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CycleOps Hammer Direct Drive Trainer

CycleOps Hammer Direct Drive Trainer

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5.0 stars
 (51 Reviews)
 

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CycleOps Hammer Direct Drive Trainer

The Hammer Direct Drive Trainer redefines indoor training to create the ultimate riding experience. One that's versatile enough to handle the most intense interval sessions as it is the easiest of recovery rides. Simply put, the Hammer is the perfect addition to any athlete's toolbox.

This direct drive style bike trainer eliminates the tire-to-roller contact, and is capable of replicating any outdoor ride from conversational group rides to rolling hills to pain face inducing 20% grades. All of this is done with a smooth, road-like-feel thanks to a massive 20 lb. precision-balanced flywheel that replicates real world inertia better than anyone else. Paired with our innovative, rapid response electromagnetic resistance system and you've got a bike trainer that can cover large resistance changes in a blink of an eye at a whisper quiet 64 decibels. Plus, the Hammer's revolutionary axle compatibility gives you the freedom to choose any thru-axle or quick release bike now and for years to come. Simply add a cassette, pop off your rear wheel, connect to your favorite virtual training software and prepare to Hammer away.

- Noise level at 20 mph is 64 decibels, quiet enough to ride in a library.
- PowerTuned using PowerTap technology for accurate power readings.
- Thru-axle compatible for bike frames with fork widths of 142 or 148.
- Quick-release compatible for bike frames with fork widths of 130mm and 135 mm.
- Integrated dual ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth 4.0 technologies.
- Compatible with a wide variety of devices and virtual training application, including CycleOps VirtualTraining, Zwift, TrainerRoad and many more. Contact us with questions about compatibility with other software.
- 20 lb precision balanced flywheel provides quiet, vibration free and true-to-the-road riding experience.
- Fast response electromagnetic resistance ensure most responsive resistance and maximum power available.
- Robust design is capable of handling up to 2000 watts at 20 mph and can simulate up to a 20% climbing grade.
- Direct drive design directly connects the bicycle to the resistance unit, eliminating tire wear.
- Integrated front wheel tray adds stability to ride without taking up any extra storage space.
- Internally cooling technology ensures accurate ride data even during the hardest of workouts.
- Integrated front wheel tray adds stability to ride and nests within the trainer when not in use.
- Folding legs provide widest footprint of direct drive indoor bicycle trainers on the market for added stability and easy storage.
- Includes a Shimano splined freehub for compatibility with Shimano 8-11 speed cassettes.
- Accessible and balanced handle allows for smooth, anyone-can-carry transit of the trainer.
- Over the air (OTA) firmware updates via Bluetooth 4.0 devices ensures the Hammer is up to date.
- 300 lb (136 kg) maximum load – excluding bicycle.
- Cassette not included.
- Dimensions when Open L*H*W: 31”x18.5”x19.5” (787.4x469.9x495.3 mm).
- Dimensions when Closed L*H*W: 8.5”x18.5”x19.5” (76.2x469.9x495.3 mm).
- Weighs in at 47 lb (21.3 kg).

 
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    5.0 stars

    (based on 51 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Easy to use  (44)
    • Easy to set up  (42)
    • Increases endurance  (40)
    • Improves strength  (39)
    • Improves agility  (13)

    Cons

    • Difficult to set up  (4)
    • Does not store well  (3)
    • Heavy to transport 
    • Installation required 
    • Little bit noiser than I would like 

    Best Uses

    • Individual sports  (28)
    • Speed training  (28)
    • Strength training  (23)
    • Team sports  (12)
    • Endurance training, training with power 

    Reviewed by 51 customers

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    5.0

    yes I always is this brand

    By avid cycles

    from new jersey

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Easy To Set Up
    • Improves Strength
    • Increases Endurance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Strength Training
      • Speed Training

      Comments:

      I upgrade from traditional to the hammer

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      5.0

      Well worth the effort to set up.

      By Matt

      from WI

      About Me Casual/Recreational Rider

      Pros

      • Increases Endurance
      • Improves Strength

      Cons

      • Difficult To Set Up

      Best Uses

        Comments:

        With the benefit of hindsight I would have sought more support on initial set up. Still have a lack of certainty around use of a thru-axle.

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        A complete overhaul of my training

        By Matt R

        from Boston, MA

        About Me Competitive Cyclist

        Pros

        • Improves Strength
        • Increases Endurance
        • Easy To Use
        • Easy To Set Up

        Cons

        • Installation Required

        Best Uses

        • Team Sports
        • Speed Training
        • Strength Training
        • Individual Sports

        Comments:

        Having been a serious cyclist for a few years, though with a busy schedule and no trainer, my overall fitness and strength had somewhat stagnated. This is probably the single best purchase I have made in the way of producing gains as a cyclist. Nothing can replace "real-world" training, but the ability to run structured workouts that are automatically run via linked apps, is indispensable to me now. For the limited time I have to train, this is easily one of the best things available. Everything you've likely read by now about the benefits of the heavy freewheel and direct drive operation are completely true, and it has performed beautifully. A few quick notes: - I bought this specifically since I live in an apartment with wood floors, and for years, I have struggled to find an indoor training solution that was mindful for my neighbors, reduced noise, and ideally zero vibration that shakes the apartment/house. This accomplishes that, while it generally runs at around 60-70 decibels, and isn't exactly silent, the direct drive aspect all but eliminates vibration, which is critical. A little whine can be dealt with, but the vibration elimination is huge - I've had this for two weeks, and have run this exclusively with Zwift. I have read reports that when using ergometer mode in workouts, the responsiveness isn't exact, and I'd agree. Short efforts of intense wattages using ergo mode arent great (meaning, going from about 120 watts to 450+ watts for short (5-15 second) durations has a bit of lag and doesnt function all that great. HOWEVER, longer stretches of constant wattage output, the ergometer mode is SO NICE, and definitely works well. It's nice to just run a preset workout program, stick in one gear, and let the trainer change wattages for you. In short, the best upgrade you can make for cycling is improving the motor, you, and this is an incredible tool for that job, and is worth the price.

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        5.0

        JUST like the road

        By BBMADTOWN

        from Madison, WI

        About Me Collegiate/Pro

        Pros

        • Improves Strength
        • Increases Endurance
        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Individual Sports
          • Team Sports

          Comments:

          Love the realistic feel of The Hammer... if you are looking for the best smart trainer out there, this is it.

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          4.0

          good but some power drops

          By alex.gal

          from Zurich, CH

          About Me Casual/Recreational Rider

          Pros

          • Improves Strength

          Cons

          • Difficult To Set Up

          Best Uses

          • Individual Sports

          Comments:

          like it overall, but 10 power drops in the first ride was annoying

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          1.0

          had my first test on it today, and had a problem

          By Dcastelo

          from Switzerland

          About Me Competitive Cyclist

          Pros

          • Increases Endurance
          • Improves Agility
          • Improves Strength
          • Easy To Use
          • Easy To Set Up

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Speed Training
            • Strength Training

            Comments:

            had my first ride test on it today. during a training, it lost power control completely, and a red flashing light started to flash instead of the permanent blue. After rebooting it by unpluging / plugging, it got connection again but during simulations of over 10% grade, it generated a sound of metal hiting metal. I stoped using it. Will go to the shop I aquired it to ask for a solution / avaliation of the product.

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            5.0

            I'll be in better shape after winter than before

            By TAB Photographic

            from Canton, Ct.

            About Me Competitive Cyclist

            Pros

            • Easy To Set Up
            • increases leg speed
            • Improves Strength
            • increases efficiency
            • Easy To Use

            Cons

            • Does Not Store Well

            Best Uses

            • Individual Sports
            • Strength Training
            • Team Sports
            • Speed Training

            Comments:

            The hammer was a great choice! Right out of the box, first ride with Zwift and I knew, this was the way to go. I needed something to help kick up the indoor training and this was and IS IT!

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            5.0

            Top end of the wheel Off smart Trainer options

            By JeffB

            from Dublin, CA

            About Me Competitive Cyclist

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Increases Endurance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Individual Sports
              • Speed Training

              Comments:

              The hammer Direct drive is used for structured interval training using a selection of front end software options from PerfPro to Zwift

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              5.0

              TRAIN SMART!!

              By BB

              from Madison, WI

              About Me Collegiate/Pro

              Pros

              • Improves Strength
              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Use
              • Increases Endurance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Individual Sports
                • Team Sports
                • Speed Training

                Comments:

                Fantastic trainer, especially when paired with Rouvy software. If you live a cold climate, this makes training easier and much more effective!

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                5.0

                Easy to setup and start running in 10 minutes.

                By Arthur_TLI

                from Taichung Taiwan

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Pros

                • Increases Endurance
                • Easy To Set Up
                • Improves Agility
                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Strength

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Team Sports
                  • Speed Training
                  • Individual Sports
                  • Strength Training

                  Comments:

                  Good for training indoors when weather is not good for outdoors sports.

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