CycleOps Hammer - Primary

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.
  • Cadence sensor, ANT+ USB and BlueGiga USB sold separately.
  • Zwift enabled.

$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 sold separately.
  • ANT+ and BlueGiga USB sold separately.

When we say "We bring the power of cycling to life," we mean it. Talk's cheap. That's why you'll see lifetime warranties* on our CycleOps indoor cycles, trainers and rollers. Not three years, not five, but for as long as the original buyer owns it. Because we firmly believe that cycling is a lifetime sport. So why settle for anything less from the equipment that helps you enjoy it. Learn more

Warranty Term for the Hammer:

  • Frame: Lifetime
  • Electronics: 1 year

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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4.8

(based on 33 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (32)
  • Increases endurance (30)
  • Improves strength (29)
  • Easy to set up (28)
  • Improves agility (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Individual sports (21)
  • Speed training (21)
  • Strength training (18)
  • Team sports (4)
    • Describe Yourself:
    • Avid cyclist (16), Competitive cyclist (12), Casual/recreational rider (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (28), Yes (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Worth the Wait

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...Read complete review

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!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Good but not perfect

Having now owned this for the last 3 months, this product has brought my training and fitness to a new level. I've been a Zwift rider for well over a year and was using...Read complete review

Having now owned this for the last 3 months, this product has brought my training and fitness to a new level. I've been a Zwift rider for well over a year and was using a fluid trainer, but this product has breathed new life into the virtual riding experience. I have it paired with ANT+ to my laptop and there are no initial connection issues. However, as 1 other reviewer noted, there are unpredictable times when connectivity is lost, all power lights turn off, and all resistance disappears. After 30 secs of soft pedaling, the machine turns back on, and reconnects to my Zwift program, but there are no changes in the resistance as one pedals through the course. The "Smart Trainer" becomes "dumb." I've experienced a burn smell at times from the unit, and abnormal mechanical noises as well. I'd say that the unit functions as it should 95% of the time. Lastly, I've detected slippage when under very heavy, slow cadence pedaling. My original unit has now been shipped back to CycleOps for an exchange. The support team was very good. I am disappointed that the only way to wireless update the firmware is with an IPad, which I fortunately own. It should be upgradable using any platform. This is a glaring deficiency that should be addressed. The instruction manual needs better clarity regarding the name of the app that is used to do the firmware. Again, the support team was helpful.

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5.0

Love it!

By 

from Boston, MA

Verified Buyer

Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Individual Sports

    Excellent trainer! I've had many different brands and types of trainers. This is by far my favorite smart trainer I've owned. Fewer wires, easy to set up, easy to travel with despite it's weight.

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

    Top of the line trainer

    By 

    from New Orleans

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Individual Sports
      • Speed Training
      • Strength Training

      I have been using this trainer for a couple of months. I copare this to the wahoo kicker, that I previously own. The Hammer is a little more quite, works great with a all the top virtual training applications. when compering to my pedal power meters the power are very similar, within 1% percent difference. Overall a very solid unit that will last and stay acuarte for very long.

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

      Best Indoor Riding Experience

      By 

      from Fort Collins

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Individual Sports

        Great indoor riding experience with fantastic road feel. Very easy to set-up. I'm using CVT with a nice mixture of rides available. Highly recommended.

        • Describe Yourself:
        • Casual/Recreational Rider
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Best trainer ever!

        By 

        from Dallas, Tx

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Beer guy reducer
          • Strength Training

          I used a fluid trainer for years and I was pretty happy with it until I tried out the Hammer that a friend had purchased... I fell in love!! It blew my old one out the water. The Hammer truely has a road feel and really gives a awesome workout when paired up to a program. It was super easy to set up and it connected in no time. Super please!!

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

          Smooth, reliable, accurate.

          By 

          from Chesterfield, MI

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Improves Strength
          • Increases Endurance

          Cons

          • Difficult To Set Up

          Best Uses

          • Individual Sports
          • Speed Training
          • Team Sports

          The setup for this is only slightly more difficult than the wahoo kickr, but that is where my preference for the kickr ends. Side by side the noise difference between the kickr and hammer is nearly indistinguishable, but the interesting thing is that the hammer doesn't seem to vibrate the floor beneath it as much as the kickr. I could run this unit upstairs in the morning and (probably) not wake up anyone else in the house. The road feeling on the hammer is superior to the kickr as well. With the kickr if you stop pedaling during an interval it feels like you have to sprint in order to get the flywheel moving again. The hammer smoothly brings you back to the target wattage. And lastly (for this review) the hammer just feels more solid than the kickr. I'm not afraid to get out of the saddle and push some big watts while in the hammer. The kickr on the other hand feels a bit more flimsy. Really happy with this purchase.

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

          Amazing Trainer!

          By 

          from Chicago, IL

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Speed Training
            • Strength Training

            Recently purchases the Cycelops Hammer and have had an amazing experience. Loving this trainer! It's quiet, smooth and a great tool for training with apps. Currently using the Hammer with TrainerRoad. The only cons that I can come up with are that: If I am doing quick intervals on TrainerRoad (15seconds on 15 seconds off) the trainer takes almost the whole interval to get up the correct power and get back down. Not a big deal because it all evens out and most intervals are much longer, but it would be nice if that was quicker. Also, this is not a big deal at all, but if I stop pedaling, it takes a long time for the flywheel to come to a complete stop. That never really causes and problems, just annoying when I am calibrating and need to coast to a stop. Overall definitely a 10 out of 10 for me!!

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

            Best Indoor Training Experience I've Ever Had

            By 

            from Daytona Beach, FL

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Controlled Consistent Efforts
            • Easy To Set Up
            • Easy To Use
            • Improves Strength
            • Increases Endurance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Individual Sports
              • Speed Training

              Perfect for coaching athletes in my home office and for my own personal training. I have always been a fan of indoor training on the bike, but the CycleOps Hammer has taken my training and coaching to the next level. It even got my wife back on the bike and she's now stronger than ever! The easy pairing with devices and third party apps like Zwift and Trainer Road make set up very simple, and once you are riding, the 20kg flywheel gives a great road like feel. It also has very responsive and accurate power readings which make it great for testing, controlled intervals and simulated hill climbing.

              • Describe Yourself:
              • Avid Cyclist
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No
               
              3.0

              Good, but could be better

              By 

              from San Jose, Ca

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

              • Axle end caps have no bite into frame dropouts

              Best Uses

              • Individual Sports
              • Speed Training
              • Strength Training

              I have two complaints. When a trainer costs this much money, but requires a special BT adapter, just include it, or at the very least make it crystal clear that it's needed at time of purchase.
              Second, I'd prefer the endcaps had a knurled face to give a better bite into the dropouts. After intense intervals, I am always finding that the bike has moved on the trainer, if it were to dislodge during one of the efforts it would be BAD. I'm using a Shimano XT skewer clamped very tight so it's not the fault of a cheap QR.

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

              I would definitely recommend

              By 

              from GreenBay, Wisconsin

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Individual Sports

                Love it. Almost want to use over actually biking. Would like a cross America virtual ride as an option.

                • Describe Yourself:
                • Casual/Recreational Rider
                • Was this a gift?:
                • No
                 
                5.0

                Great machine

                By 

                from Ft Worth, TX

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Speed Training
                  • Strength Training

                  My first smart trainer and chose the Hammer over the Kickr based on reviews of both. It's pretty quiet, but I don't live in an apartment, so it's not and issue. I've read the Kickr can be loud. The set up is easy and found that it "likes" the ANT+ connection better that Bluetooth when it comes to my PC. Just my experience. It talked to my iPad via Bluetooth without a problem. The road feel is pretty good, but there is no such thing a coasting downhill! The resistance eases up, but you still have to pedal. Just the way it is. It comes with a bunch of training profiles and video rides. Just rode around a section of Iceland the other day. Pretty cool. I'll follow up with more as I ride it more. My primary reason for buying it was to do hill work and intervals.

                  • Describe Yourself:
                  • Avid 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

                    3 answers

                    • A:

                      Hi, had same issue. To solve problem make sure in the zwift paired devices set up at the start of ride "controllable" has paired up with your ant or Bluetooth sensor. Bottom right orange box on screen. This controls the "resistance". When it has, the light on trainer will go from green to white or blue. I have the "power source", "cadence" and "controllable" paired. It then initially took a couple of minutes of riding to kick in and away I went.
                      Hope this helps.
                      Pauly G.

                      Answered on 5/26/2017 by Pauly G from Melbourne, Australia
                    • 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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