Oreka 02 indoor bike trainer review

Can the Oreka 02 really be a viable option for getting the outdoors experience indoors?

Oreka 02 indoor trainer
(Image credit: Kodi Bussey-Dilkes)
Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Oreka 02 has the potential to be game-changing. It offers a really great option for riders who need or want to maintain high volume rides but lack the ability to head outside. Whilst there are areas for improvement, I can certainly see myself using one long term - but I would need to ensure I had a (soundproof) space away from the home to house it. 

Reasons to buy
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    Outdoors indoors experience

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    Compatibility with third party software

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    Real life braking

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    Plug and play

Reasons to avoid
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    Emergency stop issue

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If you're not riding your bike outside, then the indoor options generally fall into three camps: a turbo trainer, rollers, or a dedicated exercise bike.

There is however a fourth option - a bikemill, the biking alternative to a treadmill, like this model from Oreka.

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Hannah Bussey

Hannah is Cycling Weekly’s longest-serving tech writer, having started with the magazine back in 2011. She has covered all things technical for both print and digital over multiple seasons representing CW at spring Classics, and Grand Tours and all races in between.

Hannah was a successful road and track racer herself, competing in UCI races all over Europe as well as in China, Pakistan and New Zealand.

For fun, she's ridden LEJOG unaided, a lap of Majorca in a day, won a 24-hour mountain bike race and tackled famous mountain passes in the French Alps, Pyrenees, Dolomites and Himalayas. 

She lives just outside the Peak District National Park near Manchester UK with her partner, daughter and a small but beautifully formed bike collection.