Jeff Cockingwrote a review of Elite Direto Trainer on October 20, 2017
Familiarity: I've used it several times
I got addicted to zwift over the last month using a Cycleops jet fluid pro and decided to splurge on a smart training. After watching a couple reviews on YouTube, I decided to go with the Direto. Apparently there are two types out there, a noisy one and a more quiet one. The noise comes from the resistance motor as it adjusts. I have a noisy one, it’s not bad and if anything it lets you know that the resistance is either going to ramp up or decrease.
The resistance “bite” is not sudden, but it does ramp up. I’m 210lbs and it feels very realistic while standing while climbing in zwift. I cannot over power the unit while seated. From the YouTube reviews, it seems as the power meter is very accurate, although I do not have a power meter on my bike. I’m two weeks in using the trainer 5-days a week and so far no issues. The calibration is supper easy and takes maybe 10-seconds. If something happens I’ll report back.