Smart turbo trainers have become harder and harder to get hold of in the current Coronavirus climate, more and more people are buying indoor trainers as we are looking at spending the majority of our year indoors.
Luckily for us, there are still some on the market and we have a list on exactly what you can get and from where.
A smart trainer can help you train effectively, efficiently and above all create a better link with real world riding. Thanks to a more realistic ride feel, automatic resistance adjustment and increased interactivity thanks to apps such as Zwift, indoor training has never been more popular.
Here is our list of what is available in the UK, right now.
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CycleOps H2 Direct Drive Smart Trainer: £629
Made to be as quiet as possible, the H2 is perfect to live with. Like with most trubos these days, the H2 has fold in legs to allow you to store it away easier.
It is Shimano computable taking the eight and 11 speed cassettes. The trainer can take 2000 watts and can simulate 20 per cent gradient. It also connects to your laptop via ANT+ and Bluetooth for apps like Zwift.
Kurt Kinetic R1 Direct Drive Trainer: £780
The R1 has something called Rock and Roll technology, this is to make sure you can move about on the bike and remain comfortable and in a natural position while giving your all.
Handling up to 2000 watts and simulating up to 20 per cent gradient, it has fairly standard settings but gives you more support to get closer to those limits safely.
Supports Shimano, SRAM and Campagnolo cassettes. Folds away neatly and also has a free six month subscription to Kinetic Fit Power-training app.
Elite Rampa FE-C B+ Smart Trainer: £449
The Rampa trainer uses electromagnets to control resistance for a realistic, smooth ride while training.
It has Bluetooth and ANT+ connectivity which makes it compatible with your device.
Easy to fit your bike to, you can be up and riding in no time at all. It also comes with Elite’s Elastogel roller that decreases tyre wear by 20 per cent and drops noise levels by 50 per cent, making it easy to live with too.Includes spare quick release for those using Mavic or similar non-compatible skewers. Can only take 1150 watts of power.
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