Kinetic Unveils All New Smart Control Trainer Lineup
First-ever free moving electronic resistance trainer, the Rock and Roll - Smart Control, headlines product line debuting this fall
August 18, 2016 | Minneapolis, Minn. – Long known for its industry-leading portfolio of premium cycling trainers, Minneapolis-based Kinetic today announced the launch of its new Kinetic Smart Control electronic trainers. The lineup is headlined by the first ever free-moving electronic trainer, the Rock and Roll - Smart Control, and also includes the Road Machine - Smart Control, a fixed-base version.
Each new trainer model features an electronically-controlled resistance unit, a massive flywheel delivering the highest inertia of any smart trainer on the market, ultra-quiet operation, accurate and reproducible power data, and a realistic ride feel. The Smart Control Power Unit is also available separately and is the ideal upgrade for a wide range of existing Kinetic trainers.
Featuring connectivity with any Bluetooth Smart®-compatible device, each Smart Control trainer is fully integrated with the next generation Kinetic Fit power-training app, delivering an immersive experience in the saddle with video integration and personalized power training. Every Smart Control trainer or Power Unit purchase includes a free six-month Smart subscription to the Kinetic Fit app, where riders from beginner to pro can choose from more than 200 individual workouts and 28 specific training plans designed by professional coaches.
“Kinetic Smart Control trainers are designed to deliver cycling’s best, most realistic power-training workout and we couldn’t be more excited to unveil this new product line,” said Kinetic’s marketing manager, David Simpson. “When combined with the innovative Kinetic Fit app, Kinetic Smart Control trainers deliver a complete electronic power-training system that’s like having your own personal coach whenever you train.”
Kinetic will officially debut the new trainers at Eurobike (booth B4-303) from August 31 to September 2, and during Interbike (booth 7119) from September 21-23. The products are available now for pre-order for distributors and retailers and are scheduled to arrive in stores beginning in late September.
Smart Control trainers are compatible with Android and Apple devices, as well as popular third party apps including Zwift and TrainerRoad. Like all Kinetic trainers, each new model also works with virtually any bike, including those with thru-axles, internally-geared hubs and wheels as small as 16 inches with an adapter kit. Kinetic Smart Control models include a lifetime frame warranty and a two-year Power Unit warranty.
Details of each Smart Control product are as follows:
Rock and Roll - Smart Control: The Kinetic Rock and Roll - Smart Control is the only smart electronic trainer that features side-to-side motion to allow your bike to move with you for a more realistic road feel and stronger core. Truly one-of-a-kind, it retails for $849 | €749.
Road Machine - Smart Control: Equipped with Kinetic’s most popular trainer frame, the Road Machine - Smart Control combines the massive flywheel and electronically controlled resistance system with Kinetic's best-in-class frame to deliver an immersive power training system at a retail price of $649 | €579.
Smart Control Power Unit: The Kinetic Smart Control Power Unit delivers the most affordable and convenient option for anyone looking to upgrade their current Kinetic Rock and Roll, Road Machine, Magnetic or Cyclone trainer. The unit installs in minutes and immediately connects you with a world of data and immersive training options. It retails at $549 | €499.
For more information about Kinetic Smart Control trainers and the Kinetic Fit power-training app, please contact Kinetic’s Marketing Manager David Simpson at [email protected] or (763) 572-4529.