Xplova Noza S Smart Trainer review

Acer powered smart trainer packs in plenty of enviable features

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Noza S is a trainer that offers a lot of benefits for the average cyclist. It's quiet, stable, powerful and offers a really easy to use interface that can get you riding quickly. Unfortunately for the more dedicated indoor cyclist the discrepancies in power readings will be enough to put you off if you intend to use it as a dedicated workout session machine.

Reasons to buy
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    More than enough resistance for any rider

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    Simple to use app

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Reasons to avoid
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    Power over reads far more than the claimed 2.5%

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    Connection to third party apps and devices can be slow/intermittent

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    Easy to lose bolt-thru axle adapter

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The Noza S is Xplova's full function smart trainer and sits in the very competitive mid-price market so is up against some established players.

Out of the box and the setup is a simple matter of attaching the two stabilising legs via a push button for the height adjustable front and two bolts for the wider rear. There are adapters for running standard 135mm quick release or two bolt through axle widths, covering both road and mountain bike compatibility. The only thing to note here is the non-driveside adapter has a tendency to fall out when taking the bike off the trainer. It is also compatible with all main wheel sizes.

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James Bracey

James Bracey's career has seen him move from geography teacher, to MBR writer, to Cycling Weekly's senior tech writer and video presenter. He possesses an in-depth knowledge of bicycle mechanics, as well as bike fit and coaching qualifications. Bracey enjoys all manner of cycling, from road to gravel and mountain biking.