Also like usual, I’ll be sending it back to them upon completion of this review. If you found the review useful, you can pickup the Elite Drivo and other gadgets from Clever Training at the bottom of this review. So I got the equivalent of carrying a bottle of whisky in a brown bag to conceal it’s true identity.
In doing so DCR Readers save 10% and support the site. No worries, I’m reasonably certain a printed sleeve won’t impact accuracy.
The Drivo does require power, as it doesn’t have a built-in power curve or self-generation for unpowered use (only a handful of electronic trainers do; such as the Wahoo KICKR/KICKR2, Tacx NEO, and Tacx Bushido).
The power cord is dual voltage 120/240V, so it’ll work anywhere in the world.
I suppose I could have done that step last, but, I just wanted to get it out of the way. Here’s the Jenny Craig before and after photos: There’s also that handle up top, making it easy to carry the unit around.
Next, we’ll take out the feet and plunk them on the lower leg: Next we’ve got the little red knob that locks the lower leg in place. It has two safety systems on the unit, a small red locking lever as well as a bigger red rotating knob.
The Elite Drivo (pronounced Drive-oh) is their top-end trainer.
It’s direct drive (meaning, you take off your rear wheel), and it’s fully electronically controlled.However, companies like Wahoo simply include it already installed on their KICKR lineup, simplifying setup.Beyond the cassette purchase, you’ll need tools – which will run you another - depending on where you source them.First up is the feet, which allow you to adjust height of the trainer above the ground by rotating the feet into different positions. Finally, the unit itself: Don’t worry, you’ll get a zillion shots of that trainer by the time this review is done.Next we’ve got the power supply: Then there’s doohickies for the cassette and different axle standards. Following that we’ve got Elite’s software, if you so choose to use it. Lastly, while not in the box, I know folks will be looking for specs like max wattage and stuff.The setup process is pretty easy and painless, only taking a few minutes once you get the cassette on it. As many DCR readers know, this is a bit of a pet peeve of mine with (some) direct drive trainers that lack a cassette on them.