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Hammer Direct Drive Trainer


  • PowerTuned using PowerTap technology for accurate power readings.
  • Direct drive design for increased bike compatibility and quiet performance.
  • Innovative electromagnetic resistance provides rapid response resistance and maximum power.
  • Seamlessly connects to CycleOps VirtualTraining with dual ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth 4.0.
  • Product does not include cassette.

Please allow 1–2 weeks for product to ship. Check your local retailer for availability.

$1,199.99

SKU: 9810


VirtualTraining
Bluetooth Smart
ANT+
FE-C

A Trainer Forged from Obsession

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.

This direct drive style bike trainer eliminates the tire-to-roller contact, and is capable of replicating any outdoor ride from conversational group rides to rolling hills to pain face inducing 20% grades. All of this is done with a smooth, road-like-feel thanks to a massive 20 lb. precision-balanced flywheel that replicates real world inertia better than anyone else. Paired with our innovative, rapid response electromagnetic resistance system and you've got a bike trainer that can cover large resistance changes in a blink of an eye at a whisper quiet 64 decibels. Plus, the Hammer's revolutionary axle compatibility gives you the freedom to choose any thru-axle or quick release bike now and for years to come. Simply add a cassette, pop off your rear wheel, connect to your favorite virtual training software and prepare to Hammer away.

  • Noise level at 20 mph is 64 decibels, quiet enough to ride in a library.
  • PowerTuned using PowerTap technology for accurate power readings.
  • Thru-axle compatible for bike frames with fork widths of 142 or 148.
  • Quick-release compatible for bike frames with fork widths of 130mm and 135 mm.
  • Integrated dual ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth 4.0 technologies.
  • Compatible with a wide variety of devices and virtual training application, including CycleOps VirtualTraining, Zwift, TrainerRoad and many more. Contact us with questions about compatibility with other software.
  • 20 lb precision balanced flywheel provides quiet, vibration free and true-to-the-road riding experience.
  • Fast response electromagnetic resistance ensure most responsive resistance and maximum power available.
  • Robust design is capable of handling up to 2000 watts at 20 mph and can simulate up to a 20% climbing grade.
  • Direct drive design directly connects the bicycle to the resistance unit, eliminating tire wear. Integrated front wheel tray adds stability to ride without taking up any extra storage space.
  • Internally cooling technology ensures accurate ride data even during the hardest of workouts.
  • Integrated front wheel tray adds stability to ride and nests within the trainer when not in use.
  • Folding legs provide widest footprint of direct drive indoor bicycle trainers on the market for added stability and easy storage.
  • Includes a Shimano splined freehub for compatibility with Shimano 8-11 speed cassettes.
  • Accessible and balanced handle allows for smooth, anyone-can-carry transit of the trainer.
  • Over the air (OTA) firmware updates via Bluetooth 4.0 devices ensures the Hammer is up to date.
  • 300 lb (136 kg) maximum load – excluding bicycle.
  • Cassette not included.
  • Dimensions when Open L*H*W: 31”x18.5”x19.5” (787.4x469.9x495.3 mm).
  • Dimensions when Closed L*H*W: 8.5”x18.5”x19.5” (76.2x469.9x495.3 mm).
  • Weighs in at 47 lb (21.3 kg).
  • All of our trainers are tested to the combined weight (rider and bike) of 300 lbs.
  • PowerTuned using PowerTap technology for +/- 3% accurate power readings.
  • Transmits power and speed data.
  • Cadence sensor stick sold separately.
  • ANT+ and BlueGiga USB sold separately.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (8)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (9)
  • Improves strength (9)
  • Increases endurance (9)
  • Easy to set up (7)
  • Improves agility (4)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Individual sports (8)
  • Speed training (7)
  • Strength training (7)
    • Describe Yourself:
    • Avid cyclist (6), Competitive cyclist (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (8)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great trainer

By 

from San Antonio TX

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Improves Agility
  • Improves Strength
  • Increases Endurance

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Speed Training
    • Strength Training

    Great overall direct-drive smart trainer. Had some issues with BT connectivity and another COs training software. Was told by Cycleops that trainer not supported by BT but issues have since passed and it pairs fine. During one training session the resistance dropped and a red light displayed on the Hammer. I unplugged the power and turned it on again. This time it took 700 W to start moving pedals. Luckily end of workout. Seems like communication issue. Those are just some small issues. The trainer has worked fine with BT workouts using CVT and other software.

    Would be nice to have power-matching ability where CVT reads power monitor output and then regulates trainer to get to target. P1 Pedals as an example.

    Happy I bought it.

    • Describe Yourself:
    • Avid Cyclist
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Make riding indoors fun

    By 

    from Boulder, CO

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Set Up
    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Agility
    • Improves Strength
    • Increases Endurance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Individual Sports
      • Speed Training
      • Strength Training
      • Team Sports

      Use this product to stay in shape during winter.

      • Describe Yourself:
      • Avid Cyclist
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Hammer Time!

      By 

      from Boulder, CO

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Easy To Use
      • Improves Strength
      • Increases Endurance

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Individual Sports
        • Speed Training

        Super easy to set-up, was up and running 10 minutes after unboxing it. Have been using it with Zwift and it makes for a much more dynamic experience. Also much quieter than a standard trainer - especially at higher intensities.

        • Describe Yourself:
        • Competitive Cyclist
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Fantastic trainer!

        By 

        from Portland, OR

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Easy To Use
        • Improves Strength
        • Increases Endurance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Individual Sports
          • Strength Training

          I've been very happy with my Hammer, it's stable and responsive to changes in terrain on cycling software. I loved how easy it was to set and it worked right out of the box. My wife loves how sleek it looks in our workout room. Nice job CycleOps...

          • Describe Yourself:
          • Avid Cyclist
          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          CycleOps Hammer

          By 

          from Upper Marlboro, MD

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Strength
          • Increases Endurance
          • Steps up your training regiment

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Individual Sports
            • Speed Training
            • Strength Training

            I contemplated purchasing the Hammer or the Wahoo Kickr. I bought the Hammer because I had used CycleOps products before. It performs flawlessly and has very close road feel for a trainer. It beats the rear tire trainer by a mile.

            • Describe Yourself:
            • Avid Cyclist
            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Best trainer ever

            By 

            from Highland Park, IL

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Strength
            • Increases Endurance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Individual Sports
              • Speed Training
              • Strength Training

              I use the Hammer for interval training, specific workouts and when weather is not favorable for outdoor riding. The road feel that the trainer provides is amazing - close your eyes while riding and you feel like you are on the road. So quiet and so smooth.

              • Describe Yourself:
              • Competitive Cyclist
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              5.0

              Way Better than Expected!

              By 

              from Morgan Hill, CA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Easy To Use
              • Great Zwift Interface
              • Improves Agility
              • Improves Strength
              • Increases Endurance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Individual Sports
                • Speed Training
                • Strength Training

                This worked out better than expected. I moved from a full indoor bike (PT300) and love the change.

                • Describe Yourself:
                • Avid Cyclist
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes

                (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Hammer Time!

                By 

                from Salem, OR

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Set Up
                • Easy To Use
                • Improves Strength
                • Increases Endurance

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Increases cycling fitness, endurance, and power
                  • Individual Sports

                  I am an avid mountain biker and I was looking for a way to maintain and improve my fitness level in the off-season. I also want to be able to log more miles during the week as I am only typically able to get out for a ride on Saturdays. With advances in smart trainers and software training programs such as Zwift and Trainer Road it is truly amazing what the CycleOps Hammer can do when paired to them. I had no idea how awesome it would be to ride a trainer and I don't even like riding on the road (sorry roadie friends)! The dynamic resistance has been impressive to say the least and I'm now learning all about watts and FTP to improve my fitness level. It's awesome! I specifically purchased the CycleOps Hammer after researching several competitor products due to it's extremely versatile ability to connect to just about any bike you have.

                  1) Remember to remove the rubber band from the hub on the trainer if installing any non 11 speed cassette. It is holding a spacer in place and failing to remove it will result in harsh shifting. Remove the spacer if connecting an 11 speed cassette.

                  2) You can connect a SRAM 1x11 mountain bike if you use the SRAM PG-1130 cassette as it is compatible with an 11 speed Shimano hub - awesome! I can now use my modern mountain bike which is fantastic!

                  3) If you plan to connect the trainer to a PC you will have to buy an ant+ dongle which connects via USB. A lot of the software providers are making native apps on tablets and smart phones so these devices do not need ant+.

                  4) A fan is essential to help mitigate the sweat - just trust me on this one!

                  I highly recommend the CycleOps Hammer smart trainer to anyone looking. It's priced well, you can connect the bike you ride regularly, and paired with software the indoor training experience is far better than I ever thought it could be.

                  • Describe Yourself:
                  • Avid Cyclist
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  (6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Worth the Wait

                  By 

                  from Mankato, MN

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Set Up
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Improves Agility
                  • Improves Strength
                  • Increases Endurance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Individual Sports
                    • Speed Training
                    • Strength Training
                    • Team Sports

                    Purchased to primarily ride on Zwift. I upgraded from a Tacx Vortex Smart wheel on trainer. Purchased Cycleops to purchase from a US based company where I could get local support! First of all it comes with the spacer for 8-10 speed Shimano cassette's which is handy. The trainer comes with a couple of different axle setups, but was ready for a 130mm out of the box, which is what I needed. The quality of the retractable legs was good. The setup was very easy - added my ten speed cassette to the trainer, plugged it in, and Zwift saw it. I got lucky and didn't have to tune my rear derailleur. I started riding and was happy with the result. First of all the trainer was super stable and didn't rock, but allowed enough flex for a natural feel. The power resistance change was smoother than anything else I have ever used. The large fly wheel keeps you rolling and helps smooth things out as well. The trainer isn't too loud, which allowed me to better hear my music. I hit a 10% grade and watched my heart rate rise!

                    • Describe Yourself:
                    • Competitive Cyclist
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    • Q:

                      I'm using my new Hammer with the iOS versions of Zwift and FulGaz (iPhone 7+, latest software, etc.). Although both apps get power from the Hammer, neither seems to be changing the resistance of the trainer as I ride. In other words, the resistance of the trainer stays exactly the same (although 300W on a downhill means you're going fast and 300W on an uphill means you are going slow). What am I doing wrong? The resistance should be changing, right? Otherwise, I'd just use my PowerTap.
                      Asked on 1/11/2017 by platbr from WA

                      2 answers

                      • A:

                        I am also haveing this same problem. While using Zwift, the resistance on my hammer does not change with the terrain. It is paired via bluetooth to my iPhone 7, watts show up fine on Zwift- but no resistance change... please help!

                        Answered on 2/7/2017 by Peter from Grand Rapids MI
                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Yes it will change, I'm not sure that FulGaz has added support yet but Zwift should be working fine.

                        Answered on 1/11/2017 by Support from SCG
                    • Q:

                      While not being used, can a bike be kept on the Hammer, with the legs folded in?
                      Asked on 1/11/2017 by Marc from Long Island

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Sure, careful it doesn't tip over though, may want to keep those legs out just to be safe.

                        Answered on 1/11/2017 by Support from SCG
                    • Q:

                      Can I use my Power2Max NG power meter to control resistance, wattage of the Hammer; similar to the New Wahoo Kickr?
                      Asked on 1/9/2017 by MichaelK from Monroe

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        That is a feature of the app that you choose to use not the model of trainer. I believe that Trainer Road and Zwift currently support this and we are working on adding this to Virtual Training.

                        Answered on 1/11/2017 by Support from SCG
                    • Q:

                      Can I use my Power2Max NG power meter to control resistance, wattage of the Hammer; similar to the New Wahoo Kickr?
                      Asked on 1/9/2017 by MichaelK from Monroe

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        That is a feature of the app that you choose to use not the model of trainer. I believe that Trainer Road and Zwift currently support this and we are working on adding this to Virtual Training.

                        Answered on 1/11/2017 by Support from SCG
                    • Q:

                      How do you update the firmware?
                      Asked on 1/8/2017 by silverback from Missoula, MT

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        There are no firmware updates available at this time. Before the release of the first update we will update the product page with steps showing how it's completed.

                        Answered on 1/11/2017 by Support from SCG
                    • Q:

                      How often do you have to calibrate the Hammer trainer? Every ride? Every time it is unplugged and replugged? Once?
                      Asked on 1/8/2017 by silverback from Missoula, MT

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Once a month, it will stay very accurate. The nature of the direct drive does not require that it get calibrated often, now the Magnus on the other hand should be done for every ride.

                        Answered on 1/11/2017 by Support from SCG
                    • Q:

                      How often do you have to calibrate the Hammer trainer? Every ride? Every time it is unplugged and replugged? Once?
                      Asked on 1/8/2017 by silverback from Missoula, MT

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Once a month, it will stay very accurate. The nature of the direct drive does not require that it get calibrated often, now the Magnus on the other hand should be done for every ride.

                        Answered on 1/11/2017 by Support from SCG
                    • Q:

                      The Hammer comes with a Shimano cog set, what do you do for Campagnolo and SRAM? I ride a Campy Super Record 11 speed group and my wife rides with SRAM Red 11 speed group. Thanks Ed
                      Asked on 1/8/2017 by Ed from Seattle, WA.

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Shimano and Campy 11 speed use the exact same cog spacing. Throw a shimano 11 speed cassette on that bad boy and you and your wife will be able to swap back and forth without any issues.

                        Answered on 1/11/2017 by Support from SCG
                    • Q:

                      Hi, I have Stages and a Garmin 310XT, can I use the Hammer for power and the cadence signal from Stages or do I need to buy the CycleOps cadence sensor?
                      Thanks,
                      Derek, Scotland.
                      Asked on 1/7/2017 by Wheelsmith from Larbert, Scotland

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        Sure, this is not a feature of the trainer however, it's a feature of the app that you choose to use and how they manage the sensor data.

                        Answered on 1/11/2017 by Support from SCG
                    • Q:

                      How do I know when there's a new firmware release, and how do I update the hammer?
                      Asked on 1/6/2017 by Buck

                      1 answer

                      • Staff Reviewer

                        A:

                        We will update our product page with instructions when an update is available. If you have not already signed up for our newsletters you should do that too.

                        Answered on 1/11/2017 by Support from SCG
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