BKOOL SMART PRO 2
The second generation of Bkool’s best-selling smart trainer, the Smart Pro 2, is now quieter. This sleek and simply designed on-wheel trainer packs a punch, as it can simulate up to 1,200 watts and slopes up to 20% with simulated inertia and smart adjustments on slopes thanks to the magnetically controlled resistance unit.
Set-up was minimal, and the ride feel is good for an on-wheel trainer, as the unique design of the Bkool uses the weight of the bicycle and rider to provide the friction required between the rear tire and flywheel. With the unique weighted tire design, you don’t have to waste time dialling in the right amount of tension on the wheel – it is perfect every time. The telescoping legs ensure stability at all times, even during the most intense sprints and power surges. The folding swingarm and flywheel weigh only 12 kilograms, making it easy to transport and move around the house. Connecting to third-party apps was a little challenging, but worked seamlessly once I began using the Bkool ANT+ dongle included with the trainer.
Similar to all the trainers tested, the noise level, or lack thereof, was good. Bkool claims a decibel level of 68 at 30kph, and in tests, I would concur that this is probably pretty accurate. The Smart Pro 2 is quiet!
Included with the trainer is a one-year premium subscription to the Bkool Simulator. Pick from various options, routes, workouts, velodrome events or video classes. There is no need to ride alone, as thousands of cyclists from all over the world can ride with you. Improve with Bkool’s workouts, created by experts and customized to your profile. The SRP is $959.99.