Video: How to Make your Smart Trainer Quieter

Video: How to Make your Smart Trainer Quieter

Direct drive smart trainers are making less and less noise these days. But there is a way to reduce it even more!

Do you notice loud buzzing, humming, or clicking when you stop pedaling? That’s a noisy freehub. Shane Miller’s video shows you how to bring that sound down on the popular Tacx Neo 2T, Wahoo KICKR ’18, and Saris H3 direct-drive smart trainers. Got a different direct-drive trainer? Shanes explanation will still be helpful.

This only makes your trainer quieter while coasting, not pedaling, but the difference can be quite dramatic!

How to Make your Smart Trainer QUIETER!

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Eric Schlange

Eric runs Zwift Insider in his spare time when he isn't on the bike or managing various business interests. He lives in Northern California with his beautiful wife, two kids and dog. Follow on Strava

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Chris
Chris
1 year ago

I’ve done this with my kickr 4.0 and it works really good. I also have found a fix for the „drone“ sound of my kickr, with some new bearings and a washer on the right place.
😀

PeterGy
PeterGy
1 year ago

How to make your smartie silent when coasting? Do not stop pedaling! 😃

Joe
Joe
1 year ago

Impressive! But who coasts?

Robert C
Robert C
1 year ago

When your main worry in life is the sound of your freewheel when coasting on your trainer, it’s time to get a life.

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Great stuff -Eric!!!

Luc
Luc (@heijnenluc)
1 year ago

Nice one Eric and Shane, works like a charm for the Direto as well!

Neale
Neale
10 months ago

Brilliant. I’ve got the kickr core. What was that plastic sleeve you used to slide the cassette onto? I have to do frequent cassette changes since my wife has an old 7 speed cassette. This would really optimise swapping the 7sp and 11sp cassettes.

Neale
Neale
10 months ago
Reply to  Neale

Ah just realised it was a link to an external video. I posted the comment directly on the video now. Thanks!

kyle chevalier
kyle chevalier
2 months ago

I’m just set up my direto trainer and I’m getting a grinding type of sound when I pedal. Any thoughts on how to fix it?

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