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.
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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 some of the turbos available in the UK, right now.
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Tacx Neo 2T – £1,199
The Neo 2T is Tacx’s latest top of the range smart turbo trainer. It maintains many of the characteristics of the original Neo, with it’s large stable structure and shape and large electromagnetic flywheel.
The main changes are inside, with the 2T featuring a more powerful motor that improves your ride experience, while a magnet redesign has made it quieter.
Saris H3 Smart Trainer – £849
The Saris H3 smart trainer claims to make less noise than a dishwasher (59 decibels), offer resistance up to 2000w and simulate 20% slope. It’s power meter is accurate to +/-2% and can calculate your cadence and speed.
Elite Direto-X OTS Direct Drive Smart Turbo Trainer – £769.99
With the Direto-X taking 3250 watts, this could take anything you throw at it. Simulating 18 per cent in gradient rise, it can take whatever the road of Watopia in Zwift have to offer.
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
Includes a 12 month subscription to Elite’s My E-Training App available on windows and apple.
LifeLine TT-01 Turbo Trainer (Magnetic) – £99.99
The LifeLine TT-01 is a simple and affordable magnetic turbo trainer that will suit most typres of rim brake bikes, witht he rear skewer mount fitting 130mm and 135mm spacing for anything from a road to a 26″ MTB.
The TT-01 folds away for easy storage and also comes with a front wheel riser block. Resistance is controlled with a dial that can be mounted on the handlebars.
The TT-01 now features on Zwift‘s hardware list, however you will need an ANT+ stick and speed and cadence sensors to make the turbo compatible with smart trianing platforms.
Wahoo Kickr – £1,099
The Wahoo Kickr still remains one of the best on the market in terms of road feel and has sharpened that up with a bigger flywheel for better control and ride feel. The ergonomics of the Wahoo Kickr and its well positioned weight also make it one of the easiest to move around and store when space is tight.
Set-up is as easy as plug and play: compatibility with Zwift is very good. You even get a Shimano 105 cassette.
Elite Turbo Muin II Fluid direct drive turbo trainer – £449.99
The Elite Turbo Muin II offers the smooth and quiet ride feel of a ore expensive smart turbo at a lower price. Direct drive turbos are much more stable for efforts and cadence drills, and also mean you don’t have to to wear out a tyre on the turbo – just take of the rear wheel and attach.
The Muin II offers a wide resisatance range and is also foldable, which means easier storage.
It is compatible with smart training systems like Zwift, though you will need purchase seperately a Misuro B+ sensor and an ANT+ speed/cadence sensor.
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