Elite is kicking off the Tour de France with a new high-end trainer, the Elite Justo (Justo is Italian in Venetian dialect for right/correct, referring to the accuracy). This trainer not only looks different from the outside, matching the more modern aesthetic found on the Tuo, but also has significantly increased features over the previous Direto XR. Arguably, this is the biggest jump in features for Elite in years.
The Justo sports new Flex Feet that provide a bit of side to side tilting movement (kind of like the KICKR AXIS feet), it’s got a new automatic calibration system, alongside increased accuracy to +/- 1% (with a power meter inside), as well as 22% bigger flywheel (now 6.2kg/13.7lbs) to increase inertia. Plus, more mundane but still useful things like new dual-Bluetooth connections, and added ERG mode power transmission stability options.
Interestingly though, are some things we haven’t seen before anywhere else. For example there’s a new option in ERG mode to make it easier to start an interval if you had stopped. Specifically, on most trainers in ERG mode, to go from not pedaling to pedaling when the trainer is set for a high wattage is incredibly difficult. This new option essentially gives you 2-3 seconds to ramp up the cadence before applying the ERG wattage. Note, this isn’t impacting the workout responsiveness itself, just if you were to stop pedaling for a period and try to resume.
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