Elite Arion Digital Smart B+

Elite Arion Digital Smart B+ Rollers

 

Key Specs

  • MSRP: $649.99 USD
  • Max Incline: 5%

Where to Buy

This trainer is no longer in production, but you may find a good deal on used or old stock.

More Details

  • Brand: Elite
  • Year Released: 2016  (No longer in production)
  • Does not require calibration
  • Communication: ANT+ Bluetooth
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Support App: myETraining

Elite’s support apps are a bit confusing, because they use their main app (myETraining) for calibration, and a second app for firmware updates. 

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The myETraining app is quite powerful, although Zwifters probably won’t use any of its features beyond calibration.

Overall Rating

3.8 stars
based on 4 reviews

Rollers feel more real from Katelane September 9, 2020 

Riding on rollers feels much smoother and more like being outside than a fixed trainer. It’s also doesn’t tie your bike up, just hop on and off. They also encourage and develop a smooth pedal stroke and core strength but do need a bit of practice.
These smart rollers allow all those benefits in a Zwift environment with resistance responding to gradient or erg mode. I swear they vibrate on cobbles/planks too...
The erg mode is particularly stable and cuts out if needed to prevent the “spiral of death” if struggling to meet the target.
I initially had doubts about the power accuracy and got some power pedals - turns out it was good after all just takes a little while to respond to acceleration. Similarly there is a lag in gradient response so you still have to anticipate the hills in races. Main disadvantage is I dare not stand to sprint, going slow in easy group rides is also challenging to the balance as is just having a drink!

Easy setup Realistic inertiaWell-built Portable/storable Quiet

Great smart rollers from Swickers September 9, 2020 

I have had a set of these for two years now, I don't use them all the time as they do require a lot of concentration. Smart rollers provide a much better workout than even the best Turbo. The power output isn't terribly accurate when I've bothered to check them against my Powertap power meter, but they are consistent which for training as opposed to racing is, IMO, more important. If you can find a secondhand set buy them, much cheaper than many Turbos, reliable and better training.

Easy setup Realistic inertiaWell-built Portable/storable Quiet Budget-friendly

Elite Arion Digital Smart B+ from Libor Tomáš September 9, 2020 

Válce s proměnlivou zátěží, super změna od klasického chytrého trenažéru, trochu mě hned od začátku vadilo připojení. Byl jsem připojen přes mobil k aplikace Zwift, přesto se válce občas zapoměli se zátěží, kdy už jsem měl jet z kopce a přesto zátěž stále byla v kopci. Občas se ze zadního válce ozval zvuk, jak kdyby něco přeskočilo přes zuby, ale pak to fungovalo dál, jen pro pocit divné. Kdo umí jezdit na válcích bez drzení se rukama, nebo ve stoje, pak bude mít výhodu. Přeci jen po hodině jízdy z toho bolí zadek, když neumíte zadek odlehčit v jízdě ze stoje.

Easy setup Budget-friendly

Different – but fun! from TimC340 September 8, 2020 

Most important - it works! Smart rollers are a great alternative to a turbo trainer, though sprinting is an acquired skill and you have to be careful when going round corners in Zwift (steering really isn't a good idea!). the 800w/7% limitations aren't really a problem for most purposes, but it's probably not great for racing. I don't use this anywhere near as much as I use my Neo, but I do enjoy the few occasions when I take my life in my hands and risk the Arion!

Easy setup Portable/storable Quiet

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Rollers feel more real from Katelane September 9, 2020 

Riding on rollers feels much smoother and more like being outside than a fixed trainer. It’s also doesn’t tie your bike up, just hop on and off. They also encourage and develop a smooth pedal stroke and core strength but do need a bit of practice.
These smart rollers allow all those benefits in a Zwift environment with resistance responding to gradient or erg mode. I swear they vibrate on cobbles/planks too...
The erg mode is particularly stable and cuts out if needed to prevent the “spiral of death” if struggling to meet the target.
I initially had doubts about the power accuracy and got some power pedals - turns out it was good after all just takes a little while to respond to acceleration. Similarly there is a lag in gradient response so you still have to anticipate the hills in races. Main disadvantage is I dare not stand to sprint, going slow in easy group rides is also challenging to the balance as is just having a drink!

Easy setup Realistic inertiaWell-built Portable/storable Quiet

Great smart rollers from Swickers September 9, 2020 

I have had a set of these for two years now, I don't use them all the time as they do require a lot of concentration. Smart rollers provide a much better workout than even the best Turbo. The power output isn't terribly accurate when I've bothered to check them against my Powertap power meter, but they are consistent which for training as opposed to racing is, IMO, more important. If you can find a secondhand set buy them, much cheaper than many Turbos, reliable and better training.

Easy setup Realistic inertiaWell-built Portable/storable Quiet Budget-friendly

Elite Arion Digital Smart B+ from Libor Tomáš September 9, 2020 

Válce s proměnlivou zátěží, super změna od klasického chytrého trenažéru, trochu mě hned od začátku vadilo připojení. Byl jsem připojen přes mobil k aplikace Zwift, přesto se válce občas zapoměli se zátěží, kdy už jsem měl jet z kopce a přesto zátěž stále byla v kopci. Občas se ze zadního válce ozval zvuk, jak kdyby něco přeskočilo přes zuby, ale pak to fungovalo dál, jen pro pocit divné. Kdo umí jezdit na válcích bez drzení se rukama, nebo ve stoje, pak bude mít výhodu. Přeci jen po hodině jízdy z toho bolí zadek, když neumíte zadek odlehčit v jízdě ze stoje.

Easy setup Budget-friendly

Different – but fun! from TimC340 September 8, 2020 

Most important - it works! Smart rollers are a great alternative to a turbo trainer, though sprinting is an acquired skill and you have to be careful when going round corners in Zwift (steering really isn't a good idea!). the 800w/7% limitations aren't really a problem for most purposes, but it's probably not great for racing. I don't use this anywhere near as much as I use my Neo, but I do enjoy the few occasions when I take my life in my hands and risk the Arion!

Easy setup Portable/storable Quiet

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