The setup process is pretty easy and painless, only taking a few minutes once you get the cassette on it. As many DCR readers know, this is a bit of a pet peeve of mine with (some) direct drive trainers that lack a cassette on them.
This means that you not only need a cassette, but also the handful of tools to install said cassette.
They’ve upped numerous specs on it compared to past trainers, most notably around accuracy.
I’ve had the trainer since July, and have had a fair bit of time using and testing it.
Never mind the fact that they were confusingly named.
However, now things are super-simple and nice and tidy.
All of those can be found later in this review in that comparison table section you see.
It’s the part of the post that looks like it had a Tinder date with Microsoft Excel.
Also like usual, I’ll be sending it back to them upon completion of this review. If you found the review useful, you can pickup the Elite Drivo and other gadgets from Clever Training at the bottom of this review. So I got the equivalent of carrying a bottle of whisky in a brown bag to conceal it’s true identity.
In doing so DCR Readers save 10% and support the site. No worries, I’m reasonably certain a printed sleeve won’t impact accuracy.
The Drivo does require power, as it doesn’t have a built-in power curve or self-generation for unpowered use (only a handful of electronic trainers do; such as the Wahoo KICKR/KICKR2, Tacx NEO, and Tacx Bushido).
The power cord is dual voltage 120/240V, so it’ll work anywhere in the world.
The Elite Drivo (pronounced Drive-oh) is their top-end trainer.