Elite Drivo SMART - Direct Drive - Cycling Turbo Bike Indoor Trainer Zwift Compatible
Description:Brand new in open box - Elite Drivo SMART
An ex-display item. This is not an ex-demo unit. It has not been used, only admired. Please see photos for details or email if you would like further information.
The packaging is very tatty and this would not be suitable as a gift solely because of the packaging alone.
We reserve the right to palletise the unit at our expense, in its box, to send it to you. We may simply try to bolster the existing packaging if we chose to ship with UPS. Whatever the method of delivery, it will be fully insured against damage in transit and you are to sign for it as unchecked upon receipt and report any issues to us within 3 days.
Local collection is welcome from Nottingham providing current Covid guidelines allow and all precautions advised must be adhered to.
Strictly cash on collection if you wish to collect. Mutually convenient time and date to be agreed from our warehouse.
For the price we are asking, this is an absolute steal. Grab it whilst you can. ROAD.CC REVIEW (based on £1200 RRP)
Here is what road.cc had to say about the Elite Drivo when scoring it 9/10:-
"The Elite Drivo is a top-drawer, powered, indoor trainer with Bluetooth Smart and ANT+ connectivity that's a cinch to hook up and get riding. It's just a shame that the bottom-drawer aesthetic and some needless niggles let it down. The Drivo is aimed squarely at the cyclist with plenty of money burning a hole in their jersey pocket and for those with the means I can't imagine a much better training tool.
Before I go any further I have to talk about the design. Others have likened the aesthetic to an AT-AT walker from Star Wars, and I wouldn't disagree. It's a bit of a shame that the case is also poorly moulded. My unit had uneven areas where the case sections join and I have seen others report the same.
Now that's out of the way let's get to where the Drivo really excels: the ride. My first outing was a Zwift lap round the London circuit. Out of the blocks there was a little inertia to overcome but once you're over the gear the Drivo is hands down the smoothest trainer I've ridden. The 6kg flywheel is smaller than some of its rivals but it's put to good use here with a double-belt pulley system. With full control provided by Zwift I could feel every undulation on the course. There was no delay or sudden changes in resistance, only smooth transitions and the confidence that an effort will be rewarded rather than punished with a sudden, reactive increase. With a maximum resistance of 2000w that's a good thing too. As a bigger guy I do worry (I admit needlessly) about stability and the 1400 or 1600w resistance on some units, but that's not a problem here. The Drivo is a solid, sprinter-approved trainer, but what about the climbers?
Turning toward Box Hill – yes, I know there's a mountain but it was 'London' day and my first ride – I got to test a little of the Drivo's virtual gravity. Box Hill's average 5% gradient is nowhere near the 24% maximum the Drivo will simulate, but once again I enjoyed the steady, almost casual increase and the confidence inducing ability to lay the power on when needed.
I had no issues with data recording: my iPad received power, speed and cadence data with no interruptions, peaks, troughs or drop outs. There was no issue with my iPhone or Garmin unit either. I did find that the Drivo won't do 'dual' output: sending data to both a Bluetooth and ANT+ device."
So they reckon it's ugly with its Star Wars style AT-AT walker aesthetic. Each to their own but, most importantly, the superlative 1% accuracy of this model is what is going to stand you in good stead for that Strava KOM or Personal Best TT or Road Race in 2021. They rated it so highly because of its granularity on Zwift and other online training platforms because this is what is really important."
Drivo is a home trainer with direct transmission of power output. There are many advantages to this: no slippage even on the most intense sprints, no tyre wear, great noise reduction as there's no contact between roller and wheel. DRIVO is counted among the new generation of ANT+™ FE-C & Bluetooth interactive home trainers that are compatible with any kind of app, software, computer and device (smartphones and tablets) that support iOS, Android, MacOS and Windows. Set your course or training programs with a few clicks and start pedaling right away. DRIVO automatically adjusts resistance and manages your training session. Passion for pedaling along with the accuracy of DRIVO is the right combination for perfect training sessions. DRIVO can be managed via the My E-Training software (36-month free subscription) or other indoor cycling services (which usually require paid subscription), such as: Zwift, TrainerRoad, The Sufferfest, Bikevo, Kinomap and many more.