InsideRide E-Motion SmartPower

InsideRide E-Motion SmartPower Rollers

 

Key Specs

  • MSRP: $1200 USD
  • Accuracy: +-10%
  • Max Wattage: 800 W
  • Max Incline: 10%

Where to Buy

More Details

  • Brand: InsideRide
  • Year Released: 2019  (In Production)
  • Does not require calibration
  • Communication: ANT+ Bluetooth

Overall Rating

4.6 stars
based on 8 reviews

Easy setup
75%
Accurate power
75%
Realistic inertia
63%
Well-built
88%
Helpful support
50%
Portable/storable
25%
Quiet
63%
Budget-friendly
13%

If you really want to “ride” in Zwift this is the trainer from JLP August 10, 2021 

I bought these rollers when they first came out with the Elite Qubo smart resistance unit. Honestly I was looking for a way to enjoy Zwift without turning my road bike into a stationary trainer. The E-Motion rollers have given me so many hours of uniquely pleasurable indoor cycling and have had a huge impact on my year round conditioning.

There are tradeoffs vs something like a Wahoo or Tacx direct drive unit.

1. You can coast on these but as there is no flywheel so forget about extended periods of not pedaling.
2. Resistance is limited to simulating a max slop of around 10 -12%, though this is plenty for me.
3. For greatest accuracy pair these with your own power meter.

These rollers will force you to use your core and make you a better all round rider. You can ride and sprint standing and generally enjoy the experience of riding a bike realistically in a virtual environment. A solid product made in the USA. They will take some getting used to, but features such as the front bumpers and free motion system keep you from riding off the drums and shorten the learning time.

Love my E-Motion rollers!

Easy setup Accurate power Well-built Helpful support Portable/storable Quiet

Best Rollers on Zwift from Wiggo December 31, 2020 

First you are riding rollers - one of the best made available - and with a user friendly balancing outer frame. The power resistance unit is the Elite Qubo. This means your regular road bike goes straight on and off the rollers - no wheel changing et al (on bike devices) - and almost road feel and a level geometry. Better total workout - you are using your core, arms and hands 100% of the time - and you have to spin those pedals too. It also improves your balance, handling and bike pedalling techniques. I have been riding mine on Zwift now 2+ years and its transformed my fitness. The Qubo is configurable with settings, but you can use it out-the-box too. It simulates up to 16% which is fine for Zwift. When Zwift is on maximum (20%+) you can barely ride rollers resistance, need low ratio, e.g. some of the climbs on NYC routes. There's a whole article on Zwift and % inclines - bottom line - Qubo unit works fine and simulation is inline with other trainers using Elite resistance units. More importantly there is minimal lag and incline changes in game immediately transfer (can be dramatic!). Riding downhill on Zwift steeps (Alps) is whole another experience on rollers. The VR switchback corners at 50mph is "interesting". I have to not watch - focus eyes on corner of screen instead! Some negatives? Not the quietest noise levels. Cannot fold up for storage. Harder to use the Companion App on-bike. Look out for holiday deals to save money. Do people love their InsideRides? Try finding one or eBay or CraigsList. Yeah - when people get these they are not letting them go - they are quite simply the best badass way to train indoors. BTW - tip - I use a step ladder next to mine - easiest way to stop/start, take rest breaks, not fall over and reach for supplies. Enjoy!

Easy setup Accurate power Realistic inertiaWell-built Helpful support

Love using these rollers on Zwift from SDR November 12, 2020 

I've had InsideRide rollers for years and their latest interactive power module works great. Integration with my existing vector pedals is seamless and I usually use it in that mode. If I use the power output from the rollers alone, there is some lag in things (but tolerable).

Accurate power Well-built Quiet

The trainer that got me hooked to Zwift! from Curto794 September 9, 2020 

This setup is the best you can get if you want to have fun training on a regular schedule.
Easy to setup, very realistic, entertaining... Limitations are the ticket price and the very high end power curve. Most are intimidated by rollers at first but remember that if you can ride a bike you can ride these rollers. You can coast, ride uphill standing and even sprint standing.
The best!!

Accurate power Realistic inertiaWell-built Helpful support Quiet

Not bad from dpr4473 September 9, 2020 
Easy setup Well-built Quiet

More InsideRide E-Motion SmartPower Reviews

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If you really want to “ride” in Zwift this is the trainer from JLP August 10, 2021 

I bought these rollers when they first came out with the Elite Qubo smart resistance unit. Honestly I was looking for a way to enjoy Zwift without turning my road bike into a stationary trainer. The E-Motion rollers have given me so many hours of uniquely pleasurable indoor cycling and have had a huge impact on my year round conditioning.

There are tradeoffs vs something like a Wahoo or Tacx direct drive unit.

1. You can coast on these but as there is no flywheel so forget about extended periods of not pedaling.
2. Resistance is limited to simulating a max slop of around 10 -12%, though this is plenty for me.
3. For greatest accuracy pair these with your own power meter.

These rollers will force you to use your core and make you a better all round rider. You can ride and sprint standing and generally enjoy the experience of riding a bike realistically in a virtual environment. A solid product made in the USA. They will take some getting used to, but features such as the front bumpers and free motion system keep you from riding off the drums and shorten the learning time.

Love my E-Motion rollers!

Easy setup Accurate power Well-built Helpful support Portable/storable Quiet

Best Rollers on Zwift from Wiggo December 31, 2020 

First you are riding rollers - one of the best made available - and with a user friendly balancing outer frame. The power resistance unit is the Elite Qubo. This means your regular road bike goes straight on and off the rollers - no wheel changing et al (on bike devices) - and almost road feel and a level geometry. Better total workout - you are using your core, arms and hands 100% of the time - and you have to spin those pedals too. It also improves your balance, handling and bike pedalling techniques. I have been riding mine on Zwift now 2+ years and its transformed my fitness. The Qubo is configurable with settings, but you can use it out-the-box too. It simulates up to 16% which is fine for Zwift. When Zwift is on maximum (20%+) you can barely ride rollers resistance, need low ratio, e.g. some of the climbs on NYC routes. There's a whole article on Zwift and % inclines - bottom line - Qubo unit works fine and simulation is inline with other trainers using Elite resistance units. More importantly there is minimal lag and incline changes in game immediately transfer (can be dramatic!). Riding downhill on Zwift steeps (Alps) is whole another experience on rollers. The VR switchback corners at 50mph is "interesting". I have to not watch - focus eyes on corner of screen instead! Some negatives? Not the quietest noise levels. Cannot fold up for storage. Harder to use the Companion App on-bike. Look out for holiday deals to save money. Do people love their InsideRides? Try finding one or eBay or CraigsList. Yeah - when people get these they are not letting them go - they are quite simply the best badass way to train indoors. BTW - tip - I use a step ladder next to mine - easiest way to stop/start, take rest breaks, not fall over and reach for supplies. Enjoy!

Easy setup Accurate power Realistic inertiaWell-built Helpful support

Love using these rollers on Zwift from SDR November 12, 2020 

I've had InsideRide rollers for years and their latest interactive power module works great. Integration with my existing vector pedals is seamless and I usually use it in that mode. If I use the power output from the rollers alone, there is some lag in things (but tolerable).

Accurate power Well-built Quiet

The trainer that got me hooked to Zwift! from Curto794 September 9, 2020 

This setup is the best you can get if you want to have fun training on a regular schedule.
Easy to setup, very realistic, entertaining... Limitations are the ticket price and the very high end power curve. Most are intimidated by rollers at first but remember that if you can ride a bike you can ride these rollers. You can coast, ride uphill standing and even sprint standing.
The best!!

Accurate power Realistic inertiaWell-built Helpful support Quiet

Not bad from dpr4473 September 9, 2020 
Easy setup Well-built Quiet

rollers from Jbradley September 8, 2020 
Easy setup Accurate power Realistic inertia Portable/storable Budget-friendly

Greatest Smart Roller! from stephane.rodier September 8, 2020 

Great smart roller with a realistic ride and great power accuracy. The support is also incredible and quick! Well built (Bomb proof).

Easy setup Accurate power Realistic inertiaWell-built Helpful support Quiet

best rollers/trainer from Zambony September 8, 2020 

The insideride rollers is just (and only) what you need. People talk about tilt and other features, but when using rollers you have the most realistic feeling period. It makes your pedal stroke more efficient too. To make things better, the roller can be smart and be used with a fixed front fork mount when you feel like watching a movie or doing all out sprints.

The intertia in the rollers + wheels makes a very good feeling, much more than the elite plastic rollers (with resistance).

In short, the best do it all trainer is insideride.

Easy setup Realistic inertiaWell-built

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