Further, on the thru-axle support, it has compatibility for 130mm, 135mm, 142mm, and 148mm axles, which makes it the broadest range of axles supported today (KICKR tops out at 142mm, and NEO at 135mm).
Once your cassette work is done, your beauty awaits: At this juncture you’ll want to grab that power plug and get things situated.
The Hammer is the first resistance controllable direct drive trainer from Cycle Ops, but hardly their first trainer.
In fact, they had resistance controllable trainers out well before Wahoo and their KICKR. Though, pretty much par for the course insofar as trainer boxes go.
And if the space station operates on 110/220v, you can use it there too.
Like most trainers these days, the trainer-specific usage is silly simple.
Another life lesson learned from having too many trainers.
The Hammer is Cycle Ops’ answer to the highly competitive high-end direct drive trainer realm.
Or said differently, it’s their answer to the KICKR.
It’s just that in those days the trainers only worked with their respective apps. But more than that, this trainer is really a step forward for the company in becoming a legit competitive trainer offering again – both in the higher end realm with Hammer, but also the mid-range realm with Magnus. As usual, I’ll note that Cycle Ops sent me the trainer as a loaner to try out. Inside you’ll find the trainer lying on its side looking up at you.
Also like usual, I’ll be sending it back to them upon completion of these trainer reviews. If you found the review useful, you can pick up the Cycle Ops Hammer and other gadgets from Clever Training at the bottom of this review. As someone who has unboxed his share of trainer boxes, I appreciate boxes that don’t require you hold them upside and wait for the trainer to slowly slide out the bottom clunking on the floor like a dead body. This is another nice touch, in particular for trainers that use foam packing material (this one doesn’t).