Five reasons the Elite Justo is the best way to train indoors

PLUS! Your chance to win your very own Elite Justo interactive trainer

Elite Justo
(Image credit: Elite)

The weather’s getting colder and the days shorter, but the arrival of winter doesn’t mean you have to put your cycle training on hold – even on those days you really don’t fancy heading outside. The new, range-topping Justo interactive trainer contains loads of exciting features that help bring the open road indoors – Elite believe it’s the most accurate and evolved home trainer on the market.

As well as being precise, smooth, powerful, silent and easy to use, it features an integrated power meter, auto-calibration and the ability to simulate inclines of up to 24 per cent. Elite also say it’s been designed to be compatible with numerous cassettes, and all indoor training software.

Here are five reasons you should make new Elite Justo part of your training regime – and if you scroll down, you’ll also get a chance to win one of your own.

1. The Elite Justo’s stats are impressive

The Elite Justo can simulate inclines of up to 24 per cent, while its power measurement is claimed to be accurate to within ±1 per cent. Thanks to Elite’s My E-Training software, the Justo can also provide helpful data on your riding efficiency, using a 24-point system to analyse your power output throughout your pedalling motion. Once the system has evaluated the mechanical efficiency of your movement, you can make adjustments to your riding position where necessary. The Justo can also auto-calibrate at the most convenient time for you, without the need for manual intervention.

Elite Justo

The Elite Justo can bring the hill indoors by simulating inclines of up to 24 per cent.

(Image credit: Elite)

2. It’s easy to use

You may not be riding on the road, but Elite have done their best to ensure you’re fully immersed in whichever training platform you’re using. Whenever you cease pedalling and the flywheel stops spinning, the Justo’s clever ERG mode helps you to settle back into your rhythm by giving you a few resistance-free seconds before it kicks in again. Elite have also introduced interchangeable Flex Feet, which allow you customise your trainer’s ride feel based on your preferences, and make the pedalling sensation as realistic as possible.

Elite Justo

Side and end-on views of the Elite Justo.

(Image credit: Elite)

3. It features improved connectivity

The Justo comes equipped with dual Bluetooth channels. This means you can connect a pair of compatible devices simultaneously, allowing you to link your trainer to your bike computer and your favourite training software at the same time. The Justo can also work as a bridge between your heart-rate and cadence sensors, bringing them together with the data your trainer sends through to your software. This is particularly beneficial to Apple TV users, who are limited in the number of devices they can connect at once.

Elite Justo

The Elite Justo is versatile enough to link up to your favourite training software, whether you prefer Zwift, TrainerRoad or Rouvy.

(Image credit: Elite)

4. It works independently

While you need mains power to get the most of your Justo, its two new standalone modes ensure your trainer can be useful even when it’s not plugged in, turned on or connected to software.

If the Justo is connected to power and switched on, but not linked to software, you can use the My E-Training app to set an incline between 0 and 24 per cent – the Justo will maintain that gradient, even after it’s disconnected from the app. And, if the trainer is neither hooked up to the mains nor the software, you can use My E-Training prior to disconnection to set a level of resistance from 1-16 – your ride will then continue at this resistance level until you reconnect. In other words, you can use the Justo completely independently of software or power.

Elite Justo

The Elite Justo has been designed to link up to a pair of compatible devices at the same time.

(Image credit: Elite)

5. It’s designed for maximum compatibility

The Justo has been built to cater for all sorts of riders. It’s compatible with road, gravel and mountain bike cassettes, and supplied with 130 and 135mm QR hubs, and adaptors to take a 142mm thru-axle. If they don’t fit the bill, additional adaptors are available via Elite or any of their stockists.

When it comes to cassettes, you can immediately fit anything from a 9- to a 12-speed Shimano cassette, while 12-speed Shimano mountain bike cassettes become an option with the addition of a Microspline Freehub body. Campagnolo, SRAM XD and XDR cassettes are compatible with the correct Freehub body.

And finally, the Justo also works with all indoor training software, so whether you like Zwift, TrainerRoad or Rouvy, Elite have got you covered.

The Elite Justo (costing £999 (UK) / €990 (Europe) / $1,199 (US) is now available in Europe. It will be released in the rest of the world before the end of 2022.

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