Turbo trainer

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Robm123
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Turbo trainer

Postby Robm123 » 8 Sep 2019, 9:13pm

Hi,
I am looking to get a turbo trainer. I would like the trainer to be able to link to zwift or any other such like programs and be able to adjust resistance automatically. As this will be my first turbo trainer it has to be (very) reasonably priced to get it signed off by the wife. Does anyone have any recommendations?

Thanks

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TrevA
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Location: Nottingham

Re: Turbo trainer

Postby TrevA » 9 Sep 2019, 9:31pm

You need a smart trainer to get the best out of Zwift, one that will increase the resistance when the route goes uphill and reacts to what is happening on screen. Something like the Tacx Vortex, which is £199 on Wiggle or the Elite Qubo Smart which is £169 are the cheapest ones. These are wheel-on trainers and they can be noisy, but you have to pay significantly more to get a direct drive trainer (where you take the back wheel off), which is quieter.