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Tacx Neo Smart

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The Draw: Crazy Realistic Feel

The Tacx Neo is known for many things: incredible accuracy, near silence, and plug-less operation. It doesn’t require calibration/roll-downs, and it’ll even illuminate the floor below your bike with a disco- light glow depending on your intensity. It’ll actually shake your bike, as it can replicate the cobbles or plank bridges you cross on Zwift, as well as the dirt roads and pavers. The Neo Smart actually feels like you’re riding on those surfaces. Of course, that has next to no tangible training value, but it will keep you at least a bit entertained (or distracted). And if that gets you through that workout, it’s done its job.

$1,600

Review by Ray Maker