Elite Drivo II smart turbo trainer review

The new Elite Drivo II smart turbo trainer is more accurate, more stable and more responsive than the original – is it as good as its rivals from Wahoo and Tacx?

Elite Drivo II
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Elite Drivo II is a very good turbo trainer and offers similar performance to the likes of the Wahoo, Tacx and CycleOps. It isn't the best designed, however, and although relatively light in weight it is awkward to store and move. Noise wise it is completely reasonable but it is a good five or so decibels higher on average compared to Wahoo's Kickr.

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    Quick-changing resistance

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    Requires some assembling

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The new Elite Drivo II is said to improve on everything the original Drivo was. Better road feel, better response to terrain change in apps like Zwift and higher accuracy levels to within +/- 0.5 per cent.

In a world where turbo training has never been so good Elite had to impress – and if claims are to be believed then impress the new Elite Drivo II will.

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Symon Lewis joined Cycling Weekly as an Editorial Assistant in 2010, he went on to become a Tech Writer in 2014 before being promoted to Tech Editor in 2015 before taking on a role managing Video and Tech in 2019. Lewis discovered cycling via Herne Hill Velodrome, where he was renowned for his prolific performances, and spent two years as a coach at the South London velodrome.