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Canadian Cycling Magazine - - IN DEPTH -

The new Ki­netic R1 ($ 1,350, kurtki­netic.com), which was launched in early Novem­ber, is the com­pany’s first di­rect-drive unit. Its abil­ity to let you move your bike back and forth draws from the com­pany’s Rock and Roll model. Blue­tooth and ant+ al­low you to con­nect the R1 to pop­u­lar third-party apps. The trainer does come with a six-month sub­scrip­tion to the Ki­netic Fit power-train­ing app. The R1’s max­i­mum re­sis­tance is 2,000 watts and it mim­ics grades as steep as 20 per cent.

While you don’t plug in the Gi­ant Cy­clotron Fluid Comp trainer ($ 530, gi­ant-bi­cy­cles.com) and it doesn’t broad­cast any wire­less sig­nals, it’s still Zwift com­pat­i­ble. If you have a speed and ca­dence sen­sor and an ant+ usb stick, you can get that data into Zwift, which will then cal­cu­late your es­ti­mated power. The Cy­clotron Fluid Comp is a solid ma­chine with a 17.6-lb. fly­wheel for good road feel. It can pro­vide 2,000 watts of re­sis­tance.— MP

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