The bearings in my Elite Volano, a direct drive fluid trainer, died last weekend, and I need a new trainer. Basically, I have it narrowed down to the Elite Suito and the Wahoo Kickr Core. The Wahoo is a tad more expensive, and I’d need to buy an XDR driver, which increases the price difference slightly. Whereas with the Suito, I could continue to use the XDR driver I bought for the Volano. I do like the smaller form factor of the Suito (I have a small apartment), too.
The other question is about vibrations: it seems the Kickr Core is quieter. My old Volano (with working bearings) was relatively quiet, but I had to put some effort into damping the vibrations.
Power accuracy is not going to be a deciding factor, I’ll use Power Match in conjunction with my Quark DZero.
What are your experiences with both? Any recommendations?