Indoor Trainers

 

Wet outside, or your looking after the kids, or you just need a few extra k's in the saddle for the day - sounds like you need an indoor trainer!

With such a massive range available, where do you start? Well, right here of course, we've got you covered, info wise.

Although there is a huge range and variety, we'll keep it relatively simple here. Essentially your main choices are:

Wheel on or Direct Drive

Smart or not

Complete indoor training system

Wheel on or Direct drive

Direct drive trainers require you to remove the rear wheel prior to fixing your bike to the trainer. These types of trainers typically offer more advanced features, greater levels of maximum resistance and far greater levels of accuracy.

Wheel on trainers, as the name applies, require you to leave the rear wheel on your bike when fixing to the trainer. These are typically a more affordable option however they do sacrifice accuracy as well as resistance levels, among other compromises.

Smart or not

Smart indoor trainers essentially communicate with an external source (PC, tablet, phone etc.) to capture ride data and, potentially more importantly, allow you to connect to riding apps such as Zwift, providing you with the opportunity to 'ride with' friends from all over the world.

Complete indoor training system

The pinnacle of indoor cycle training simulation technology, and relatively new to the market. A complete indoor training simulation system is most closely related to a Smart Direct Drive indoor trainer...except you don't need the bike!

With complete flexibility of setup and a fully integrated and smart machine, this can cater for a complete household of different sized people.