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Rock and Roll Smart 2 Trainer
The inevitable is happening. Temperatures are dropping just a little bit more each day, leaves are changing and falling, and you're digging through your cold weather kit for additional layers for rides. Eventually, more rides will start taking place in your pain cave instead of out on the roads, and while we enjoy riding to old race footage and motivating music, it's really time to get the most out of your indoor sessions. So if you're stuck inside riding, you might as well invest in something like the Kinetic Rock and Roll Smart 2 Trainer and enjoy the benefits of a realistic ride feel and the ability to tap into virtual training apps.
Kinetic is one of the bigger names in bike trainers for a reason, and the brand aims to provide the most realistic road feel possible when creating the fluid trainer. A fluid resistance unit helps simulate pedaling on the open roads and its specially designed frame allows the bike to sway to and fro giving you the same sensation as climbing, without requiring you to constantly stay balanced the way you do on rollers.
As you hit those intervals, a beefy steel roller with a larger-than-average diameter helps minimize wear on your tire, while a similarly robust flywheel and stable frame with large rubber feet keep the unit in place. Kinetic designed the system to dissipate heat properly with large cooling fins on the fluid resistance unit. The fluid provides progressive resistance while remaining extremely quiet. Lastly, the dual-band inRide 3 sensor calculates power and transmits it wirelessly to your bike computer, phone, tablet, or home computer providing you with ride data and the ability to integrate with apps like Zwift, TrainerRoad, Sufferfest, and others.
- An indoor trainer with a focus on a real road feel
- Frame built with movement to allow the bike to stay realistic
- Heavy flywheel simulates forward movement and momentum
- Fluid offers progressive resistance
- inRide sensor calculates power and transmits to your unit of choice
- Allows you to tap into various training apps
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- Q & A
Good choice for the money
If you need a good trainer that allows you to track your power, give this one a look. Direct drive trainers are awesome but at twice the price they are not for everyone. The Rock n roll simulates road feel by tilting with your weight. It can be paired with Zwift or a number of other training platforms. The Kinetic app also had a bunch of workouts and ftp tests included.