The Tacx Neo is a smart trainer that has wireless connectivity. It is a direct drive trainer which means that your rear wheel is replaced by the trainer. It is a great bike trainer that is compatible with high variety of workout software that will keep you motivated.
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Pro Simulates real road biking
With this bike trainer, you can simulate various road types like cobblestone, gravel, mud and other. It does it by producing vibrations as you would experience while riding outdoors.
Pro Doesn’t wear out tires
The Tacx Neo Smart Direct Drive bike trainer is attached to the rear of your bike and replaces its rear wheel. Since this trainer replaces your rear wheel, the tire of your bike will not take any damage as it would with fluid or magnetic trainers.
Pro Very quiet
Since there’s no flywheel this trainer doesn’t produce a lot of noise. The only noise you will hear will be from your bike chain.
Pro High variety of workout apps helps with motivation
The Tacx Neo is compatible with a high variety of workout apps and software. You can use the Tacx app, Zwift or any other compatible software, that logs your workout data and allows you to compete with other riders. The full compatible software list can be found on Tacx website.
Pro Can simulate riding a hill
With the Tacx Neo bike trainer, you can simulate a slope of up to 25%.
Pro You can monitor your workouts on your smartphone
The Tacx Neo is a smart trainer. It has Bluetooth connectivity and it supports ANT+ Fitness Equipment control protocol. This allows you to connect your smartphone wirelessly to your bike trainer and monitor your workout data on your smartphone in real-time.
Pro Can be folded for storage
The base of this trainer can be easily folded up. When folded its dimensions are 24.4 x 10.2 x 17.3 in.
Direct drive trainers can be 5-7 times more expensive than magnetic or fluid trainers. However, if you plan to do serious training indoors, it's worth the investment.