Zwift’s new Hub One smart trainer ditches the cassette for compatibility with 'almost any 8-12 speed bike'

The Hub One offers ‘virtual shifting’ similar to a smart bike - with the resistance changes handled internally, there’s no reason for more than one sprocket

Cyclist riding on Zwift's new Hub One
(Image credit: Zwift)

Zwift has just released its new Hub One smart trainer with a major update. It’s swapped a standard cassette for a single sprocket, allowing the Hub One to work more seamlessly with a greater range of bikes - from road bikes to hybrids which vary from 8 to 12 speed. 

To provide the changes in resistance, the Zwift Hub One uses virtual shifting similar to that of a smart bike and comes with 24 gears. Zwift reckons this range is wide enough to tackle any terrain in its virtual worlds with minimal jumps between gears.

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