Yesterday Zwift launched their new direct drive turbo trainer – Zwift Hub. We are lucky enough to have one for a hands-on look.
In The Box
In the box you get:
- Zwift Hub turbo trainer
- Either an 8,9,10,11 or 12 speed cassette depending on your choice
- UK power cable
- Thru-axle (12×142 / 12×148) adapters
- 130/135mm adaptors & quick-release skewer
- 2-year limited warranty
- Maximum Simulated Grade: 16%
- Maximum Power Output: 1,800W
- Power Accuracy: +/- 2.5%
- Transmits measured data using both Bluetooth FTMS and Ant+ FEC
- Accepts control data using either Bluetooth FTMS or ANT+ FE-C
- Resistance type: Electromagnetic
- Flywheel weight: 4.7 kg
- Product weight: 15 kg
- Product dimensions: 49.7 cm L x 61.2 cm W x 46.1 cm H
- Wheel size compatibility: 650c, 700c, 24″, 26″, 27.5″, 29″
- Max Weight: 120 kg
- Sound: 52 dB at 250 watts
- Operating temperatures: -10 C to +25 C
- Power requirements: 100-240 V, 1.5 A, 50 Hz-60 Hz
- Freehub body: Hyperglide (Shimano)
You can use the Zwift Hub with any software (Zwift,TrainerRoad,RGT,Rouvy,Wahoo SYSTM etc.) You can also connect it to your bike computer & use pre-made workouts.
It is possible to use a MTB on the Zwift Hub, although it will only support older 11-speed HG cassettes.
The setup is extremely easy. All you do is get your bike, remove the rear wheel, use the helpful cards to measure your rear hub width to make sure you use the right axle adapters, put the bike on the turbo & away you go!
The feel of the Zwift Hub is comparable to most turbo trainers, it has a smaller flywheel than any of the Wahoo turbos so it doesn’t feel as realistic.
You can purchase one HERE
We will be doing a full review in the coming weeks once we have chance to fully test it out – look out for that!