Minoura LR340 Trainer review

The Minoura LR340 offers decent value and its compact size makes it a good choice for taking to races and events.

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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Minoura LR340 offers good value at a penny under 200 quid, but this is reflected a little in the build quality. Nonetheless definitely worth considering given the price.

Reasons to buy
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    Good value

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    Connects with app

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Reasons to avoid
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    Could be more secure

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    Some parts felt a little cheap

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Minoura has a great track record when it comes to turbos, being instrumental in the development of magnetic trainers for over a quarter of a century. The Minoura LR340 sits second up in the company's five-model magnetic resistance range, and is apparently aimed at the 'enthusiast'.

Resistance is variable and controlled by a handlebar mounted wired dial, giving seven different levels. Although there is a noticeable jump in between, you do get a good overall range. The pedalling experience is good, with a consistent resistance all around the pedal stroke, giving the feeling that you’re pedalling in circles, rather than just stomping up and down. It’s quiet too with a distinct lack of vibration.

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