The CycleOps Classic Powersync Virtual Trainer is one such smart option – and it’s currently reduced by 39% as part of Ribble’s Black Friday deals.
The trainer has an RRP of £725, but has been price dropped to £439.99 – with the deal lasting from today until Cyber Monday, whichever comes first.
The virtual trainer allows intensities to be controlled by power ranges, power zone, slope or target power – and duration can be based in distance or time.
The unit uses a closed loop resistance control, which allows you to target and lock in on an exact power output, or slope – this provides a platform for precise interval training as the level of resistance changes immediately.
The trainer is ANT+ ready, so you can hook it up to an app like Zwift, The Sufferfest or Trainer Road.
The trainer itself uses the classic frame utilised by Cycleops for several years – with folding legs so it’s easy to store. A turbo ready quick release is supplied along with a power cable – and you get a lifetime warranty.