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Old 03-15-19, 01:21 PM
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Which bike trainer do you use?

if you use zwift or do any indoor cycling on a trainer, what trainer do you use? i was interested to see whether the trainer's like the kickr one where you take back wheel off or the tacx one i got that connects to the back wheel, i just wondered which trainer is better and more accurate. thanks.
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Old 03-15-19, 02:11 PM
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I use a Wahoo Kickr direct drive for intervals. Now that is is light out later, I hope not to see that bastard again until next winter.
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Old 03-15-19, 02:39 PM
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I can't compare the two, but this winter switched from a "dumb" fluid trainer to a Wahoo Kicker Snap. I tried Zwift, not for me. Instead went with Rouvy. It's been a big improvement over the dumb trainer and pretty realistic in terms of terrain, effort, etc. Having said that, no trainer can replace the real world outside in my opinion.
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hey

hey thanks for the replies there, i often wonder about some of the indoor stationary exercise bikes from about 600 ish upwards, the smartscreen with bluetooth, wether that would connect with zwift or virtugo or trainerroad program's. i remember my bud said a good £1000 plus watt bike would work. i keep thinking as long as you got bluetooth on the spin bike and ant+ dongle on your laptop and the speed and cadence sensors on exercise bike that it should work. saves buying a new trainer like 700 plus for a good one lol my trainer was 335 by tacx.
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Old 03-15-19, 08:32 PM
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I have a CycleOps Fluid 2.
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Old 03-15-19, 10:53 PM
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InsideRide e-Motion smart rollers
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Old 03-16-19, 04:13 AM
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InsideRide e-Motion smart rollers
Same for me but mine aren't smart. I have the manual version.
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Old 03-16-19, 05:51 AM
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Elite Arion Digital Smart B+ Rollers with Rouvy.
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Old 03-16-19, 07:51 AM
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I used to use a Kurt Kinetic fluid trainer. Very quiet and nice to use
I picked up a Diamondback dedicated exercise bike which is also very quiet and works quite well. I just watch videos when I ride.
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Old 03-16-19, 09:02 AM
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I have a cycleops magnus which is a wheel on smart trainer. I really enjoy it and it works well. That being said, I wish I would have spent the extra money for the direct drive version.
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Old 03-16-19, 09:35 AM
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I have a tacx vortex entry level smart trainer. I bought it because it was $240 and I could justify that to try a smart trainer where I couldn't justify the amount they generally cost. It is fine but I'm sure it is crap compared to one of the highend trainers.
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Sportneer. Never heard of it, but only eighty bucks from Amazon. Works great.
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As a recumbent rider, I go to the gym in the winter time and ride the recumbent bike trainers there.
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Originally Posted by bakerjw View Post
I used to use a Kurt Kinetic fluid trainer. Very quiet and nice to use
I picked up a Diamondback dedicated exercise bike which is also very quiet and works quite well. I just watch videos when I ride.
I am a Kurt Kinetic user but I have the smart trainer. Works awesome with Zwift. I only use a trainer from November-March.

Seriously if your going to Zwift get a "smart" version of a trainer its so much easier for set up. And really any of the major brands will treat you fine, its like a ford vs. chevy comparison. They all do work well once set up.
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I have a 1UP trainer. You leave the rear wheel on. No smart-anythng.

I also have a set of rollers. Sometimes that keeps it a little more interesting.

I don’t use either one all that much, only when I know there is no way of getting outside for a few weeks. In the dead of winter I can get some rides in on the fat bike, so it is mostly the beginning and end of winter.

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Old 03-16-19, 05:36 PM
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Elite Direto and Zwift.
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Old 03-16-19, 07:15 PM
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Stac Zero Halcyon and Zwift. Mostly structured training plan rides.
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If the expense for a smart trainer is worth it for you, go for it.
Otherwise, I would just use a good-value used trainer (CycleOps fluid 2 in our case. Good enough to take singles and our tandem).
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Outside... I get out of the house ...
I could only do this right now if I had a boat! Water water everywhere
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Old 03-17-19, 01:55 PM
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yea Weather Channel says Rocky Mountain snow is Melting fast & they got a lot of snowpack this winter,
Avalanches worth.
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Sportneer. Never heard of it, but only eighty bucks from Amazon. Works great.
how's it working out for you? i found this guy was thinking of buying: https://www.amazon.com/Sportneer-Tra...ct_top?ie=UTF8
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I don't use indoor trainers. I ride outside.
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I used a BKool Pro (1st version) for years and then upgraded to a Tac-X Genious. I use my trainers with the BKool software and Zwift.
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