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Elite Direto smart trainer first ride review

Direct-drive training with good power measurement at a great price

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The Elite Direto is a direct-drive smart trainer with a seemingly reliable power meter

The Elite Direto is a direct-drive smart trainer with a seemingly reliable power meter
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After calibration, the Direto (in boldface) tracked at less than 1% variance from the Pioneer and Garmin Vector 3 power meter averages

After calibration, the Direto (in boldface) tracked at less than 1% variance from the Pioneer and Garmin Vector 3 power meter averages
(Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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In early testing against Stages and Garmin Vector power meters, the Direto tracks well

In early testing against Stages and Garmin Vector power meters, the Direto tracks well
(Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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The Direto has a 4.2kg flywheel plus an electronic brake

The Direto has a 4.2kg flywheel plus an electronic brake
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On the high-tech side, the Direto has all the latest communication protocols. On the low-tech but still necessary side, it also has a sturdy handle

On the high-tech side, the Direto has all the latest communication protocols. On the low-tech but still necessary side, it also has a sturdy handle
(Image credit: Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)
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With its three (adjustable) leg stance, the Direto is stable

With its three (adjustable) leg stance, the Direto is stable
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