Elite Direto XR Smart Trainer: Details // Ride Review // Lama Lab Test

Elite this week introduces the Direto XR smart trainer as their top model indoor cycle trainer. This video covers all the details and I give my take on how it performed in the Lama Lab for my training and Lama Lab Tests over the last few weeks.

Direto XR Full Specifications:
– Direct Drive Interactive Smart Trainer (Rear wheel off)
– Bike compatibility: Quick Release 130/135. Native Thru-Axle 12×142.
– Cassette Pre-Installed: Shimano/SRAM Compatible 11spd.
– Freehub Shimano/SRAM HG. (Aftermarket options: XD/XDR, MicroSpline, Campagnolo)
– Supported connections ANT+ (Pwr/Spd/Cad), ANT+ FE-C, Bluetooth Smart FTMS.
– Power Accuracy: ±1.5 OTS (Optical Torque Sensor) power meter.- Calibration: Spindown via MyETraining App.
– Grade simulation: 24%
– Max wattage: 2300W (@40km/h)
– Flywheel size/weight: 5.1kg (*Updated details from Elite post video publication!)
– Noise Level: Quiet… not silent.
– Power Source: Mains Power.
– Firmware Upgrades via Elite Upgrado App. – Front Wheel Riser Block- Extras: 12 months Elite MyETraining app // 1 Month Zwift

THREE THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT THE DIRETO XR:
1 – The Direto has hidden levelling adjustment on the feet!
2 – If you’re pairing over ANT+ for speed/distance: Use 173mm for wheel size!
3 – Direto XR actually substitutes two models – the Direto X and Drivo II

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Shane Miller

8 thoughts on “Elite Direto XR Smart Trainer: Details // Ride Review // Lama Lab Test

  1. Just wondering when the Elite Direto XR is likely to be available in Australia? What is the likely cost?

    1. As per the notes here and on my YouTube video: Flywheel size/weight: 5.1kg (*Updated details from Elite post video publication!).

      They gave the wrong information initially.

  2. 2 – If you’re pairing over ANT+ for speed/distance: Use 173mm for wheel size!
    What does this mean. I have diretto and compared to my power meter, my power meter on my edge 530 reads 20W less then the diretto in zwift (paried via bluetooth over phone as controllable and power/speed/cadennce). In the app settings the Circumference is 2070, should i change this to 173 if im using zwift?

    1. If you’re tracking speed/distance from the Direto on a Garmin GPS/watch the sensor wheel size needs to be 173. If you’re using Zwift this is not applicable. This also doesn’t apply to the Elite MyETraining app.

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