Saris H3 Direct Drive Smart Trainer - HIRE

R 1,999.00 – R 5,998.00

Reliable. Durable. Quieter Than Ever Before. The Saris H3 is a direct drive smart trainer that touts a sound specification of 59 decibels at 32 km/h. In other words, the H3...

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Reliable. Durable. Quieter Than Ever Before.

The Saris H3 is a direct drive smart trainer that touts a sound specification of 59 decibels at 32 km/h. In other words, the H3 is five times quieter than previous generations.

When it comes to indoor bike trainers, the most frequently asked question is: how quiet is it? Taking this to heart, our Madison, Wisconsin-based team put this query under the microscope and set a goal to build a trainer so quiet, that the only sound is that of your drive train.

The result? A direct drive smart trainer that touts a sound specification of 59 decibels at 20 mph. In other words, the H3 is five times quieter than previous generations, making it the quietest smart trainer to ever leave our doors.

Following the Saris direct drive smart trainer legacy, the H3 features the same reliability and durability as its predecessors. Each H3 is made from cast and machined aluminum sourced from America’s heartland. Encased inside are components meticulously calibrated to measure power, speed and cadence, as well as a precision-balanced flywheel - all built to handle 2000 watts and replicate a 20% climbing grade.

Tested to withstand heavy training, the H3’s internal cooling system will keep the electromagnetic resistance system working – and accurate – long after your legs have given out.

Product Features

  • Quieter Than Ever: all new drive system shaves decibels off previous generations.
  • Precise Training: +/- 2% power accuracy.
  • Controlled and Consistent: electromagnetic resistance provides a measured workout every time.
  • Direct Drive Design: widest bike compatibility and eliminates wheel slips.
  • No External Sensors Required: measures speed, cadence and power.
  • Seamless Integration: connects to indoor cycling apps with dual ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth FTMS standards.
  • Zwift certified.
  • Includes one month subscription to Rouvy virtual training app


  • Noise level:59 decibels at 20 mph
  • Power measurement accuracy: +/- 2%
  • Maximum power output: 2000 watts at 20 mph
  • Simulates a 20% climbing grade
  • Fast response electromagnetic resistance
  • Measures speed, cadence and power – no external sensors needed
  • 20 lb precision balanced flywheel
  • Integrated dual ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth FTMS standards
  • Built-in front wheel block
  • Integrated carrying handle
  • Compatible with Shimano 8-11 speed cassettes
  • XD/XDR freehubs sold separately
  • Thru-axle compatible for rear hub widths of 142 mm or 148 mm.
  • Quick-release compatible for rear hub widths of 130 mm and 135 mm.
  • LED indicator lights communicate connectivity and more.
  • Compatible with a wide variety of devices and indoor cycling applications, including Rouvy, Zwift, TrainerRoad and many more.
  • Headless mode (powered on, not paired to any apps) lets you ride with a progressive resistance curve that matches the Fluid2.
  • Direct drive design directly connects the bicycle to the resistance unit, eliminating tire wear.
  • Internal cooling technology ensures accurate ride data even during the hardest of workouts.
  • Folding legs provide widest footprint of direct drive indoor bicycle trainers on the market for added stability and easy storage.
  • Accessible and balanced handle allows for smooth, anyone-can-carry transit of the trainer.
  • Maximum weight (rider and bike): 300 lbs.

Hire Information

Placing your order: 

Select your hire duration. Once you have proceeded to checkout, please include your intended hire date within the notes section. The hire start date is the date you wish to receive your delivery. 

Please note, if you would like your indoor trainer in less than 5 days' time from now, drop us an email and we will try to help get the indoor trainer to you sooner. 

Indoor Trainer Accessories: 

Cassettes, tools & zwift memberships are NOT included in the hire. 

Our trainers are sent out from our serviced and maintained pool of equipment. Please note that accessories such as QR, trainer tires, ANT+ USB sticks and mats are not available for hire. Should you require any of these accessories, they are available for purchase under the Accessories tab. 

How does the cassette hire & fitting work? 

We offer a cassette hire and fitting service for R199.00 extra. If you chose this service we'll ship an 11 speed cassette (11-28 version) with your order. If you need a different cassette ratio then please get in touch and let us know your bike, model, year and gear set. 

Please note, it is the customers responsibility to check their own cassette and check that our cassette will be compatible. 

Tip - if you opt to use your own cassette, don't forget you'll need a chain whip as well as a cassette lock ring tool for the installation. It's a very simple task to install, but if you don't already have both tools, you're better off just renting the pre-installed cassette along with your turbo trainer for an additional R199.00 

Returns (after your hire): 

At the end of your hire period you have the option to purchase, extend the hire or return. 

1. Purchase 'the ultimate try before you buy' 

We do offer the opportunity to purchase the indoor trainer you have hired from us. If you are interested in purchasing your hire indoor trainer, drop us an email & we will send you a quote. 

2. Extend the hire 

If you would like to keep the indoor trainer for longer, drop us an email with the duration you would like to keep the indoor trainer for, we will check availability and send you a quote. 

3. Return 

You can arrange your own return delivery to us or we can arrange this for you. If you would like us to arrange the collection, the collection fee is R275.00. Just let us know a few days before to arrange a convenient weekday collection. 

For full information on our deliveries and returns please visit our Hire Terms & Conditions


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