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).
Iv'e called cycleops many times, they have never really helped. It's really always the same silly suggestion... download the new firmware!! Like I haven't tried that!! It's now for sale. I bought a Kickr, same dongle sane ant same room... no issues!!!
Bottom LineNo, I would not recommend this to a friend
I have owned a Cycleops Powerbeam Pro for a few years and used it pretty often with Zwift. The Powerbeam Pro is a fine trainer for a wheel on roller setup. But what I found is no matter how well you had it setup, when you hit grades on Zwift, or a high watt output, it never really felt right. The pedaling wasn't as smooth as you might have wheel slip etc. Wow what a different experience with direct drive. It is as close to a real road experience you are going to find. I realize it costs more, but most will use a separate wheel anyway with their trainer and trainer tire etc. For me, the difference in riding experience, ease of setup etc was worth the difference. I would also say for the difference between direct drive and wheel on roller setups, the higher the grade, speed, or watts, the more you will notice the difference. I also would say the Hammer Direct Drive could not have been easier to setup. It seems very well built as well.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend
Out of the box, the setup was easy. I'm using a road bike. I just installed the road cassette, plugged in the hammer and jumped on. Zwift auto discovered the hammer power meter and cadence.
The resistance feel pretty realistic. Of course nothing beats the feel of the actual road, but this is pretty close.
The platform is very stable with the legs in the "out" position. When the legs are folded in, the hammer takes up very little space.
If i were going to pick a "con" or two- the hammer is a little heavy. I'm sure that's the flywheel inside the hammer that gives it the realistic and smooth feel. So, you won't be moving it around a lot. Not a big deal.
2nd con- I wish cyclops would actully incorporate the hamme into a full blown stationery bike. I have other family members who would want to use the hammer and that means changing bikes, axles and cassettes. A full blown stationary bike would mean just lowering or raising the seat.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend