Cycling Turbo Trainers

Do you want to know more about indoor trainers?

Indoor trainers allow you to continue training at home when you are unable to get out on your bike due to the weather or not having enough time. With these indoor trainers, you can train at home using your own bike. They offer an alternative to the traditional exercise bike.

There are two basic types of indoor trainers:

Rollers, are a construction of three cylinders on which the bicycle is placed without any type of fixture. The wheels spin the 3 rollers when we pedal . This system requires some initial training to be able to balance on top of the rollers. In fact, we recommend you have something nearby to support you. Since the bike is not attached, while working on our physical condition, we can also work on our balance, technique and correcting our bodies positioning on the bike. However we do not recommend this type for long workouts or strength training sessions.

Turbo trainers are a type of stable base which holds the bike stationary by elevating the rear wheel, they have just one roller which makes it spin. They feature a resistance regulator, which adjusts the resistance of the trainer in order to work on strength, pedal technique or carry out high intensity training intervals. They aim to simulate the resistance experienced on the road, depending on the condition and type of road, among other things.

Some models include electrical components such as as heart rate monitors, power meters, distance trackers and programmable workouts. The most sophisticated trainers would be those with virtual reality which allows you to simulate routes through a programmed console.

Opinions featured in Cycling Turbo Trainers

Tacx FLUX S Smart Roller Trainer
Great trainer for first timer
High quality relatively easy to set up, instructions are poor though, would be better if it came with your choice of cassette. Once set up easy to connect and use the Tacx app. Have used it twice now and satisfied.
Tacx Front Wheel Support
Secure fit
Great item secure fit for front wheel does the job.
Elite Qubo Digital Smart B + Trainer
Really pleased
Best way into virtual training for me without breaking the bank.
Elite Travel Block Front Wheel Riser
Good stuff
Does what it says on the tin.
Elite Tuo Roller Trainer
Very good would recommend
Really pleased with this trainer, works superbly with Trainer Road. Tried it with the Elite app but there seems to be major problems with their app as connection is very problematic. Buy the trainer but use a 3rd party app, seems to be the way to go.
Tacx Antenna with ANT+ Connectivity Black Blue
Very good product
Worth the wait
Elite Novo Force Elastogel Black Edition Roller
Excellent as advertised & easy to assemble.
Very high quality. I would recommend it to everyone.
Elite Hometrainer Gel Block
bon produit .....
good quality recommended
Elite Novo Force Elastogel Trainer
Very happy with Elite Novo Force Trainer
Good quality turbo trainer. Looks good, easy to set up and pack away. Much better that ride experience than expected...would recommend!
Tacx FLUX 2 Smart Roller Trainer
Exactly as expected
Highly recommend
Tacx Antares T-1000 Roller Trainer
Excellent Quality
High Quality. Met expectations
Tacx FLUX S Smart Roller Trainer
Amazing turbo
Came with eu plug
Elite Suito-T Roller Without Cassette
Really good
For the price I think this is an excellent turbo trainer. Works really well so far and really pleased with it!
Elite Nero Trainer
Absolutely stunning bit of kit
I was using Elite Real E-Motion B+ rollers, that were good, but were getting a little tired, These Nero are worlds above, They fold up, and the Flywheels on the rollers add a whole new dimension They are a little awkward to unfold, belt tension is quite high, but boy its worth the effort! If you are after an immersive roller experience, you will not regret these!
Elite Novo Force Elastogel Trainer
Really well made, easy to use.
Good entry level turbo trainer. Very pleased with it.

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