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Kinetic Road Machine Smart Bike Trainer
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- Accurate, Affordable and easy to use, Kinetic introduces new smart series power trainers for 2015
- Includes inRide sensor for wireless power-based workouts and fitness test using the Kinetic inRide app.
- Compatible with pro flywheel for 12 pounds of extra inertia, frame fits 22 to 29 inch wheels. Kinetic trainers are compatible with virtually all bikes. Bikes with a rear thru-axle will require a kinetic traxle thru-axle adapter for use on any trainer
- Every Smart Trainer purchase includes a FREE 1-month subscription for the Kinetic Fit power-training app.
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Accurate and Affordable
Unlock accurate, affordable Power training with Kinetic's Smart Power Trainers. Our incredibly precise fluid resistance power curve allows accurate, repeatable wattage readings.
Power Training Made Simple
The Affordable Way To Train With Your Favorite Apps
Accurate, affordable and easy to use, the Road Machine | Smart combines intuitive app-based power training with our benchmark fluid trainer. Kinetic inRide sensor technology allows riders to connect with a world of training possibilities with apps like Kinetic Fit, Zwift, TrainerRoad, Rouvy, Kinomap Trainer and FulGaz on Bluetooth-connected smart phones, tablets and laptops. No additional sensors or add-ons are needed. Enjoy real-road feel from the precision-calibrated fluid resistance unit and access online training tools, content and power data - all at your fingertips. All backed by the industry's best warranty.
- Zwift compatible
- Free 1-month Kinetic Fit app subscription
- Measures power, speed, cadence, distance and more
- Lifetime warranty on frame, 2 years on inRide sensor
How it Works?
inRide Sensor Technology
Pre-installed on the Road Machine | Smart, inRide sensor technology allows riders to connect to the Kinetic Fit app and begin a power training program. No additional on-bike sensors are needed, only a smart device that supports apps and the Bluetooth Smart communication protocol.
Kinetic's Fit App Brings it all to Life
The Kinetic Fit power training app keeps you on track with 100s of built-in workouts with target-effort levels tailored to individual riders and easy upload of workout data for analysis. Start any one of our 28 training plans to get better results even faster.
Fluid Power Mirrors Outdoor Riding
Kinetic's fluid resistance curve mirrors an outdoor ride. Precision construction ensures accuracy and consistency across the full power range of the fluid unit. The inRide Sensor measures speed and cadence at the tire and translates that into power. Accuracy is stable and repeatable day after day.
Create your ultimate home-training ecosystem
Training Apps Help
If you want to ride in a virtual, 3D gaming world, we've got you covered with Zwift, directed training complete with custom workouts and training plans? Got that too. Virtual real-world courses with high-definition video? Yup, our training-app partners deliver that too.
Immersive training at home
Second-screen viewing to a home entertainment system puts you in the action. Build your training environment around a large display using some of the best training apps available to control the effort with a Kinetic Smart Control.
Connecting with apps is easy
Kinetic Smart trainers use Bluetooth 4.0 to connect to training apps via devices or desktop. Connect devices to Wi-Fi and integrate home entertainment systems. Kinetic partners with some of the best training apps to bring the most seamless experience to your devices. Connection options vary with device and app.
Built Like No Other Trainer
A Lifetime Warranty
Kinetic trainer frames are built to be the most durable in the industry. Some might call them overbuilt, but we are fine with that. We expect them to provide you with a lifetime of use.
Durabilitly Sets Us Apart From The Competition
Every frame is made from tig welded, powdercoated steel. Every structural part is made of either steel or aluminum. Our frames are wide, and very stable.
Ergonomic Touch Points
Kinetic's trainer knobs and feet are made of ABS plastic overmolded with rubber for better ergonomics, grip, and durability. Feet are also rubberized for better grip.
The road machine | smart trainer combines our benchmark fluid trainer with in ride Sensor technology to put app-based power training at every rider's finger tips. With the road machine | smart, you'll get a wide range of workout options: from intervals to threshold work to recovery spins, combined with smooth, road-like resistance. Our solid frame design is durable, stable and warrantied for life. In ride Sensor technology allows riders to connect to the Kinetic fit App and begin a power training program. No additional on-bike sensors are needed, only a smart device that supports apps and Bluetooth smart (ble). the Kinetic fit App keeps you on track with built-in workouts with target-effort levels tailored to individual riders and easy upload of workout data for analysis. The freedom of user-programmable displays, a built-in workout creator, and data features as rich as a power meter costing hundreds more place the Kinetic fit App in a class of its own. Take control of your training with the Kinetic road machine | smart.
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The trainer itself somehow varies the resistance to give a road-like feel, and it's very smooth and not too loud (not sure how loud I was expecting it to be, but it's quieter than I anticipated). I don't really use the included iPhone app anymore because I prefer to ride on Zwift...so I use that app instead. I do believe the initial app has to be downloaded and set up though to pair with the phone, although I could be wrong. I definitely don't even open that particular app anymore, so once that's done, it looks like Zwift app can just take over no problem.
Anyway, I highly recommend this trainer. IF you have a carbon bike (I do) AND you want to get out of the saddle and really slam on the pedals, the rock n roll may be better. But for me, inside I don't stand and climb hard, I just sit and spin, stand every now and then to give my body a break from sitting. Good luck.
Mechanically, the trainer functions great. It is well made and the ride is smooth. I also like that this product is made in America. This is the smart version of the Road Machine trainer and it has been WAY less than smart. In more than 100 workouts I can count on one hand how many times I've actually completed a workout without problems. Most of the time the app doesn't work at all and when it does the data is screwed up. I'm using the android version of the app, so others who use iPhones may have had better success.
First of all, there is no customizeable display which they advertise as a benefit of getting the upgrading app. I usually have to close and open the app a dozen times before it will actually opens correctly. When that doesn't work I restart my device (brand new) a bunch of times. Eventually the app opens. Then I try to connect the sensors (heart rate & inRide) and usually at least one of them is not detected by the app. This goes on for 30 minutes or so until finally I can see both sensors and successfully connect them. After calibration I start my workout, but inevitably I will lose one or both of the sensors. There is no way to reconnect them during a workout, so I must stop and start a whole new workout. When the sensors are actually connected it appears to have accurate power and heart rate data but the cadence data is absolutely terrible. I have spent 3 hours trying to complete a one hour workout. Severely frustrating experience.
Each time I've messaged customer service to inform them of the glitches they have acknowledged the problem and said that they are working on them and have reminded me that they only have a small staff. OK, but it has been four months and an entire training season is passing me by. They did offer me a passcode to use TrainerRoad, which I appreciate but that's not the point. When you pay the huge additional charge in order to have the smart version of the trainer, it ought to actually work.
I would definitely recommend the regular road machine because the trainer itself is great, but you're WAY better off getting a power meter on your bike that you can use both in and outdoors. Again, other folks with the IOS version may have better luck, but the android version is absolutely worthless.
This isn't the latest model of the trainer. However, it is the same hardware as the Road Machine Smart 2 minus the connection of the InRide 3. It comes with InRIde which is Bluetooth while the InRide3 provides both Bluetooth and Ant +. It is easily upgradable for less than 50 bucks for the InRide3 bringing the total price to less than $305 bucks for what I paid (256 + 48). I don't care for the apps so it doesn't much matter to me. I watch Netflix or Amazon Prime when I'm not suffering too much. I can see putting a month into Zwift but it becomes relative to my experience. I've read some troubles with buyers having problems mostly with the Android beta software and I can understand why considering expectations versus the reality of the vast performance differences of the devices and with so much old software smartphones might be running,
THere a big thing to remember with this trainer if you want to know numbers and what speed means in watts This trainer simulates a 1% grade and wattage can be estimated quite accurately given all the information out there in the Internet sphere. Kinetic does provide a power curve chart on their website. https://www.kurtkinetic.com/kinetic-power-tech/. This power @ a given speed assumes a 1% grade of a 165lb rider with a 23lb bike. Others have made their power charts as well I posted a chart for reference. Knowing what I know after my first ride I'd say this chart is accurate within reason if not near dead on. Kinetic says their power chart is +/- 3%. My initial ride left me more than impressed by the feel alone as the trainer has a nice roll from the larger than normal 6.5lb flywheel. I 12lbs "pro" flywheel is available to add making the total flywheel 18.5 lbs. It would be good for longer sessions but maybe not so great if you were a powerful sprinter. Wheel slippage might be an issue with proper tension on the roller to the wheel. The devil is in the details.
Set is very easy. Please read the instruction if you are not familiar with trainer setups. It comes with its own skewer to be used with the trainer. USE IT! Make sure the skewer lever fits into the slot. Understand how the lock works and READ to instructions if you don't get it by looking at it. It is easy and bulletproof unless there be user error. Make sure you properly contact the roller with the tire. The tire should be properly inflated to its recommended pressure. HOld the roller back and turn to adjustment know until the roller touches the tire then give it a full 2 to 2 1/2 full turn or 8 to 10 quarter turns if that is easier to do.
I could say more but I think this is enough. Ill be sure to update if the experience changes.
Just buy it unless you don't mind spending 2 to 5 times the money to something you have to plug it. This doesn't need electricity and it seems bulletproof.