Turbo trainers, rollers and indoor cycling accessories are in high demand right now – thanks to a combination of snow and ice across the UK, as well as the desire to ‘stay home’ as the Coronavirus lockdown continues into 2021.
In the last lockdown almost all indoor trainers sold out in the UK due to a surge in demand. Currently, there are models in stock – but deals are thin on the ground. We’ve hunted out the offers available.
These deals include smart trainers, ‘dumb’ trainers, exercise bikes, and rollers.
A smart trainer or smart bike is the ultimate experience, these offer a more realistic ride feel, automatic resistance adjustment and increased interactivity thanks to apps such as Zwift. ‘Dumb’ trainers and non-smart rollers won’t offer power readings or hook up to indoor training apps without a speed/cadence sensor – but they’ll still allow you to get a sweat on indoors.
Here is our list of some of the turbos available at a discount, right now.
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Elite Direto Smart Turbo Trainer – £699.99 / $799.99
This is the best offer we can find on an in-stock smart trainer right now, so if that’s what you’e after, this is it.
With the Direto offering up to 2200 watts of resistance, this could take anything you throw at it. Simulating 14 per cent in gradient rise, you will definitely be feeling those virtual hills.
Compact and easy to carry when the legs are folded in, this is one of the best for storing away in a cupboard or corner of a room. The legs are extra wide when out to give extra stability as you move on the bike.
Elite says that the Direto has is quick and straightforward to set up, so you can get from box to riding in next to no time at all. However, you will need to provide your own cassette.
View now at Wiggle for £699.99 (was £769.99)
View now at Wiggle US for $799.99 (was $899.99)
LifeLine RT-01 Roller Trainer £99.99 / $192.99
Rollers are great if you want to gain some skills whilst you’re training indoors, testing your balance and core stability. These fold up easily, and weight just 8.5kg. There’s no external resistance adjustment, you just use your gears as you would on the road. Go on, try it!
View now at Wiggle for £99.99 (was £129.99)
View now at Wiggle US for $134.99 (was $192.99)
Minorura FG220 Live ride hybrid rollers – £165.99 / $333.49
This option from Minorura provides the realistic and natural ride quality of rollers, with the stability of a turbo trainer thanks to the front support. It’s light, at 6.5kg, and easy to transport. In the days that we still had races, these were popular for warm-ups, but it’s also a nice compact option to store in your home.
View now at ProBikeKit for £165.99 (was £299.99)
View now at ProBikeKit US for $333.49 (was $407.99)
Saris MP1 Nfinity Trainer Platform £799
If you’ve already got a turbo trainer, but are getting a bit bored, then the Nfinity platform from Saris could pepper your sessions with a little more excitement. Load your turbo trainer on top, and this platform allows you to dip, dive and lean as you would outside.
View now at Wiggle for £799 (was £999)
Exerpeutic Bluetooth Indoor Cycling Bike with MyCloudFitness App $299
One for our US readers, this indoor bike is reduced by $100. It offers Bluetooth compatibility, so you can hook up with apps, including the MyCloudFitness App which comes for free. This bike is adjustable, to help you get the right fit, and comes with adjustable flywheel resistance.
Turbo trainers in stock right now
Nothing above fit your needs? There are more turbo trainers in stock – though unfortunately, demand means retailers have little incentive to reduce them…
Tacx Neo 2 Smart Trainer
The Tacx Neo 2 Smart Trainer offers up to 2,200 watts of resistance and can replicate climbs as steep as 25 per cent – which should be more than enough to make the most of virtual worlds.
Or – see the top end Neo 2T Smart trainer at Competitive Cyclist for $1,399.99
Tacx Flux 2 Direct Drive smart trainer – £699
Taking a maximum power of 2000 watts, it will need some amazing efforts to cause it any problems. The gradient simulation isn’t as big as some other trainers available, but at 16 per cent, it is still going to test your legs.
Compatible with Shimano and SRAM eight to 11 speed cassettes, it should cover the bike you have. There is also the option to replace the freehub with a Campagnolo one post-purchase.
Wahoo Kickr Core smart turbo trainer – £699.99
The Kickr Core is the little brother of the Kickr further up the page. While it is smaller and cheaper it can still be involved with some of the best.
Of course, the first thing is it is very compact. Like the Elite Suito, the Kickr Core is ideal for a place with limited space, although, it is a slightly awkward shape.
It is also able to take 1800w but is a touch slow to catch on that you’re changing resistance.
Elite Zumo Smart Interactive Turbo Trainer – £529
As Elite’s most affordable direct drive smart turbo trainer, the Zumo is compatible with Zwift, can simulate gradients of up to 12% and can measure power accurate to within three per cent.
These stats may not be as impressive as the higher range models, but it’ll be more than enough for most people to enjoy training on a virtual platform.
Compatible with quick release 130 and 135mm rear dropout spacing – as well as 142x12mm thru axles – it will work with most bikes. Bear in mind you do have to supply your own cassette, however.
We’ll update this page as and when we come across new deals…