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New help with new Smart Trainer, Kickr snap or cycleops M2

Old 10-31-18, 05:35 AM
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New help with new Smart Trainer, Kickr snap or cycleops M2

I'm looking to purchase my 1st smart trainer, does anyone have any pros or cons on the kickr snap or the cycleops M2? Thank you for your time
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Old 11-01-18, 04:29 AM
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I've been using the Kickr SNAP for 2 years and it has been great. If money was no object, I would have gone with one of the wheel-off trainers, the only downside I've had with the SNAP is the need to take the road tire off when I bring the bike in for trainer season. Tires do wear pretty quickly, especially treaded ones - and a treaded tire is noticeably noisier on the wheel-on trainers.

If I was buying today, I think I'd spend a bit more on the STAC Zero Halcyon trainer - here.

It got good reviews by the usual reviewers, is wheel on but no contact with tires. Putting the magnet dealies on the wheel each season looks easier than putting on a new tire, etc. Costs more than the SNAP, but much less than the wheel-off trainers.
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There are 2 important differences between the two:

1) Snap doesn’t accept 126 mm hubs, M2 does. This may not apply to you if you have a bike made after 90s.
2) Snap has a heavier flywheel, which makes it closer to a road feel with more rolling inertia. If you watch GPLama reviews of both units, he talks about the same thing.

Minor difference:
M2 is made in Madison, WI, USA. Snap is imported.
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