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M2 Smart Trainer

4.611111111111111 out of 5 stars
90 Reviews



Why We Like The M2 Smart Trainer

Smart trainers are the best thing that's happened to indoor cycling in a long while. Gone are the boring hours spent staring at a wall and just spinning the legs. With the M2 Smart Trainer you can get in some meaningful training, and keep yourself entertained with virtual courses and online races.


  • A smart trainer that gets you in the game for less
  • Connects to training apps via Bluetooth and ANT+ FE-C
  • Resistance changes automatically based on input from apps
  • Monitor output with integrated speed, cadence, and power data
  • Robust design handles up to 1500 watts at 20mph
  • Simulates gradients up to 15% for a realistic ride experience
  • The wide foldable base is portable, stable, and easy to store
  • Quick-lock cam lever and clutch knob makes for easy setup
  • Item #SRS1WUS
[roller] machined aluminum, [frame] steel
Bluetooth, ANT+
Operating System
iOS, Android, OSX, Windows
1-month subscription to Rouvy virtual training app
[open] 30 x 24 x 20in, [folded] 19 x 19 x 8in
indoor training
Manufacturer Warranty
[frame] lifetime, [resistance unit] 2 years

Overall Rating

4.5 based on 90 ratings

Review Summary

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4 Stars - 23 reviews
5 Stars - 61 reviews

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5 out of 5 stars

February 6, 2024

Best value in it's class

I've had my M2 now for about 2 1/2 years and it's by far the best trainer I've ever had...smart or not. It's durable, stable and has worked well with both Zwift and Rouvy although I dropped Zwift as it got boring with the limited courses compared to Rouvy. I do agree with other reviewers regarding setting the tension. Turning it until it clicks makes for a much harder ride, particularly when you start, and it will wear out your tires quickly. I turn it until it firmly connects with the tire and then hold the flywheel and try to move the wheel. If it doesn't slip, then it's perfect. I don't have the room for a a permanent setup so the off-wheel trainers were not an option for me...the fold-up capability of the M2 suits my needs...takes just a few minutes. This is a LOT of trainer for the money.


Originally reviewed on saris.com

5 out of 5 stars

July 28, 2023

Great trainer and warranty service

I purchased my M2 in September of 2019. Overall, it has been a great trainer - good accuracy, good road feel, good simulation, and minimal footprint. I'm ~200lbs, have a 1000W sprint, and have put about 20,000 miles on my trainer in Zwift. After this usage (abuse?), a weld attaching the resistance unit to the frame failed, but even with one bracket broken, the trainer kept working (with the calibration drifting)… I didn’t discover the issue until the second weld cracked and calibration wasn’t working. An email to support, and I had a replacement frame (lifetime warranty) in less than a week. Tough product and great warranty service.


Originally reviewed on saris.com

5 out of 5 stars

September 19, 2022

Solid Smart Trainer and Great Value!

Have been using the M2 for about six months and have been extremely happy with it! Easy to set up and the clutch on the tire/roller knob gives the right amount of pressure every time, no worrying about slipping or excessive drag. I trainer for the track and routinely push 1500 watts on the M2 with no issues. Maybe not as quite as some trainers, but with the a fan blowing I don't really notice it. Great trainer, glad I got it!


Originally reviewed on saris.com

5 out of 5 stars

July 21, 2022

Best All Round Option

The M2 is my latest Saris trainer. Like the others it is rock solid. 1) easy set up and adjustment. Also easy storage and transport. 2) While 'wheel off' models have advantages, those come at a price. Having a solid investment background I do not think that most riders actually benefit from those advantages leaving us paying for features that do not yield us results. High performance racers are excluded from this point. 3) the M2 is quiet enough to not awaken my light sleeper wife during my early morning training rides 4) Previous Saris trainers have held up for years in spite of me trying to wear them out during my frequent 3-5 hour sessions. I expect this unit will as well.

pappa joe

Originally reviewed on saris.com

5 out of 5 stars

July 19, 2022

Quality, Simple, Easy to use

Haven't had a turbo/trainer in 12+ years, have only been riding rollers when I have to. Last turbo I owned was a Saris Fluid 2, loved/hated that thing. It was an amazing tool to gain fitness. Finally decided to get a "smart" trainer, but not for Zwift or for virtual training, I purchased this so that I could control it with my Garmin head unit. I can do the Free Ride or build workouts in Garmin Connect. Took about two seconds to pair my Garmin and off I went. Too easy. If you want a virtual world virtual ride spend more for a virtual machine, but if you are looking to do traditional trainer workouts this is the perfect setup. I hate trainer workouts, but I am actually looking forward to using my new M2.


Originally reviewed on saris.com

5 out of 5 stars

June 27, 2022

A Lot Has Changed in 20 Years

Holy moly! I wasn't ready for all the improvements in trainers since i bought my first one 20 years ago. This new tech has really changed what a "oh, I spent 30 minutes on my trainer" means. It's a workout! And this is SO much quieter than my old one. I think a lot of us have a love/hate relationship with our trainer. This one has certainly upped the ante. Highly recommend upgrading from your old trainer.


Originally reviewed on saris.com

4 out of 5 stars

March 26, 2022

Not a bad smart trainer

I am comparing the m2 to a Wahoo Kickr Snap. The m2 is not as smooth of a ride as the snap. The Kickr Snap has more mass in the flywheel to help carry momentum. That being said the m2 works just fine. You need to download the Saris utility app for calibration. Also something else I have read from other reviews is to only turn the friction knob two full turns into the tire after the roller makes contact. I have had no problems with calibration doing this. No bent L bolt either. The m2 is not as quiet as the Kickr Snap, but it's not loud. Use a trainer tire to keep the noise at a minimum. Been using it for Zwift with no problems.

Loose nut

Originally reviewed on saris.com

4 out of 5 stars

December 23, 2021

Great, but...

Very happy using with Zwift last season and am starting season 2. A couple of issues... First, the clutch in the tension knob simply does not work! However, tightening until one can longer turn the wheel by polling on spokes I'd fine. Second, cadence is a bad joke! Readings fluctuate +/- 15 or so RPM constantly, and Zwift training lessons do not cclike that! I got a separate sensor, and all is well! OH YEAH, the instructions tell one to create a Rouvy account to check and upgrade firmware. Why not tell the user to download the Saris app? That checks/upgrades firmware and calibrates the trainer. It does NOT require a 3rd party account. Also, if one does not want a network app, it let's one set the resistance as well STILL, very happy with this appliance!


Originally reviewed on saris.com

5 out of 5 stars

December 17, 2021

Amazing Product!!!

I was excited to receive my new M2 the other day. Extremely easy to setup, & start biking within minutes. Originally I was contemplating whether to purchase a trainer or a Peloton. After weighing my options, I believe it was an easy decision after reading several Saris products having amazing reviews. Putting my new M2 in my basement allows me to do easy workouts at home and easily disassemble to clear space for company. I really, really LOVE it! It's so great to be able to get on the bike, do a 30 minute workout, be done and still be in my house. Then when the weather breaks unhook my bike, & be back outside in no time. Not having to tack on travel time to and from the gym is kind of the BEST. I love that I can really seriously be start to finish DONE in 30 minutes. For real. I'm amazed. I also have to say this is a smooth ride, & definitely changeling when connected to ROUVY. If anything to improve I would suggest being able to cast ROUVY from my phone to my large Apple Tv. Other than that, I have to say this is an amazing product!!! Thank you SARIS!!!


Originally reviewed on saris.com

4 out of 5 stars

December 12, 2021

Great Trainer, Average to Poor Instructions

I bought this about a month ago. Bike is a Trek Madone. Assembly was relatively easy, but, tolerances on assembly were average. Do not tight the roller until the resistance knob clicks!! This is way too tight and will shred you tire as well as make the pedaling much harder than real road riding. Tighten it until braking during spinning does not cause the flywheel to spin independently of the tire. The trainer itself is great. Noisier than the 1UP USA trainer it replaced but I can hear the Stereo or TV without excessive volume adjustment. Would give it a 5 star except for the grossly incorrect instructions on roller tightening adjustment.


Originally reviewed on saris.com