Elite Chrono Fluid Turbo Trainer £99 (normally £149) @ Wiggle
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Elite Chrono Fluid Turbo Trainer £99 (normally £149) @ Wiggle

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Found 25th Jul 2017
I have one of these and it's superb. It's a quality piece of kit. I use it all year with the Zwift cycling sim (using a cheap Decathlon bluetooth speed and cadence sensor). Bike fits easily, it has excellent resistance through the fluid unit and is very quiet when used with a proper turbo tyre. I can use it in the next room to the wife watching TV without any complaints. I've done a couple of thousand miles on mine and the rear roller has nothing but a black line from the tyre. No sign of wear at all. RRP actually says £199.99 but mine was £149.99 when I bought it and I think that's a more realistic price.

For not much more than a Mag trainer (which can be loud) and a trainer that is in Zwifts supported list, this is an amazing deal.
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A couple of people have asked how I use this trainer with Zwift. There are various ways of making non-smart trainers work with Zwift. First off you'll need a speed and cadence sensor for the bike. I use this one from Decathlon but there are a few. If I were buying now I'd probably buy the Wahoo speed and cadence sensor as they don't need magnets, but the Decathlon one works perfectly well and was cheap (<£15). Decathlon Speed and Cadence Sensor

Secondly you need a way of those sensors talking to the Zwift software on your pc/laptop/mac. Some people use an ANT+ USB dongle but a slightly less documented feature is that you can use the iOS Zwift mobile link app to act as a bridge between your bluetooth sensors and the Zwift software. Essentially, the sensors talk to the mobile app via Bluetooth and then the app relays that to the Zwift software over WiFi from your phone. Sounds complex but actually works very well and reliably. It's what I do.

And as Zwift has this trainer in its list of known trainers, it has a reliable power curve for it and can therefore estimate its wattage power output very accurately.

You can also link Bluetooth sensors direct to your iPhone/iPad and run Zwift directly on those devices but I have no experience of that.

Obviously in Zwift itself, when you reach a hill, the Zwift will automatically slow down your on-screen avatar based upon that incline, knowing the wattage you are outputting, so its quite realistic.
Edited by: "Scale70" 25th Jul 2017
Very tempted to upgrade my cheap magnetic turbo for one of these, is this one a lot better than a magnetic one
Nice offer, but dont forget to factor in a training wheel if you dont have one already, or you're fond of replacing your rear tyre every couple of months.
Rhettdwarf

Nice offer, but dont forget to factor in a training wheel if you dont … Nice offer, but dont forget to factor in a training wheel if you dont have one already, or you're fond of replacing your rear tyre every couple of months.



I use a £10 Halfords turbo trainer tyre. Works nicely and doesn't seem to be wearing.
Or buy a Wahoo Kickr Snap off gumtree eBay (I've loaned a friends for the summer but plan to get the new Elite Direto during Black Friday)
jhsmith8731st Jul

Or buy a Wahoo Kickr Snap off gumtree eBay (I've loaned a …Or buy a Wahoo Kickr Snap off gumtree eBay (I've loaned a friends for the summer but plan to get the new Elite Direto during Black Friday)


which will cost at least (even used) double what this one costs...
rmvt20 h, 0 m ago

which will cost at least (even used) double what this one costs...


Which personally I think it is worth it for automatic resistance. Skip a few nights/meals out & there is the difference. A friend bought one almost a year ago & he has seen significant gains from using his (And given he has done an Ironman he already has a good level of base fitness). I was a skeptic but I am now a convert.
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