Elite Novo Smart

Elite Novo Smart Wheel On Trainer

The Novo Smart is Elite's long-running low-budget wheel-on trainer. It is no longer considered part of Elite's "official range", although it is still being produced for specific clients/markets.

 

Key Specs

  • MSRP: $399.95 USD
  • Accuracy: +-5%
  • Max Wattage: 660 W
  • Max Incline: 6%

More Details

  • Brand: Elite
  • Year Released: 2019  (In Production)
  • Axle Compatibility: 130/135mm quick release
  • Requires Calibration
  • Cadence: Built in
  • Communication: ANT+ and 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

3.2 stars
based on 5 reviews

Easy setup
100%
Accurate power
0%
Realistic inertia
0%
Well-built
40%
Helpful support
40%
Portable/storable
40%
Quiet
40%
Budget-friendly
100%

Elite Novo Smart from Hugh Hass November 17, 2020 

Snapped one of these up from Halfords before lockdown 2 and have been mostly happy with the trainer so far. occasionally the machine will lose connection to Zwift and need a powercycle, but a replacement board from the very helpful support team should resolve the issue.

Easy setup Helpful support Budget-friendly

Excellent starter Smart Trainer from DaZwift September 26, 2020 

I was lucky enough to snap this trainer up during the start of the COVID-19 crisis in UK, when indoor gym equipment, and Smart Turbo Trainers in particular, were scarce.

I own a Cube Hybrid MTB (2017 model) and the setup was straight forward.

My only additional expense was a slick tyre to reduce the noise.

Zwift setup is easy, it responds to changes in gradient and has sufficient power output to make you work.

It would have got 5 stars as the only criticism I have is the lack of clear calibration instructions

Easy setup Well-built Portable/storable Budget-friendly

Good smart trainer from Yesitsme07 September 9, 2020 
Easy setup Portable/storable Quiet Budget-friendly

Not ideal for Zwift from Dixy SA1 September 8, 2020 

Works fine on other platforms but not Zwift Sorry to disappoint.
Couldn’t get enough resistance using computer with ANT+.
Although this was a while ago and software may have been updated but was my reason to upgrade to direct drive.

Easy setup Well-built Quiet Budget-friendly

Elite Novo from Stu September 8, 2020 

Basic wheel on turbo trainer. Easy to use and Elites customer support is great. It’s very nosey though especially under high load due to wheel on type trainer. Good entry level trainer

Easy setup Helpful support Budget-friendly

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Elite Novo Smart from Hugh Hass November 17, 2020 

Snapped one of these up from Halfords before lockdown 2 and have been mostly happy with the trainer so far. occasionally the machine will lose connection to Zwift and need a powercycle, but a replacement board from the very helpful support team should resolve the issue.

Easy setup Helpful support Budget-friendly

Excellent starter Smart Trainer from DaZwift September 26, 2020 

I was lucky enough to snap this trainer up during the start of the COVID-19 crisis in UK, when indoor gym equipment, and Smart Turbo Trainers in particular, were scarce.

I own a Cube Hybrid MTB (2017 model) and the setup was straight forward.

My only additional expense was a slick tyre to reduce the noise.

Zwift setup is easy, it responds to changes in gradient and has sufficient power output to make you work.

It would have got 5 stars as the only criticism I have is the lack of clear calibration instructions

Easy setup Well-built Portable/storable Budget-friendly

Good smart trainer from Yesitsme07 September 9, 2020 
Easy setup Portable/storable Quiet Budget-friendly

Not ideal for Zwift from Dixy SA1 September 8, 2020 

Works fine on other platforms but not Zwift Sorry to disappoint.
Couldn’t get enough resistance using computer with ANT+.
Although this was a while ago and software may have been updated but was my reason to upgrade to direct drive.

Easy setup Well-built Quiet Budget-friendly

Elite Novo from Stu September 8, 2020 

Basic wheel on turbo trainer. Easy to use and Elites customer support is great. It’s very nosey though especially under high load due to wheel on type trainer. Good entry level trainer

Easy setup Helpful support Budget-friendly

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