Oreka has launched its latest direct-drive smart trainer called the O5, a portable unit that provides realistic riding conditions courtesy of the Spanish brand’s Ergodynamic balance technology – a damper system that allows the bike to rock from side to side as you ride, while two sturdy legs on both sides ensure stability.
Additionally, the 05 doesn’t require electricity, instead relying on a magnetic field to create resistance as the current passes through the electromagnets. Moreover, the power generated by pedaling also provides power to the trainer’s computer, which in turn syncs with a dedicated app to control the level of resistance.
For instance, the trainer’s software estimates the rider’s power output and adjusts the resistance accordingly, keeping it constant regardless of the speed and cadence being applied, providing as much resistance as 2,000 watts at 25mph, as well as simulated gradients up to 25%.
There’s also ANT+ and Bluetooth connectivity to bike computers, smartphones and tablets, so riders can check their metrics and monitor heart rate as well. The trainer can also be used in conjunction with third-party training platforms like Zwift.
According to Oreka, the 05 is compatible with bikes equipped with 130mm, 135mm, 142 x 12mm or 148 x 12mm axles, and comes with all of the necessary adaptors.
At 66 pounds, the 05 is easily transportable thanks to its detachable trolley wheels. It also folds up, making storage easy.
There’s currently no word on pricing or availability for the new 05, but you can stay abreast by visiting Oreka’s site here.
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