The Tacx Satori Smart combines the simplicity and affordability of a magnetic resistance unit with speed, cadence, and power measurements for precision training at a fraction of the cost of other smart trainers. ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart wirelessly connect to a cycling computer or smartphone for displaying data as well as using virtual training environments like Zwift, TrainerRoad, and others. A handlebar-mounted resistance control lever offers 10-positions of on-the-fly adjustment up to 900 watts, and the whole unit folds down easily for compact storage when not in use.
Claimed weight is 17.1 lbs.
Neodymium magnetic resistance unit
Handlebar-mounted resistance control
ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart communication
No electrical hookup needed
Wireless firmware updates through Tacx Utility app
Footprint: 26.6" x 25.6"
Folded dimensions: 22.2" x 16.1" x 9.65"
Claimed weight: 17.1 lbs
Includes: Front wheel support, handlebar-mounted control lever, quick-release
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Great Entry Level Smart Trainer
San Jose, CA
5 of 6 customers found this review helpful.
This is my very first experience with a trainer. I always hated the idea of using a trainer, but I got it anyway to deal with the crazy amount of rain we got this winter in Nor Cal. I conducted extensive online research and decided on this trainer and I'm glad I did.
I really like the clean, functional European design. I LOVE the fact that it came with a front wheel riser block. (It's a separate purchase with other brands). The set up was very easy, it was very quiet, and the ride feel was fine for simulating riding the flats (more on this later). I use it with Garmin 800 and the trainer transmits power, cadence and speed data to it. The base is also very stable, no rocking at all. I can get out of the saddle and spin away just fine ( I'm 5' 7 at 135 LBS)
It has a cable activated manual, 10-level resistance lever but I haven't explored this feature much. The times I've tried to simulate hill climbing by increasing the resistance, the wheel sometimes slipped and felt unnatural. For the interval training I do, I put the level on 3.5 and change resistance by shifting gears.
If you want to get into a smart trainer but don't want to break the bank, this one is a great option. An unexpected benefit for me was the power data. It really got me to smooth out my spinning technique to get more and consistent power output.
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