After decades of technological innovation, five evolutions of smart trainers and millions of pedal strokes, Wisconsin-based indoor bike trainer manufacturer, CycleOps, announced a new kind of indoor riding experience – the Hammer. Designed for cyclists looking to advance into the next generation of virtual bicycle trainers that seamlessly integrate with a variety of smart devices and are compatible with virtually every training application.
The Hammer is a direct drive bike trainer with unparalleled bike compatibility and device connectivity. Bikes with thru-axle widths of 142 or 148, as well as quick release fork widths of 130 or 135 can be easily mounted to the Hammer, future-proofing compatibility for new bike purchases during the life of the trainer. Integrated dual ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth 4.0 technologies connect The Hammer to more devices and riding applications, including popular training software such as CycleOps' own VirtualTraining, Zwift, TrainerRoad and more for an immersive and entertaining ride.
Even more impressive is the Hammer's ability to replicate real world inertia. The heart of the Hammer is its 20 pound precision-balanced flywheel, while its soul is the innovative, fast responding electromagnetic resistance. The result is a direct drive turbo trainer with rapid response resistance, maximum power and the sensation of rolling on smooth asphalt. Its robust design and direct frame-to-trainer contact allows the Hammer to stand up the toughest of riders, up to 2000 watts at 20 mph, and the ability to simulate grades up to 20%. Retail price for the Hammer is $1199.99 USD.
"We've been producing some of the best virtual trainers since the dawn of this technology," said CycleOps President, Jeff Frehner. "We care deeply about providing the best, most entertaining bike training experience possible. We are excited to get the Hammer into the pain caves, basements and training spaces of all types of cyclists."