Identifying kinetic road machine?

trainer

(Man With A Plan) #1

I found this used kinetic road machine for usd$130. The seller says he only used it about five times.

So three questions:

  • what model is this trainer? I’ve seen “V2”, “T-2700”, “T-699c”, etc. I’ve also seen a black trainer that’s also called road machine.

  • is $130 a decent price?

  • Is it fully compatible with zwift?

Thanks.


(David Gibbs (Red Rider)) #2

Looks like one of the older model RM’s to me … Zwift knows it’s performance characteristics, so it will work fine.

$130 doesn’t seem like a bad price.

That said, you might want to look for a used Kickr Snap so you get the advantages of a smart trainer.


(Derek Atkins) #3

Its been a few weeks since you posted, but I am just getting back into Zwift after the outdoor season.

This is a Kurt Kinetic Road Machine 2.0 aka model #T-2200. This works with Zwift in one of 2 ways:

  1. ZPower - you will select the trainer type and Zwift estimates your power/watts.
  2. Inride Power Sensor - If you wish to get into racing or to have a closer representation of your watts, purchase one of these: https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2018/06/hands-on-kinetic-inride-v2-and-smart-trainers-now-support-dual-ant-bluetooth-smart.html

The Inride sends Power data via Bluetooth and is a fantastic solution at a really good price. The only thing you won’t have is smart control of your trainer.

If you are just venturing into the world of indoor cycling and/or have limited budget, this is a fantastic solution.
Cheers,

@Kid