Kinetic Unveils Fluid Smart 2 Trainer Lineup
For Immediate Release
The Rock and Roll | Smart 2 and Road Machine | Smart 2 are compatible with more devices and apps than ever.
June 26, 2018 - Minneapolis, Minn. – Minneapolis-based Kinetic today announced the launch of its new Kinetic Smart 2 fluid smart trainers featuring updated inRide Power Sensor technology with ANT+™ and Bluetooth® communication protocols.
The lineup includes the Road Machine – Smart 2 and the Rock and Roll – Smart 2, the world’s only free-moving bicycle trainer. The inRide Power Sensor is sold separately as an upgrade accessory for existing Kinetic fluid trainers. Each new model features Kinetic’s patented fluid-resistance unit and a new inRide Power Sensor.
The updated inRide sensor features a new dual-band chip that in addition to being able to pair with training software on phones and tablets, will also pair with head units and software run on a PC or a Mac and allow customers to connect with virtually any training app.
“We listened to our customers and added the features they wanted.” Said Kinetic Sales Manager, Jason Overman. “Customers want more flexibility along with the accuracy and reliability they already expect from Kinetic. A customer might use a computer or smart phone with a popular app and simultaneously collect data with a Garmin™ cycling computer. The new inRide Power Sensor supports that and is totally standards compliant which means you download your favorite app and your trainer just works.”
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 2 models include a lifetime frame warranty and a two-year inRide Power Sensor warranty.
Kinetic provides a free 1-month Smart subscription for the Kinetic Fit power-training app with any inRide or Smart 2 trainer purchase. Featuring video integration and personalized power training, Riders from beginner to pro can choose from more than 200 individual workouts and 28 specific training plans designed by professional coaches.
The new Smart 2 trainers are available now for pre-order for distributors and retailers and are scheduled to arrive in stores beginning in late August.
Rock and Roll | Smart 2 (Model # T-2810): The Rock and Roll | Smart 2 combines the world’s only free-moving fluid trainer with intuitive app-based power training. The pre-installed Kinetic inRide 3 Power Sensor allows riders to connect with a world of training possibilities with apps like Kinetic Fit, Zwift or TrainerRoad via ANT+™, ANT+™ FE-C, and Bluetooth® FTMS on connected smart phones, tablets and laptops. No additional sensors or add-ons are needed. Includes a FREE 1-month subscription for the Kinetic Fitpower-training app. Fluid resistance adjusts with wheel speed and is not app controlled. MSRP: $549
Road Machine | Smart 2 (Model # T-2710): Accurate, affordable and easy to use, the Kinetic Road Machine | Smart combines intuitive app-based power training with our benchmark fluid trainer. Kinetic inRide 3 Power Sensor technology allows riders to connect with popular training apps like Kinetic Fit, Zwift and TrainerRoad via ANT+™, ANT+™ FE-C, and Bluetooth® FTMS on smart phones, tablets and laptops. No additional sensors or add-ons are needed. Includes a FREE 1-month subscription for the Kinetic Fit power-training app. Fluid resistance adjusts with wheel speed and is not app controlled. MSRP: $369
Kinetic inRide Power Sensor (Model # T-2005): The all new Kinetic inRide 3 Power Sensor allows owners of any classic Kinetic Rock and Roll or Road Machine fluid trainer to capitalize on the benefits of a wattage-based power-training program. The unit installs in minutes and immediately connects you with training apps like Kinetic Fit, Zwift or TrainerRoad on Bluetooth Smart®- or ANT+™-connected smart phones, tablets and laptops. New ANT+ connectivity also allows training data to broadcast directly to Garmin™ devices. No additional sensors or add-ons are needed. Includes a FREE 1-month subscription for the Kinetic Fit power-training app. MSRP: $50