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CycleOps Hammer Direct Drive Trainer

CycleOps Hammer Direct Drive Trainer

Product Rating
 
5.0 stars
 (101 Reviews)
$1,199.99
Availability: Supplier Warehouse (3-5 days)
 

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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 101 reviews)

    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Easy to use  (88)
    • Easy to set up  (84)
    • Increases endurance  (79)
    • Improves strength  (72)
    • Improves agility  (29)

    Cons

    • Does not store well  (6)
    • Difficult to set up  (5)
    • Difficult to use  (2)
    • Firmware issue 
    • Heavy! 

    Best Uses

    • Individual sports  (54)
    • Speed training  (51)
    • Strength training  (45)
    • Team sports  (19)
    • Endurance training  (2)

    Reviewed by 101 customers

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    5.0

    Great Indoor Workout

    By Mountain Man

    from Evergreen, CO

    About Me Avid Cyclist

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Aerobic Conditioning
      • Strength Training

      Comments:

      I bought this for winter indoor training. This is my first trainer. The idea of training indoors on my bike seems boring and I have avoided this for years. I am three workouts in and set my trainer up to use Rouvy. The workout is more intense than outdoor riding. I found that climbing is slightly more difficult than real life. A 6% grade on the trainer is a bit more difficult that on the road (I would estimate 10% harder). Flats seem to have a similar feel and my speed is about what I would expect with no wind factored in. Where the workout is more intense is descending. I live in the Colorado Rockies, so climb and descend on every ride. My heart rate will often drop to around 100 on an actual descent and the only reason to pedal is to keep loose. On the trainer, it maintains some tension on the descent and so my heart rate stays elevated. My average heart rate on a longer ride might be 130 outdoors. Using similar climbs and descents on the Hammer, I have been averaging about 144.

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      5.0

      Great trainer for taking it to the next level

      By Michael R

      from Stafford, Va

      About Me Avid Cyclist

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Endurance Training
        • Individual Sports
        • Strength Training

        Comments:

        The Hammer, combined with Smart training applications, has taken my off season bike training to the next level. Great, realistic feel with quick response to inclines increasing resistance. Time flies using the hammer with apps like Zwift, TrainerRoad, and Rouvy.

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        5.0

        Great trainer!!!

        By Cycling4cures

        from Maple Valley, WA

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Heavy!

        Best Uses

        • Strength Training
        • Speed Training

        Comments:

        Use it for off-season training .

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        5.0

        Game changing indoor experience

        By Mark

        from Lawrenceville, NJ

        About Me Avid Cyclist

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments:

            Paired with Zwift. Easy to set up though I recommend a bike shop to install the cassette and then tune the rear derailleur for optimal performance. Consistent trouble free experience. Easy management with firmware upgrades.

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            5.0

            Love at First Site

            By EdS

            from New Jersey

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Speed Training
              • Individual Sports

              Comments:

              Absolutely love that I can ride my bike and that it so closely simulates the road.

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              5.0

              Hometraining bad weather, fun

              By Oli4

              from Belgium

              About Me Competitive Cyclist

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments:

                  I use it for IM-training

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                  5.0

                  A cure for trainer boredom

                  By Kris

                  from Halifax, NS

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy To Use

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                      Comments:

                      Made the leap to the smart trainer. Was looking at the Kickr, but got the Hammer because it was in stock at my LBS. I've been very happy with it and glad that I ended up with the Hammer. Easy to set up and store... I move it after use and the bike can actually stand vertically while attached, saving space. Everything worked out of the box and I've mostly been using Zwift. Very quiet compared to my old Kurt Kinetic wheel on fluid trainer. If doing a race on Zwift, it may be a little too loud to watch tv, but regular rides and ERG workouts are fine... don't even need to put on subtitles. Love the 20lb fly wheel and don't find the weight of the unit too much for taking with me when travelling (it also packs smaller in the car than my Kinetic due to the shape and folding legs). I rode my Kinetic about 8 hours a year because it was so boring and inconvenient (noise, wheel slip, manual resistance changes via shifting etc..), so far I've put 9-12hrs a week on the Hammer and look forward to it. Only con is that I use it on a Macbook Air and Rouvy doesn't have a Mac version yet. Not a big deal as I just update the firmware from my phone. Had it for 3 months so far and am very happy with it.

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                      5.0

                      Changes indoor cycling completely

                      By DMake

                      from Pleasant Grove, UT

                      About Me Avid Cyclist

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Individual Sports
                        • Strength Training
                        • Speed Training

                        Comments:

                        I love using this with Zwift to compete against other riders and TrainerRoad to follow a structured plan

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                        5.0

                        GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                        By booga

                        from trevorton

                        About Me Avid Cyclist

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

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

                          Comments:

                          all good

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                          5.0

                          Hammer is really fun

                          By JR

                          from Plano, TX

                          About Me Avid Cyclist

                          Pros

                          • Increases Endurance
                          • Improves Strength

                          Cons

                          • Specs need to say BlueGiga is requireed

                          Best Uses

                          • Strength Training
                          • Speed Training

                          Comments:

                          Definitely feels like a real ride. Very fun, especially while watching terrible weather outside.

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