jbstebbenswrote a review of Elite Drivo Interactive Power Meter Muin Trainer on June 25, 2018
Familiarity: I've put it through the wringer
I have 8 months and 2400+ miles (level 19) on ZWIFT riding the Elite Drivo. I have had ZERO problems and have ZERO complaints. It is quiet. It has maybe a low hum to it but you really have to listen for it. It seems to make more noise in some of the youtube videos I've watched on it. Maybe the videos are older and the trainer has improved - I don't know. When I ride the Alpe Du Zwift course on ZWIFT, the gradients get so steep and so difficult I'm in a 36x28 standing and I can barely get the cranks to turn over. Of course, I'm only 145lbs, but still. The realism is there. It has an auto on/auto off so I never have to worry about turning it on or off, I just get on, do my ride, jump off the bike when finished and don't worry about it. It syncs up to zwift perfectly every time. When compared with power data from my quarq, it is spot on. I'm not a big hog, so I don't have problems with stability. It stays put, but then again, I use a kreitler fork stand so my front wheel isn't swinging around when I stand up or do a buck-wild sprint. It requires zero maintenance. The most difficult task with it is getting your rear droputs mounted on the thing. It's a snug, firm fit once it's attached and maybe that's just part of the deal. It's a solid feel too. You are really connected. Maybe a complaint would be that if I'm going down a mountain at -20% gradient, I would expect the resistance to drop a bit more than it does. It does drop, but you have to put some power down to roll a fair cadence. Nevertheless, when you do put power down as you go down the mountain, you go faster. It all adds up and you are getting something out of each pedal stroke.