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Train like you mean it.

If you want to keep your edge sharp with indoor sessions during the colder months, a trainer that provides metrics and feedback is essential. Elite's Directo Trainer is ideal for targeted and effective indoor riding features everything you or your coach needs to keep you fit.

Like the Drivo, the Directo uses an integrated OTS (Optical Torque Sensor) power meter, to measure power with +/-2.5% accuracy. To further analyze your pedaling perfection, an in-app option is available that measures power during the whole pedaling movement through 12 set points. The trainer determines how much effort you put into each legs, so you can work on your efficacy and come out swinging in the spring. When this option is enabled, you can access your power data on two types of charts via the My E-Training software and app.

To alleviate the monotony of pedaling in place, the Directo simulates climbing with slopes up to 14%. Sprinters can work on their finishing kick with a 1400-watt power output at simulate speeds of up to 40km/h. This trainer is intuitive and can be used by anyone looking to maintain or improve fitness easily within the confines of their homes, but when not in use, the compact design allows the trainer to easily transport and store. If the weather or time doesn't allow you to get outdoors and train, the Directo from Elite still allows for structured training and watching your favorite races on repeat indoors.

  • Interactive ANT+ FE-C & Bluetooth home trainer
  • Direct drive for zero tire wear or slippage
  • Ideal for any type of training utilizing power data
  • Third party compatibility with Zwift, TrainerRoad, etc.
  • Manage your Direto with a smartphone or tablet
  • Easy to use and transport
  • Compatible with both road and MTB frames
  • Reviews
  • Q & A

Good So Far

  • Familiarity: I've used it once or twice and have initial impressions

I've set it up and used it once so far. Was changing the cassette and found that the freehub body moved quite a bit laterally. Just didn't seem right. Called Competitive Cyclist and asked about it and they said they thought it was normal. Found out it wasn't normal (see Elite Direto Facebook user group page) and tightened the freehub body using an allen wrench inserted in the end of the freehub body

Will this work with my MTB set up with SRAM Eagle 1x12?

No, it won't. Derailleur cage hits the fan shroud, don't even bother.

What's worse, when I tried to put my mountain bike on and couldn't I stared the return process, but was told that since I had mounted a cassette it was "used." Then some back and forth bickering put me over the 30 day return period altogether.

If someone can tell me how I was supposed to put my mountain bike on without mounting a cassette I'll happily eat crow on this one.

Elite Direto

Purchased around November, used on Zwift

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I was cross shopping Kickr, Direto and Neo. I went Direto due to DCRainmakers review and price.

I'm basically happy, but I wish I'd got the Kickr.

1) The direto is big. It's much bigger than the Neo. That's not an issue for many who leave it set up, but I move my one to put away regularly etc.
2) When I change down for a hill on Zwift, my cadence goes up, but the power goes up a ton too. It's like the Direto sees the cadence, but doesnt register that I'm not pedaling as hard.

So it's fine, and on sale, it was a good buy. But, I would get the Kickr if I was buying again.

Hi, what would be the benefits of a wahoo over this unit in your opinion. I am also between the two and keen to get user feedback. Thank you.

Chris, having gone through two 2018 Kickr and having them both fail within 2 weeks, I think you made a great choice. I finally ended up with the Direto, and couldn't be happier.

Great trainer!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I am extremely satisfied with this trainer so far. Assembly and setup was a breeze with the clear instructions provided, and in 500+ miles on Zwift I have never experienced a single issue. Bluetooth and ANT+ communication is flawless. It is also very quiet and stays completely cool even after 1+ hour of use. Overall, a great buy at this price. Good job, Elite!

Love this thing. Saved my winter!

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I picked this up for my birthday as an early present and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve used it with both zwift and sufferfest and I have zero complaints. It’s cheaper than the top of the line from the major companies so you can’t expect exactly the same experience but I’m not at a level where I could see any changes moving down to this model. It’s quiet, it works all the time, and has given me zero issues for 400 miles in under 3 months. I’d highly recommend it!

Love it.. yet hate using it

  • Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer

I've got about 500-600miles on the Direto. Wife probably has about 300-400mi on it.

The Direto is fantastic. No complaints with the machine at all. It is stable, smooth, and works exactly as expected. Set up is about as easy as it gets and swapping bikes (including QR and Thru-Axle bikes) is super easy and fast. My only actual grumble is that I would love for Competitive Cyclist to sell freehub spares for it so swapping between 10-11 speed cassettes would be even faster... but... that is not a dig a on the machine.

As for the hate... that's all about me. Indoor just kills me. This machine and the various apps make it a bit easier to motivate, but I still hate riding indoors... but... i must. :(

Does this include a cassette? I’m seeing conflicting info online. Thanks!

Mine did not.

They do not.

Direto so far so good

  • Familiarity: I've used it several times

I got addicted to zwift over the last month using a Cycleops jet fluid pro and decided to splurge on a smart training. After watching a couple reviews on YouTube, I decided to go with the Direto. Apparently there are two types out there, a noisy one and a more quiet one. The noise comes from the resistance motor as it adjusts. I have a noisy one, it’s not bad and if anything it lets you know that the resistance is either going to ramp up or decrease.

The resistance “bite” is not sudden, but it does ramp up. I’m 210lbs and it feels very realistic while standing while climbing in zwift. I cannot over power the unit while seated. From the YouTube reviews, it seems as the power meter is very accurate, although I do not have a power meter on my bike. I’m two weeks in using the trainer 5-days a week and so far no issues. The calibration is supper easy and takes maybe 10-seconds. If something happens I’ll report back.

do you still like the trainer?

Do you stock the freehub to convert this to Campagnolo?

We do not stock the freehub to convert this to Campagnolo. The freehub we stock is for the Turbo Muin trainer. That freehub is item #ELI000H.

Hey Dan, we will have this part, Campagnolo Freehub Adapter for Direto/Drivo/Kura (ELI001K). It's on order but won't be in until late-March