.

Just like magnetic turbo trainers, these use a magnetic field to generate drag on a metal disc. However, resistance can be changed wirelessly for use with apps and devices.

These turbo trainers give you the greatest level of control over the exact resistance you want.

  • Low budget
  • Smooth progressive resistance

 

  • Multiple resistance settings to challenge yourself
  • Max resistance settings can be very high
  • Within budget for many
  • Quietest resistance offering. Perfect to keep the family happy
  • Very smooth progressive resistance for a lifelike feel.
  • Refined resistance control
  • Use with apps and devices
  • Can generate very high resistance levels
  • Automatic resistance opens up versatile training sessions
Wind resistance

Wind/Fan

A great value choice if you’re looking for your first turbo trainer.

When you pedal, the fan spins creating air resistance. Resistance is smooth and progressive for a life-like experience.

  • Low budget
  • Smooth progressive resistance
Magnetic resistance

Magnetic

Magnetic turbo trainers are the most common. They use a spinning metal disc which spins relative to magnetic discs to generate drag.

Most will have multiple pre-set resistance settings you can choose to make the ride harder.

You change resistance either by manually changing the setting on the turbo trainer or with the use of a remote positioned on your handlebar.

  • Multiple resistance settings to challenge yourself
  • Max resistance settings can be very high
  • Within budget for many
Fluid resistance

Fluid

 

Fluid turbo trainers offer very smooth, lifelike resistance by spinning a thick fluid within a sealed chamber.

Fluid trainers offer progressive resistance, so the harder you pedal, the harder the resistance becomes, just like real-road riding conditions.

  • Quietest resistance offering. Perfect to keep the family happy
  • Very smooth progressive resistance for a lifelike feel.
Electromagnetic resistance

Electromagnetic

Electromagnetic turbo trainers are becoming more popular.

Just like magnetic turbo trainers, these use a magnetic field to generate drag on a metal disc. However, resistance can be changed wirelessly for use with apps and devices.

These turbo trainers give you the greatest level of control over the exact resistance you want.

  • Refined resistance control
  • Use with apps and devices
  • Can generate very high resistance levels
  • Automatic resistance opens up versatile training sessions

What is a smart turbo trainer?

Every big turbo trainer brand now has a range of smart turbo trainers. They are the new big thing in the indoor cycle training market. These turbos use electromagnetic resistance and can be synced wirelessly with ANT+ and/or Bluetooth Smart to your 3rd party training apps, devices, power meters and sensors. This connectivity can greatly enhance your training regime and open up fun virtual training apps to keep you motivated.

Zwift, BKOOL and other training apps can automatically change the resistance of your turbo trainer opening up the possibility of sprint training, intervals and even simulate climbs of up to 20% gradients.

You can also use apps to pre-load a set training plan to follow or plug-in GPS data and ride famous cycling routes from around world while viewing the route on your computer or smart T.V.


Zwift virtual training app

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Zwift is powerful training app where you can challenge yourself against other real-world riders to a race in a 3D virtual environment. Zwift distinguishes itself from other training apps by offering a video game-like experience with immersive virtual worlds for you to ride in. As well as structured workouts, Zwift gives you the opportunity to join group rides with other riders of a similar ability and even compete in online races. It’s a great way to mix up your training and have a bit of fun.

Your power is measured by the watts you produce, which is then used to move you forward through the 3D environment. Speed is also adjusted by your height, weight and even the road gradient for added realism. You can learn with our Zwift guide

Zwift is compatible with a wide range of turbo trainers, indoor bikes and rollers with ANT+ or BLE enabled. Read our Zwift Compatibility guide for more information.


What is a direct drive turbo trainer?

Direct drive turbo trainers work in a different way to a traditional turbo trainer. Your bike is attached to the drive unit via the cassette, so you do away with the rear wheel entirely. This does mean it takes a bit longer to setup than a traditional turbo, but you get some useful benefits in return.

1

The flywheel is moved to a central position

This offers a more lifelike feel compared to a traditional turbo where the flywheel is placed behind the rear wheel.

2

Precision performance metrics

Most direct drive turbos are compatible with a range of power meters, sensors, apps and devices to let you track your performance data. With no rear wheel, there is no tyre slippage or roller drum tension to cause inconsistencies in your data.

3

Quiet operation

Direct drive turbos are much quieter than a standard turbo trainer as there is no roller or tyre friction to create noise.

4

No tyre wear

No rear wheel means no tyre. You don’t have to make that choice between wearing down your racing tyres or wrapping a spare onto your wheel to protect them.


Bolt-thru axle compatibility

For bikes that use a bolt-thru rear axle, a compatible axle must be purchased to fit your trainer. These are brand specific to the trainer, the thread pitch and diameter must be the same type used on your bike. Click here to identify your pitch thread


What accessories are available?

Training mat

Training mat

A training mat will protect your floor from marks and damage, as well as sweat. These mats help prevent you skidding around when you’re really powering through and they will soak up some noise.

Sweat towel

Sweat towel

Indoor cycle training will make you sweat. These small towels will cover your top tube to prevent damage and corrosion.

Riser blocks

Riser blocks

With a standard turbo trainer, your rear wheel will be slightly raised, giving the feeling of descending. A riser block will lift your front wheel for a more realistic cycling position.

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