Oreka Training have released a new portable smart trainer that riders can use at the start-line. The Oreka O5 smart trainer is 100% wireless, self powered through pedaling. Oreka developed the O5 for racers who need all the benefits of a smart trainer, including the ergodynamic advantages over a static trainer, right up to the start gun. It’s portable and compact for that reason, and ships as early as next week. Let’s take a closer look.
Oreka O5 Wireless Smart Trainer
The new Oreka O5 doesn’t offer the same “on-road” feel offered by their O2 treadmill cycling trainer, at least not in quite the same way. Upon first glance, it looks much like a static trainer. Watch Oreka’s promotional video closely and you’ll see that it allows the bike to move from side to side as the rider pedals.
This is Oreka’s “ergodynamic” solution to the usual injury and discomfort associated with riding for hours on a regular static smart trainer. It is designed to simulate that dynamic freedom of movement you get when pedaling along the road.
The most notable feature of the new Oreka O5 is the fact that it is completely wireless. Instead of using mains electricity, the smart trainer uses a permanent magnet motor that generates its own energy through the rider’s input.
The self powered smart trainer uses the energy from this magnetic field to produce the required resistance. Resistance is regulated and adjusted automatically, requiring no calibration by the user, or maintenance. The Auto-watt feature allows riders to train with power, based on the speed and resistance level of the trainer.
Self powered means riders can use the Oreka O5 outdoors without the need for an electricity supply. So, you can warm up on your smart trainer at events just like a pro, taking full advantage of the benefits that come with it over bog-standard rollers or a static trainer.
Oreka ensured riders could take full advantage of the self-powered feature, designing a compact, easily-transportable foldaway frame. It sits in a trolley system with wheels so is easily pulled along, much like a suitcase.
The Oreka O5 self-powered smart trainer communicates on standard protocols like ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth. That communication is with Oreka’s freely available App for both Android and iOS devices.
The Oreka O5 takes axle sizes 130mm, 135mm and 142mm x 12 mm, plus BOOST 148mm x 12 mm. It can record a maximum power output of 2000 Watts. Its footprint measures 133 × 90 cm with a frame height of 49 cm. Oreka claim the O5 weighs 30 kg.
Pricing & Availability
Pre-order the £1390 / 1390 € Oreka O5 trainer now. Oreka start shipping as early as July 27th.