Elite Direto smart turbo trainer review

The Elite Directo is accurate, reliable and won’t break the bank – we test the mid-market option

Elite Direto

The Elite Directo is a great mid-market option

Cycling Weekly Verdict

An essential bit of kit for anyone starting out their indoor training, without paying out for the top line. Improvements could be made in reducing the noise output and making the Direto easier to pack away, but the weight does add a reassuring stability. The accuracy and reliability are surely the biggest assets for the Elite, which make it a worthwhile investment for those looking for a turbo trainer.

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The Elite Direto is the mid-market option from the Italian accessory brand, and is has quickly become the weapon of choice for pro teams and amateurs alike.

With virtual cycling and indoor training only growing in popularity, Elite has cemented position in the cycling world by embedding the Direto in every corner. Having been used as a warm-up tool for the likes of Mark Cavendish, the Elite Direto was also used to launch the Zwift Kiss Super League earlier this year.

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