BKool to ship new smart trainer in January

By Steve Frothingham

ST. CHARLES, Ill. (BRAIN) — Bkool plans to start shipping its new direct drive trainer, the Smart Air, in January.

The top-of-the-line model will retail for $1,199. The company said that compared to other premium smart trainers, the Smart Air is more powerful, simulates steeper slopes, and allows 6 degrees of side to side rocking motion for realistic out of the saddle riding.

The unusual design positions the resistance unit in the air, allowing the side-to-side movement, which also protects the bike from torsion.

The trainer is capable of generating up to 3,000 watts of power and simulating slopes up to 25 percent. Its power measurement system uses infrared sensors to provide +/- 2 percent accuracy. Bkool says the Smart Air is also one of the quietest direct drive trainers on the market thanks to its internal cooling system.

It has Bluetooth and ANT + FE-C. It’s compatible with 12 mm thru axles and standard quick release axles. It’s also compatible with Shimano or Sram 7-11 speed cassettes, 12-speed Sunrace cassettes for Shimano or Sram freehub bodies and 10-12 speed Campagnolo geared bikes, using Shimano, Sram, Miche or Sunrace cassettes.

More information: www.bkool.com.