Best smart indoor trainers 2024: Top-end and entry-level models reviewed and rated

From super smart trainers to basic turbo set-ups, here is our guide to the best indoor training options

Indoor training
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Indoor trainers allow consistent, quantifiable riding whatever the weather and enable distraction-free training. Whether you are looking for a 'smart' or 'classic' style of trainer our guide will take you through the basics and cover the pros and cons of some of the best trainers on the market.

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Stefan Abram
Tech features editor

After winning the 2019 National Single-Speed Cross-Country Mountain Biking Championships and claiming the plushie unicorn (true story), Stefan swapped the flat-bars for drop-bars and has never looked back. 

Since then, he’s earnt his 2ⁿᵈ cat racing licence in his first season racing as a third, completed the South Downs Double in under 20 hours and Everested in under 12.

But his favourite rides are multiday bikepacking trips, with all the huge amount of cycling tech and long days spent exploring new roads and trails - as well as histories and cultures. Most recently, he’s spent two weeks riding from Budapest into the mountains of Slovakia

Height: 177cm

Weight: 67–69kg