The Hammer Direct Drive Trainer redefines indoor training to create the ultimate riding experience. One that's versatile enough to handle the most intense interval sessions as it is the easiest of recovery rides. Simply put, the Hammer is the perfect addition to any athlete's toolbox.
This direct drive style bike trainer eliminates the tire-to-roller contact, and is capable of replicating any outdoor ride from conversational group rides to rolling hills to pain face inducing 20% grades. All of this is done with a smooth, road-like-feel thanks to a massive 20 lb. precision-balanced flywheel that replicates real world inertia better than anyone else. Paired with our innovative, rapid response electromagnetic resistance system and you've got a bike trainer that can cover large resistance changes in a blink of an eye at a whisper quiet 64 decibels. Plus, the Hammer's revolutionary axle compatibility gives you the freedom to choose any thru-axle or quick release bike now and for years to come. Simply add a cassette, pop off your rear wheel, connect to your favorite virtual training software and prepare to Hammer away.
- Noise level at 20 mph is 64 decibels, quiet enough to ride in a library.
- PowerTuned using PowerTap technology for accurate power readings.
- Thru-axle compatible for bike frames with fork widths of 142 or 148.
- Quick-release compatible for bike frames with fork widths of 130mm and 135 mm.
- Integrated dual ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth 4.0 technologies.
- Compatible with a wide variety of devices and virtual training application, including CycleOps VirtualTraining, Zwift, TrainerRoad and many more. Contact us with questions about compatibility with other software.
- 20 lb precision balanced flywheel provides quiet, vibration free and true-to-the-road riding experience.
- Fast response electromagnetic resistance ensure most responsive resistance and maximum power available.
- Robust design is capable of handling up to 2000 watts at 20 mph and can simulate up to a 20% climbing grade.
- Direct drive design directly connects the bicycle to the resistance unit, eliminating tire wear.
- Integrated front wheel tray adds stability to ride without taking up any extra storage space.
- Internally cooling technology ensures accurate ride data even during the hardest of workouts.
- Integrated front wheel tray adds stability to ride and nests within the trainer when not in use.
- Folding legs provide widest footprint of direct drive indoor bicycle trainers on the market for added stability and easy storage.
- Includes a Shimano splined freehub for compatibility with Shimano 8-11 speed cassettes.
- Accessible and balanced handle allows for smooth, anyone-can-carry transit of the trainer.
- Over the air (OTA) firmware updates via Bluetooth 4.0 devices ensures the Hammer is up to date.
- 300 lb (136 kg) maximum load – excluding bicycle.
- Cassette not included.
- Dimensions when Open L*H*W: 31”x18.5”x19.5” (787.4x469.9x495.3 mm).
- Dimensions when Closed L*H*W: 8.5”x18.5”x19.5” (76.2x469.9x495.3 mm).
- Weighs in at 47 lb (21.3 kg).
Out of the box, the setup was easy. I'm using a road bike. I just installed the road cassette, plugged in the hammer and jumped on. Zwift auto discovered the hammer power meter and cadence.
The resistance feel pretty realistic. Of course nothing beats the feel of the actual road, but this is pretty close.
The platform is very stable with the legs in the "out" position. When the legs are folded in, the hammer takes up very little space.
If i were going to pick a "con" or two- the hammer is a little heavy. I'm sure that's the flywheel inside the hammer that gives it the realistic and smooth feel. So, you won't be moving it around a lot. Not a big deal.
2nd con- I wish cyclops would actully incorporate the hamme into a full blown stationery bike. I have other family members who would want to use the hammer and that means changing bikes, axles and cassettes. A full blown stationary bike would mean just lowering or raising the seat.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend
This is a nice trainer. It is relatively quiet. At this price it ought to include free Rouvy, not just the free ride for one hour at a time. Also, it is not recommended to calibrate it on Zwift as that might totally foul up everything. Calibrate it on Rouvy.
A smart trainer used online is much easier to use than a dumb trainer; you do not have to pay attention to keep your power at a desired level. Also it really is a lot more fun. I have always loved my trainer but this is so much easier to ride for an hour or more.
Bottom LineYes, I would recommend this to a friend
After less than a year of use, my Hammer is lunching itself. A grinding noise is emanating from the bowels of my trainer. Cycleops is aware and it's customer service has been lacking. I've been working on getting this problem resolved for more than a month. If you buy this trainer, know that you may have to either you might have to pay to ship it back to them ($60) to fix their DEFECT or they will send you out the part and you will have to dig into the guts of your trainer and fix it yourself. Don't make the same mistake I did and consider the alternatives.
Bottom LineNo, I would not recommend this to a friend