Zwift Hub smart trainer review - a 'no brainer' for entry into indoor training

Affordable, easy to set up and with an impressive list of features, is the Hub the best entry-level trainer on the market?

The Zwift Hub turbo trainer on a yellow background
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Cycling Weekly Verdict

The Zwift Hub provides a brilliant way for anyone to get into smart training. We were impressed with its range of features, however, it's the value of the product that we feel makes it stand out from the crowd. As one of a few trainers to include a cassette at purchase and come in at the most competitive price, it really does start to look very appealing to those wanting to step into the indoor world of cycling.

Reasons to buy
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    Competitively priced compared to rival trainers

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    Easy to set up and includes a cassette

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    ERG mode is smooth and quick

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Reasons to avoid
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    No carry handle

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    Lack of folding legs

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The world of the smart trainer has grown increasingly crowded, making it no easy task to choose the best smart bike trainer to match your needs. This is especially the case for those who just getting started cycling indoors. With this end of the market in mind Zwift has released the Hub, a smart trainer that's created to be straightforward to set up and use, and all at an affordable price point. 

I tested the Zwift Hub quite intensely as I used the trainer every single day for a month. I completed a myriad of different workouts including many, many interval sessions, some longer Zone two rides, a handful of Zwift races and two very hard Zwift FTP tests. During my time with the Zwift Hub, we became very well acquainted and I learned all the ins and outs of what it was like to use on a daily basis.

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