Product Comparison: Elite Direto 2 vs Tacx Neo Smart

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General Specifications
About the Product
Practical and efficient, ideal for targeted and effective training sessions, DIRETO sums up all the best features that a home trainer needs to have, for those who want to train indoors on their own bike and only want the best. DIRETO is placed at the high end of the Elite home trainers range, alongside with the Drivo, currently the n°1 Elite home trainer.
This premium direct drive trainer is the pinnacle of indoor cycling. On top of immersive features like Road feel, Dynamic Inertia and Descent simulation, this bike trainer is the most silent, realistic and accurate trainer available.
Direto 2
Neo Smart
Key Specs
Trainer Type
Direct Drive
Direct Drive
Resistance Type
Resistance Features
12 points system
Progressive resistance
Сity bikes, Road bikes, Mountain bikes, Shimano 9/10/11 speed cassette, SRAM & Campagnolo 9/10/11 speed cassette
2018: Various Shimano, SRAM & Campagnolo cassettes, 2018: Shimano & SRAM: 8 - 11 speed
Max. Weight Supported
275.6 lbs.
What customers say about "Key Specs"
Elite Direto 2 Interactive Smart Trainer 2019 with Riser Block
  • Very nice power feedback while riding. It can put a lot of resistance on climbs.
  • I enjoy the direct drive over my rollers. Now you can concentrate on wattage instead of balance.
  • Still works well for hills and would recommend as an in home trainer.
  • I enjoy every second on the Elite Direto. Very quiet, very accurate and it gives you a pretty good road feeling!
  • Bery well designed if you are looking to do hill climbs but it easily gets too warm and stops registering when you are in a low gear and sprinting.
Tacx Neo Smart Direct Driver Trainer (without Cassette)
  • Best cycling purchase I've made in years. I've owned countless traditional trainers over the past 2 decades and get bored with them after a few rides.
  • As realistic as a ride as you can get on a trainer. The 'road feel' software update is amazing, complete with realistic sounds and feel when riding over cobbles and wooden planks.
  • This is a great trainer, quiet and smooth. With the right Tacx RLV film, it can supply road feel, same with it when using Zwift.
  • I discovered Zwift and training with power meters last Winter and utilizing those paired with a cheap, used mag trainer emerged from my pain cave in Spring in great shape and faster than ever.
  • I absolutely love this trainer. It is very very quiet, which is what I wanted since I live in a dorm and dont want to disturb my neighbors when I am riding on Zwift.
Size & Weight
21.65 in.
21.7 in.
25.59 in.
29.5 in.
33.07 in.
22.6 in.
33.1 in.
47.3 in.
Frame Material
Stainless Steel
Stainless Steel
Foldable Design
Front Tire Block/Ring
Quick Release
Accesories Included
Elite Wheel Block
Front wheel support, Quick release for road bikes and mountain bikes (5mm)
Integrated OTS (Optical Torque Sensor) power meter, Power accuracy of +/- 2%, ANT+ and Bluetooth, Management by smartphone, tablet, ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth bike computers
Works with Apple and Android tablet and smartphone, ANT+ and Bluetooth, 32 Neodymium magnets
What customers say about "Features"
Elite Direto 2 Interactive Smart Trainer 2019 with Riser Block
  • The trainer works great with Bluetooth or Ant+. I like it so much, I bought my wife her own (since I have 11 Speed bikes and she has 10 Speed.).
  • Easy setup and stable ride. I would put a mat or plywood underneath for sweat and chain lubes.
  • After getting a cassette installed, was able to get up and running in minutes. Zwift detected it immediately.
  • Comes with software for tracking and control of the unit and a 1 year subscription for the full metrics and analysis
  • This thing is so quiet, the fan I use to cool down is louder. My rides are around 5:30am and it doesn't disturb anyone sleeping in the room next to it.
Tacx Neo Smart Direct Driver Trainer (without Cassette)
  • Since I ride in am around 5.30, the fact that the trainer is so quiet does help. My music probably is louder than my trainer.
  • The additional features the Neo adds over the Kickr are, in my opinion, worth it at the price I paid.
  • The Neo allows some flex so the bike will rock a little bit I ended up building a rocket plate to allow more movement.
  • The setup was very easy, get it out the box connect it via Bluetooth do the software update and start pedaling!!
  • Doesn't come with a cassette, and cassette installation was a little finicky.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
2 year(s)
2 year(s)
Certified by Zwift
Other Information
1369.00 $

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