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Elite Turno Fluid Smart B+ Direct Drive Trainer

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The Elite Turno Fluid Smart B+ direct drive turbo trainer is ideal for aggressive home training sessions and hard intervals. Being a direct mount turbo, the Elite Turno Fluid is super stable, even at a resistance of 1,580w (60/km per hour). This turbo uses progressive fluid resistance meaning the harder you ride, the harder the resistance becomes.

Elite’s Turno can send data wirelessly using ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart, so you can sync to your favourite training apps including Zwift and challenge yourself to an immersive 3D race against riders from around the world.  

Key Features:

  • Integrated sensor mount takes a Misuoro B+ Bluetooth and ANT sensor (included) that transmits speed and cadence information to compatible GPS's, Android and iOS devices
  • Includes a 12 month subscription to Elite's fully featured My E-training app but can also be used with many third party software options
  • Direct mount design, solid stable frame and maximum resistance of over 1,580 Watts (at 60 KMPH) means this is the perfect trainer for powerful and aggressive riders looking to work on their intervals and accelerations
  • Fluid drive unit with no cables or settings to adjust, the harder you go the harder it gets - so just jump on and ride!
  • Foldable with an integrated carry handle for easy transport or storage, making this an ideal warm up trainer as you don't need to bring a spare trainer wheel
  • 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 separately
  • Compatible with 9, 10 and 11-speed Shimano and SRAM cassettes (not included), can be adapted for Campagnolo using adaptor TT14233
Compatible with Zwift

Turno

Smooth and powerful Smart fluid home trainer

Indoor training is a fundamental part of cycling preparation! Train like your favourite Champs!

  • Smart Fluid Trainer
  • Direct transmission home trainer with fluid resistance
  • Progressive fluid resistance as a function of speed
  • Compatible with third-party apps and software, computers, smartphones, tablets, cycle computers that feature ANT+™ Power, Ant+™ Speed & Cadence and Bluetooth
  • Smart Power and Bluetooth Smart Speed & Cadence protocols
  • 12 months of free subscription to the My E-Training Software included: monitor training data via smartphone or tablet (iOS and Android)

Tech info

  • Smart Fluid Trainer.
  • Direct transmission home trainer with fluid resistance.
  • Progressive fluid resistance as a function of speed.
  • High power output: 780 Watt at 40 km/h.
  • Wireless data transfer with ANT+™ and Bluetooth Smart protocols.
  • Compatible with third-party apps and software, computers, smartphones, tablets, cycle computers that feature ANT+™ Power, Ant+™ Speed & Cadence and Bluetooth
  • Smart Power and Bluetooth Smart Speed & Cadence protocols.
  • 12 months of free subscription to the My E-Training Software included: monitor training data via smartphone or tablet (iOS and Android).
  • Perfectly smooth pedalling.
  • Very easy to use and transport: foldable frame with integrated handle.
  • Ideal for road and MTB bikes.
  • Compatible with Shimano-SRAM 9/10/11 speed standard sprocket cassettes (not included)

TURNO is the new trainer with direct drive and integrated fluid resistance technology, that has become part of the wide range of solutions offered by Elite for indoor training. Even more precise, silent and powerful, TURNO represents the evolution of the Turbo Muin trainer from which it takes all the pros and strong points, going beyond, with the objective of growing and improving even further.

In design and structure, TURNO inherits all the characteristics of the top range trainers of the Elite collection; this gives it great stability and ease of use. Use is simple and requires few steps. Just replace the back wheel of the bike with TURNO and start your training managing the gear speeds as if you were pedalling on the road. The resistance progressively and automatically increases with the speed produced by the cyclist and the internal flywheel allows a pedalling roundness that matches the road experience perfectly. This type of trainer is characterized by the direct transmission of the power delivered by the cyclist since the system is connected to the bicycle chain.

Even if it can be used as a traditional trainer (you position the trainer, fix the bike and pedal freely), in comparison with its predecessor, TURNO is born Smart, that is with the capacity of sending via wireless ANT + and Bluetooth communication protocol all the data produced during training. In fact, inside TURNO, there is already the Misuro B+ Sensor that allows sending data such as speed, cadence and power, allowing the cyclist to monitor (on smartphone, tablet, cyclocomputer and compatible browsers, even using third parties’ and not just Elite’s Apps and software) his/her training and assess his/her performance.

Precision is, without doubt, one of TURNO’s strong points. The Misuro B+ Sensor in the trainer is calibrated ad hoc by Elite on each individual model, through a maximum precision ergometer. Every individual trainer produced is mapped and the power curves are saved on your Misuro B+ Sensor, correcting, therefore, any possible construction tolerances that there may be. This guarantees a precision never obtained before for a trainer that is not offered with a built-in power meter.

My E-Training Mobile & Desktop software:  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 software is free for the first 12 months. The annual subscription can be purchased directly in My E-Training software (€19.99/year)*.

*The price may vary according to the country and tax regime applied.

- Some functions may require an one-off purchase.

Compatible With:

  • Zwift
  • Bikevo
  • TrainerRoad
  • Kinomap

Communication Protocols:

  • ANT+
  • S&C
  • PWR
  • Bluetooth Smart

Elite User Manuals

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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.


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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