BKool AIR Smart Trainer: Details // Unboxing // Ride Review

BKool AIR Direct Drive Smart Trainer. The trainer that caught my attention two years ago with a very unique and revolutionary design arrived in the Lama Lab a few weeks back and has been put to the test. It wasn’t smooth sailing from the beginning, having to work through a few issues with BKool direct in regards to rebooting and power accuracy. By all reports I’m not alone in this aspect – RoadCC had the exact same experience with their review. A solid design that’s let down by a few technical omissions.

Unit Specifications

  • Direct Drive / One of a kind design!
  • Footprint: 700mmx840mm (Show image)
  • Magnetic Resistance (Stepper motor)
  • Axle Type: Quick Release 135mm / 12mm thru axle (up to 148mm) Native TA!
  • Bike compatibility: 26″->29″
  • Freehub: Shimano/SRAM 11spd (supporting 7spd-11spd. Cassette Not Included)
  • Supported connections ANT+ (FE-C), Bluetooth Smart*. (USB ANT+ Supplied)
  • Power Accuracy Claims +/-3%
  • Calibration: No spindown process. At this stage…
  • Data Transmitted: Speed, Power. (External cadence sensor supplied)
  • Grade simulation: 20%
  • Max wattage: 3000W
  • Flywheel size/weight: Not specified.
  • Rocking/Swing: 6°
  • Noise Level: Low (claimed)
  • Unit weight: 24kgs
  • Power Source: Mains. 12V 2A.
  • Firmware Upgrades: Via Bkool Toolkit (IOS and Android)
  • Warranty: 2 years.
  • Bonus 3 Month Subscription to their BKool Simulator


Shane Miller

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