Minoura Live Ride 540 review

Minoura, Turbo trainer test
Cycling Weekly Verdict

A free download of Sufferfest - one of the hardest training videos around - adds extra value.

Reasons to buy
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    Easy to set up

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    Seven levels of resistance

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    Free Sufferfest download

Reasons to avoid
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    No cam lever on the brake unit

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Minoura's 540 uses an H-frame and a magnetic unit with a steel roller that is noticeably quiet.

Set-up is uncomplicated and even though there is no cam lever on the brake unit, the adjuster can be tuned to quickly set the tension on the tyre.

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