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CycleOps Hammer Direct Drive Trainer

CycleOps Hammer Direct Drive Trainer

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5.0 stars
 (16 Reviews)
$1,199.99
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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 16 reviews)

    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    Pros

    • Easy to use  (15)
    • Easy to set up  (14)
    • Improves strength  (13)
    • Increases endurance  (13)
    • Improves agility  (2)

    Cons

    • Difficult to set up 

    Best Uses

    • Individual sports  (9)
    • Speed training  (8)
    • Strength training  (5)
    • Team sports  (2)
    • Endurance training, training with power 

    Reviewed by 16 customers

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    5.0

    Love it!

    By Ali

    from Boston, MA

    About Me Competitive Cyclist

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Individual Sports

      Comments:

      Excellent trainer! I've had many different brands and types of trainers. This is by far my favorite smart trainer I've owned. Fewer wires, easy to set up, easy to travel with despite it's weight.

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      5.0

      Best Indoor Riding Experience

      By DPG

      from Fort Collins

      About Me Casual/Recreational Rider

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Individual Sports

        Comments:

        Great indoor riding experience with fantastic road feel. Very easy to set-up. I'm using CVT with a nice mixture of rides available. Highly recommended.

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        5.0

        Smooth, reliable, accurate.

        By Matt

        from Chesterfield, MI

        About Me Competitive Cyclist

        Pros

        • Increases Endurance
        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Strength

        Cons

        • Difficult To Set Up

        Best Uses

        • Speed Training
        • Individual Sports
        • Team Sports

        Comments:

        The setup for this is only slightly more difficult than the wahoo kickr, but that is where my preference for the kickr ends. Side by side the noise difference between the kickr and hammer is nearly indistinguishable, but the interesting thing is that the hammer doesn't seem to vibrate the floor beneath it as much as the kickr. I could run this unit upstairs in the morning and (probably) not wake up anyone else in the house. The road feeling on the hammer is superior to the kickr as well. With the kickr if you stop pedaling during an interval it feels like you have to sprint in order to get the flywheel moving again. The hammer smoothly brings you back to the target wattage. And lastly (for this review) the hammer just feels more solid than the kickr. I'm not afraid to get out of the saddle and push some big watts while in the hammer. The kickr on the other hand feels a bit more flimsy. Really happy with this purchase.

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        5.0

        I would definitely recommend

        By sitesee

        from GreenBay, Wisconsin

        About Me Casual/Recreational Rider

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Individual Sports

          Comments:

          Love it. Almost want to use over actually biking. Would like a cross America virtual ride as an option.

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          5.0

          Great machine

          By Eric

          from Ft Worth, TX

          About Me Avid Cyclist

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Speed Training
            • Strength Training

            Comments:

            My first smart trainer and chose the Hammer over the Kickr based on reviews of both. It's pretty quiet, but I don't live in an apartment, so it's not and issue. I've read the Kickr can be loud. The set up is easy and found that it "likes" the ANT+ connection better that Bluetooth when it comes to my PC. Just my experience. It talked to my iPad via Bluetooth without a problem. The road feel is pretty good, but there is no such thing a coasting downhill! The resistance eases up, but you still have to pedal. Just the way it is. It comes with a bunch of training profiles and video rides. Just rode around a section of Iceland the other day. Pretty cool. I'll follow up with more as I ride it more. My primary reason for buying it was to do hill work and intervals.

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            3.0

            Good but not perfect

            By MJM

            from Rhode Island

            About Me Avid Cyclist

            Pros

            • Improves Strength
            • Increases Endurance

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments:

                Having now owned this for the last 3 months, this product has brought my training and fitness to a new level. I've been a Zwift rider for well over a year and was using a fluid trainer, but this product has breathed new life into the virtual riding experience. I have it paired with ANT+ to my laptop and there are no initial connection issues. However, as 1 other reviewer noted, there are unpredictable times when connectivity is lost, all power lights turn off, and all resistance disappears. After 30 secs of soft pedaling, the machine turns back on, and reconnects to my Zwift program, but there are no changes in the resistance as one pedals through the course. The "Smart Trainer" becomes "dumb." I've experienced a burn smell at times from the unit, and abnormal mechanical noises as well. I'd say that the unit functions as it should 95% of the time. Lastly, I've detected slippage when under very heavy, slow cadence pedaling. My original unit has now been shipped back to CycleOps for an exchange. The support team was very good. I am disappointed that the only way to wireless update the firmware is with an IPad, which I fortunately own. It should be upgradable using any platform. This is a glaring deficiency that should be addressed. The instruction manual needs better clarity regarding the name of the app that is used to do the firmware. Again, the support team was helpful.

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                5.0

                Perfect tool for busy working / family cyclist

                By TikesBikes

                from Bend, OR

                About Me Avid Cyclist

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Strength Training

                  Comments:

                  I am married, father of 2 young kids, and often travel for work making my time at home even more important. I really enjoy racing Mt. Bikes in the summer and Cyclocross in the fall. To stay in shape for racing with my busy schedule I purchased a traditional Cycleops Fluid trainer years ago, although the Fluid was a high quality unit I really struggled to stay engaged after about 30 minutes. I sold it because I found it a struggle to really use it. For the past year I've had a number of people tell me about virtual training. I tried a few classes using the Wahoo Kickr and virtual software and really liked the experience and found that an hour can go by quickly. When looking to purchase my own unit I remembered the quality of the Fluid trainer so decided to take a chance on the Hammer. I was impressed at how fast I got set up with Virtual Trainer, connected my iPad, Cadence sensor, and Heart rate monitor and started training. I mostly enjoy the riding the video rides of famous routes. The road feel is good and the unit is quite. My only complaint so far is not about the Hammer Unit itself, but ore the Virtual Trainer software. There are plenty of free ride roads to go on with video / GPS file synced. For training I prefer to do the structured workouts where the Hammer forces you to ride a specific FTP zone. I wish there were more video enabled training programs to keep me engaged for the 60-120 minutes.

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                  5.0

                  Makes riding indoors much more enjoyable!

                  By Eric

                  from Canada

                  About Me Avid Cyclist

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Speed Training
                    • Individual Sports

                    Comments:

                    The Hammer was easy to set up. Putting a cassette on was no problem, and a spacer was included for 9 and 10 speed set ups. Connecting to the computer was easy as well. No problems to get going. The Hammer worked well on Zwift and TrainerRoad. I would recommend the Hammer to my friends.

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                    5.0

                    Makes indoor training enjoyable!

                    By Matt

                    from Houston

                    About Me Avid Cyclist

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Speed Training
                      • Endurance training, Training with power

                      Comments:

                      This trainer is extremely stable, simple to set up, and great for targeted training, If your time is limited and/or you live in a bike unfriendly area, as I do, this is the perfect machine.

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                      5.0

                      3 months in - Best trainer I've used

                      By Jesse

                      from Bend, OR

                      About Me Collegiate/Pro

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Easy To Use

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments:

                          I've got about 60 hours on this thing in the last 3 months (brutal winter), and I can honestly say it's the best indoor riding system I've ever been on. I pair it primarily with Zwift and get a super "real world" feel on climbs, descente, etc. Crazy amount of resistance without slipping. Also super easy to set up and much quieter (no annoying tire squeaks) than anything I've ever used. Worth checking out for sure.

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