Zwift has entered the floor trainer segment with the launch of its new direct-drive model called the Zwift Hub.
Zwift says the goal behind the trainer was to simplify the user experience by offering a turn-key option, allowing members to unlock the company’s virtual training platform with all of the hardware they need to get riding indoors.
“Getting set up on Zwift hasn’t been an easy process,” says Eric Min, the company’s CEO. “It can be hard to know exactly what equipment you need to Zwift, and that equipment can be costly.”
Zwift partnered with JetBlack to build the new trainer, which shares many of the same features as the brand’s current Volt model such as +/- 2.5% accuracy, a max power of 1,800 watts, the ability to simulate gradients up to 16% and both Bluetooth and ANT+ connectivity.
Zwift Hub ships with a cassette pre-installed, which fits eight to 12 speed cassettes for $499. Customers also get to choose which size they want such as 8-11 speed options with a 11-28T range, or a 12 speed with an 11-30T cassette.
Lastly, there are only a few steps involved with assembling the trainer; namely, joining the color-coded base pieces to the trainer and then simply plugging it in.
The Zwift Hub will be available October 3 exclusively on Zwift.com
Zwift Hub Specifications
• Flywheel weight: 4.7kg
• Maximum rider weight: 130kg
• Total trainer weight: 15kg
• Bike compatibility: 142/148mm thru-axle or 130/135mm quick-release
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