Elite Direto XR Trainer (new 2020 model)


Hi - I bought this recently. I am not sure what is wrong with me but starting workout is pure pain. I mean before | get things moving I have to for several seconds fight to push thru the power. Any suggestions on how to overcome this?

Once I am inside it is just great…

Sounds to me you could be in the big ring in the front and (too) small in the back?
Maybe try and go for small ring front, mid-cassette rear.

I don’t have this trainer but I have an original elite direto. it has been reliable overall - i cannot really complain about it, but it can be quirky sometimes and the support for it is garbage from elite. Ive often thought about a new Kickr to replace it as I think more of wahoo overall in the support and product development department.

I have a similar issue on my Direto X. I just calibrate the trainer (and again once warmed up) and it sets the resistance correctly.

I have also found that disconnecting and reconnecting the BT has a similar effect, but takes me longer.

I’m using mine on a 10 year old Samsung tablet so not sure if that’s why it happens, it takes a long time for me to navigate the options sometimes on TR, but it works well once up and running.

I have the Direto II and have been thrilled with it. No issues in 2 years of ownership. I used it with an iPhone SE, Android tablet, Samsung S10e, and an iPad and it worked well across iOS and Android.

I think there are quieter trainers out there, but it worked out-of-the-box.

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Thanks all. I did recalibrate which does not help much. But I now before I start pedaling switch to 36/28 which seems to solve the issue with too high force needed at the beginning…

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Anymore feedback on this unit? It is on my list of consideration.

Me too, looking into getting this one or the Saris H3…

I am using it for ~2 months without any issues and overall I am very happy with it with respect to what I expected (e.g. on higher wattage avoid issues with shifting to keep cadence but match the target watts).

I like that is it not noisy and that it occupies less space in storage…

I am now trying to dig-in to power reading discrepancies between Direto and Vector 3S - when I spent time on all aspects of calibration it was pretty much matching but over time.

As I am switching pedals between bikes my Vectors are usually 10-20 watts lower and I do not want to be spending time on calibration.

The only reason why it bothers me is that when I later ride outside just with Vectors I can without issues push the workout on Direto wattage (or even higher) without even noticing. But recent cold weather might be the part as well.

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The Elite Suito is similar sometimes the system starts on what feels like maximum resistance (regardless of the gearing) until the ERG stabilises. I’m not sure if its a software issue perhaps pedalling at a high cadence before the work out starts might solve, just pedalling doesn’t :thinking: