Best Bang for Buck indoor trainer with power

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liamb
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Best Bang for Buck indoor trainer with power

Postby liamb » Wed Feb 17, 2016 10:57 am

Hi All

As the title suggests I am looking at upgrading my exiting indoor "wind" trainer up to a Indoor Trainer with power. I have been attending a spin class with bluetooth power display on the trainers LED panel screen for us all to see and use the data in the class. Is there anything out there of good quality for a fair price that I can use at home with my tv or laptop.

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Re: Best Bang for Buck indoor trainer with power

Postby g-boaf » Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:00 pm

I think the Kickr is probably the best, unless you want to get a Computrainer. Kickr uses a cassette and chain, so no burning up your rear tyres. 8)

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Re: Best Bang for Buck indoor trainer with power

Postby dalai47 » Wed Feb 17, 2016 1:08 pm

Why limit yourself to power on just the trainer? Keep the existing trainer and buy a PM for the bike.

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Re: Best Bang for Buck indoor trainer with power

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Re: Best Bang for Buck indoor trainer with power

Postby kb » Wed Feb 17, 2016 2:28 pm

dalai47 wrote:Why limit yourself to power on just the trainer? Keep the existing trainer and buy a PM for the bike.

Yeah, that would be my suggestion unless you want erg mode (forced to target power by making resistance vary inversely to cadence). And if you want to ride virtual downhills (speed up on coasting, although who knows why you would...), I think Tacx is the only option.
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Re: Best Bang for Buck indoor trainer with power

Postby filipw » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:16 am

i have a tacx t2200 - does the job, bought it on special - use it with trainerroad
no erg mode though

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Re: Best Bang for Buck indoor trainer with power

Postby Jesmol » Fri Feb 19, 2016 11:21 am

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