Product Comparison: CycleOps Hammer vs Tacx NEO 2 Smart

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General Specifications
About the Product
The Hammer redefines indoor training to create the ultimate riding experience. One that's versatile enough to handle the most intense interval sessions as it is the easiest of recovery rides. Simply put, the Hammer is the perfect addition to any athlete's toolbox.
The pinnacle of indoor bike training, the Tacx NEO Smart, is made even better. On top of immersive features like Road feel, Dynamic Inertia and Descent simulation, this new direct drive also features Pedal stroke analysis. It is without question the most silent, realistic and accurate bike trainer available.
NEO 2 Smart
Key Specs
Trainer Type
Direct Drive
Direct Drive
Resistance Type
Resistance Features
Up to 2000 watts at 20 mph
Max. power (40 km/h) - 2200 Watt
Bike frames with fork widths of 142 or 148
Shimano & SRAM: 8 - 11 speed, Campagnolo, SRAM XD and XD-R body sold separately
Max. Weight Supported
300 lbs.
275.6 lbs.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
CycleOps Hammer Direct Drive Smart Trainer
  • Quite impressed. It's my first direct drive smart trainer, so I really can't compare it to it's current competitors.
  • I purchased this because it was one of the top three direct-drive trainers and because it was on sale. As advertised, it is a heavy son of a gun.
  • This is my first direct drive trainer, coming from the CycleOps Power Beam Pro. Super easy set up and easy to integrate with online programs.
  • Power output accuracy is spot on as well and very close to what my Stages Power Meter is reading.
  • I use it mainly for intervals, and the ability to coast after each makes them as realistic as doing them outside. I’m able to hit the same power inside as out. Amazing.
Tacx NEO 2 Smart Indoor Trainer
  • It feels SO real, even the road surface feature. ( I thought at first the trainer broke when i didn't realize that I was riding on a plank bridge on Zwift! Then I realized it was working perfectly!)
  • I’ve had my Neo 2 for more than six months and use it 3x a week. It’s a perfect trainer, IMHO.
  • It’s really a pleasure to say this about a product in this day and age. Thanks Tacx...and please keep up the quality, Garmin, as the new owner!
  • The road feel is shockingly real. You will not believe it.
  • I coudnt ride the Tacx Neo 2 even for 1-2 miles without it loosing all resistance. I saw that the red light was blinking indicating overheating.
Size & Weight
18.5 in.
21.7 in.
19.5 in.
29.5 in.
31 in.
22.6 in.
47 in.
47.3 in.
Frame Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Foldable Design
Front Tire Block/Ring
Quick Release
Maximum Noise Level
66 db
Accesories Included
Shimano splined freehub, Front wheel support
Front wheel support, Quick release for road bikes and mountain bikes (5mm), Direct drive quick release with adapter set 142x12mm & 148x12mm
PowerTap technology, ANT+ and Bluetooth, Accessible and balanced handle
32 Neodymium magnets, Multicolour LED , Spot on floor, ANT+ and Bluetooth
What customers say about "Features"
CycleOps Hammer Direct Drive Smart Trainer
  • Very stable, and nice and compact when folded up.
  • Came with interchangeable hub adapters to support different frame widths, which I had to use to attach my disc brake 11 speed cassette road bike.
  • he Hammer is built like a tank! Kind of heavy to move around but I prefer something that might survive hours of indoor "hammering".
  • This trainer is good, its strong, it's sturdy, it's quiet, when it works, it works great.
  • Finally, I am very wary about what this is going to do to my carbon frame! Unlike a wheel, the trainer doesn't flex.
Tacx NEO 2 Smart Indoor Trainer
  • It seamlessly integrates with my Garmin accessories and Zwift. My family appreciates it’s near total silence since most of my trainer sessions are early morning.
  • You need to pedal a few times to activate/turn on the Neo, so that MacBook was able to connect via bluetooth. This worked quickly and easily. My Garmin watch also recognized the power/cadence sensor of Tacx.
  • I love the power accuracy, silent, and 12 months same as cash with my amazon card.......whats not to love
  • Perfect product - works out of the box. Bluetooth and ANT+ connectivity and no callibration required.
  • Returned it received a second, new not refurbished one, and first ride same thing Overheating warning and it shut down 12 min in. The units body as very hot to the touch.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certified by Zwift, CE
Other Information
1399.00 $

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