At Interbike 2017, we saw Minoura’s dual resistance Live Ride smart trainer that also doubles as a race day warm-up trainer.
This year, the Japanese company was showing off its $900 Kagura SmartTurbo direct drive trainer.
The trainer, like Wahoo and Lemond Fitness units, features a massive flywheel and built-in freehub for your indoor suffer fests.
Minoura proudly points out its 10kg stainless steel flywheel is forged, not cast, for safety and reliability. The trainer also utilizes a flat belt that is said to be 20-25% quieter than competing units.
The Minoura Kagura trainer can offer 2200 total watts of resistance, and can simulate climbs up to 25%.
Need to use it on an incline? Thankfully, each of its feet is adjustable in height to help you level the playing field.
It’s said to be compatible with all popular training simulators, and will be available this November, in time to make for a painful, calorie-burning gift this holiday season.
More info: minoura.jp/english
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