I don’t necessarily have any problems with this setup other than it creaks a little out of the saddle, but it seems fine, am I missing out on anything?
Is there a benefit to a direct drive trainer versus kicker snap if using the bike's power meter?
Direct drive trainers eliminate tire slip and tire wear as issues. Direct drive trainers generally have heavier fly wheels which generally means better road like feel.
A Direct drive trainer also does not have issues with variations in tire pressure and/or tension leading to inconstancies but using a power meter on the bike can go a long way to addressing that issue.
Thoughts in existing topics:
Noice was the main reason I went to a DD (at the time a Muin). Tyre wear was another.
Direct drive is like a luxury experience compared to wheel-on. I really like the lower noise levels. If you do a lot of trainer time with a wheel-on trainer then you are going to need a trainer tire or an extra rear wheel. Mounting your bike on a direct drive trainer ends up being easier.
Yeah I already have a separate tire and wheel, only slight bummer is I can’t use my new bike with the thru axle. Was looking at direct drive options where I can use any bike.
I have a kickr snap - there is a bit of tyre wear, but not much, there may be more noise, but I listen to music. I don’t get any tyre slippage. Is a direct drive better? Probably. However, my snap works brilliantly and as some have said, if you get a good one they are great. Could I get a Core? yes - is it worth forking out for in the current economic climate? er no!