Elite Direto X smart trainer review

The Elite Direto X brings affordable and accurate direct-drive smart trainer functionality to a broader audience

Elite Direto X smart trainer
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Cyclingnews Verdict

In terms of pricing, reliability and training metrics the Elite Direto X is hard to trump

Pros

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    Advanced pedalling metrics

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    Max power and grade simulation

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    Super-quiet and smooth operation

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    Easy to set up

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    Unique and appealing aesthetics

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    Price

Cons

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    Cassette and training mat not included

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    Prone to getting dirty and collecting debris

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The Elite Direto X is a subtle evolution of the Italian brand's popular Direto turbo trainer platform which has been extensively used by a host of teams on the WorldTour such as Team CCC, Team Sunweb and Bahrain-McLaren

While the Elite range comprises a variety of wheel-on and direct-drive smart trainer options, it's the latter examples that are the most accurate, refined and realistic in terms of feedback and feel.

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