Interbike 2015: Kinetic shows off two new trainers

Also launches feature-packed online subscription training system

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This trainer moves with its rider, allowing cyclists to perform out-of-the-saddle hill climb intervals that replicate actual cycling on the road.

This trainer moves with its rider, allowing cyclists to perform out-of-the-saddle hill climb intervals that replicate actual cycling on the road (click to enlarge).

Kinetic has unveiled a pair of new “Smart” trainers and a slick interactive training system. The Rock and Roll-Smart, Road Machine-Smart, and a new interactive web-based training system are slated to appear in local bike shops within the month.

The new trainers use inRide sensor technology pre-installed for instant power training connectivity. The new interactive training system, which will go live the end of September, will be both a website and smart phone app that provides built-in workouts and training plans, second-screen viewing, streaming video from The Sufferfest and social connection.

MSRP: $570

MSRP: $570 (click to enlarge)

Kinetic Rock and Roll-Smart Trainer

Kinetic’s Rock and Roll-Smart moves with its rider, allowing cyclists to perform out-of-the-saddle hill climb intervals that replicate actual cycling on the road. The newly integrated inRide sensor wirelessly pairs with iOS and Android devices using Bluetooth Smart technology and will connect to Kinetic’s new web-based training system. MSRP: $570.

The company's most popular trainer offers smooth, realistic fluid-resistance.

The company’s most popular trainer offers smooth, realistic fluid-resistance (click to enlarge).

Kinetic Road Machine-Smart Trainer

The Road Machine-Smart, which also has an integrated inRide sensor, offers smooth, realistic fluid-resistance. This is Kinetic’s most popular trainer, due to its quiet operation, solid construction, and progressive resistance. MSRP: $410.

Both these new “Smart” trainers have Kinetic’s sealed fluid chambers, are power-curve calibrated, and are magnetically coupled via a driveshaft for leak-proof performance. They come fully assembled and ready to go out of the box.

MSRP: $410

MSRP: $410 (click to enlarge)

Kinetic Online Training System

The new web-based training system, a free application, will be compatible with iOS and Android devices and will be launched in English and German, with Dutch, French, Italian, and Spanish versions to follow. The subscription-based service includes professionally developed training plans, guided workouts, data sharing with Strava, Training Peaks and similar sites, wireless screen mirroring to home entertainment systems, and compatibility with Zwift and TrainerRoad.

There are four subscription tiers ranging from free, which provides everything needed to start power training. Next is a $10-per-month program that provides more training plans, more intelligent analysis, and more sensors to deliver smarter workouts. For $15 per month, riders have unlimited access to online events, head-to-head racing, and team competitions, plus there is integration with wearable heart rate and power monitors. Finally, for $25 users can stream any video from The Sufferfest library and ride a synchronized workout.

A two-month trial of the $10 level is free with purchase of a Rock and Roll-Smart or Road Machine-Smart trainer. Current owners of Kinetic trainers and its inRide sensors will receive push notifications to update their inRide apps.

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This article is part of RoadBikeReview’s coverage of the 2015 Interbike trade show in Las Vegas. For more from Interbike CLICK HERE.

About the author: Jason Sumner

An avid cyclist, Jason Sumner has been writing about two-wheeled pursuits of all kinds since 1999. He’s covered the Tour de France, the Olympic Games, and dozens of other international cycling events. He also likes to throw himself into the fray, penning first-person accounts of cycling adventures all over the globe. Sumner, who joined the / staff in 2013, has also done extensive gear testing and is the author of the cycling guide book "75 Classic Rides: Colorado." When not writing or riding, the native Coloradoan can be found enjoying time with his wife Lisa and daughter Cora.

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