Incredible value for a smart turbo trainer.
Building on the success of the original Bkool Pro Smart Trainer, the Smart Pro 2 Trainer offers incredible value in the world of smart turbo trainers with its fuss-free installation, ANT+ wireless support for indoor cycling software, realistic inertia simulation, and ultra-silent operation. The simplistic design is one of its biggest selling points, making it a cinch to set-up and operate, even for those entirely new to the world of indoor training. The Smart Pro 2 is comprised of a resistance unit, frame/wheel attachment, front wheel support, USB ANT+ stick for hooking up to your computer, QR skewer for attaching the rear wheel, and power adapter.
The resistance unit reaches up to 1200 watts, putting it up there with many of the best indoor trainers on the market and can simulate uphill gradients of 20 percent, so you can easily train for an upcoming sufferfest with brutal climbs. Another impressive attribute is the resistance unit's super-quiet operation, only giving off 68 decibels of noise while turning at a simulated 30 kilometers per hour. And despite costing approximately half of other comparable smart trainers, it's significantly lightweight design tips the scales at approximately 25.5 pounds.
Notable improvements over the older model include smoother transitions between gradients and Bkool's newest training software providing hyper-realistic simulation of thousands of real world routes and offering a number of indoor classesfor training at home. You'll get a premium subscription to this training software with the purchase of the Smart Pro 2, which runs on a number of operating platforms and devices, including Windows, OSX, iOS, and Android.
Additionally, you can choose to use this trainer with other popular cycling simulation software, including Zwift, TrainerRoad, and Sufferfest. It works with all popular wheel sizes, including those used by mountain bikes (27.5, 29 inch wheels), but will require a separate quick-release or thru-axle skewer for use with most mountain bikes.
- Impressive value in the world of smart turbo trainers
- Innovative design is stable, easy to set up, and quiet
- Adapts to any wheel size, includes a quick-release skewer
- Resistance unit reaches up to 1200W and gradients of 20%
- Only emits 68 decibels of noise while riding at 30 kph
- ANT+/Bluetooth Smart wireless with included USB ANT+ stick
- Premium subscription to Bkool's indoor training software
- Compatible with Zwift, TrainerRoad, Sufferfest software
This is an honest review. Back in may 2019 I was shopping for smart trainers. Most are quite expensive as you know. So I found BKool Smart Pro was at reasonable price and had two year warranty. The unit performed well, but lasted three months, on august 2019 it broke, the roller will get stuck. The pastic fan inside the unit is broke and causes the unit to completely fail.
My experience with BKOOL warranty: Well I have to say they responded quickly and sent me a refurbished unit within two days. But the unit looked far from refurbished the fan looks like is plastic (from the outside) so its destined to fail again.
The refurbished unit was dirty outside and inside.
Competitive Cyclist has been very helpfull with great customer service.
Spend your money wisely buy a higher end smart trainer