Elite Mag Trainer £66.60 @ Halfords (RRP £149.99) until Midnight Christmas day
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Elite Mag Trainer £66.60 @ Halfords (RRP £149.99) until Midnight Christmas day

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Found 24th Dec 2013
The Elite mag trainer less than half price at Halfords until Midnight on Christmas Night, saving over £80.

I've not seen it this low before

Here's the description from the website:

Elite Magnetic Cycle Trainer

The Elite Magnetic Cycle Trainer mounts your bike and turns it into a home fitness trainer. With five levels of magnetic resistance, remote adjustment and a smooth pedal action this cycle trainer is perfect for tuning your performance indoors. Maintenance free, pre-assembled and easy to use, the Elite Cycle Trainer is ideal for home and indoor use as it is extremely quiet and stable.
Elite Magnetic Cycle Trainer Extra Info

5 levels of magnetic resistance with remote adjustment for your fitness programme
Smooth pedal action for a more comfortable ride
Extremely quiet and stable, ideal for indoor use
Maintenance free and easy to use
Please note that this cycle trainer will work with almost all bikes. A slick rear wheel is recommended.

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£74.00 plus extra 10% taken off at checkout. 3.03% Cashback at TCB

10% discount added when you put it in your basket takes it down to £66. Have some heat

Nice find

May be time to off load / sell my airflow trainer, that isn't used a great deal and is noisy, and get one of these instead. Anyone tried both?
Edited by: "simplyjimbo" 24th Dec 2013

Haven't tried an air trainer, but do have one of these.
It's certainly not as quiet as was claimed on the Halfords site; this is using standard tyres on my Charge 700c hybrid (32mm rear tyre maybe.)

Presuming you've got a geared bike, I wouldn't worry too much about the resistance levels, though at the price you might as well get this one with it - the bike gears change resistance easily enough.
Edited by: "_g_" 24th Dec 2013

4% cashback via quidco

Can anyone tell me if I need to get the front wheel riser thing too?

Great deal! just ordered, now going to go collect it! thanks!

You don't need the riser, but keeps everything nice and level and I prefer things this way! Either that or you can just pretend you're peddling down really big hill.

British Cycling members should also be able to add the 10% off coupon too, so a few quid less.

just ordered - thanks !

I have a Tacx mag trainer and it is FAR quieter than a fan turbo. mine has remotely adjustable resistance, but as above gears offer enough range I leave my resistance on the same setting.

outstanding price.

Reviews look good so invested, good find thanks

I use one of these rollers because you literally have to ride the bike at a reasonably high speed to maintain balance/ centrifugal force. This means more of my body gets a work out.

I've heard that static trainers like the one posted above put bikes under more stress. I've never owned a static trainer so I don't know whether they're more noisy than the rollers, but I'd pick rollers every time. Oh, another reason I like the rollers is that because you do need to ride the bike, your mind can't wander quite so far away because if you stop concentrating, you'll probably come off. This means there's no chance of getting bored because both body and mind are involved. Fwiw, I normally do about 30 minutes per session 3 times a week, which should keep my body ticking over till spring.

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/41DsK-djOYL.jpg
Edited by: "windhoek" 24th Dec 2013

This trainer doesn't get very good reviews but it's still a good price.

It's a good intro price so heat added.

konkywonky

This trainer doesn't get very good reviews but it's still a good price.


4.6 out of 5 on the Halfords site. Is that not good? Or do they only put on the positive comments?

....you'll never get far in that....are you supposed to strap on your back as you cycle oO ?

Paul Bradbury

4.6 out of 5 on the Halfords site. Is that not good? Or do they only put … 4.6 out of 5 on the Halfords site. Is that not good? Or do they only put on the positive comments?



Bike Radar Review

tempted till I saw a review on YouTube. that noise would do my head in!!

Thanks Konkywonky! For the price though I don't think that this is a bad deal. For those on a budget and wanting to do some extra cycling in the bad weather, this has to be a bargain!

I got one of these in the spring at a cost of £120. It's a great bit of kit but by no means is it quiet, I use 25mm GP 4000 tyres on my bike and can't imagine there being a quieter tyre. At this price it's a steal and gets heat from me, just don't expect to hear the TV while training!

Paul Bradbury

Thanks Konkywonky! For the price though I don't think that this is a bad … Thanks Konkywonky! For the price though I don't think that this is a bad deal. For those on a budget and wanting to do some extra cycling in the bad weather, this has to be a bargain!



Yup, good deal at this price, but if you can up it a little then you will probably get something slightly better.

windhoek

I use one of these rollers because you literally have to ride the bike at … I use one of these rollers because you literally have to ride the bike at a reasonably high speed to maintain balance/ centrifugal force. This means more of my body gets a work out. I've heard that static trainers like the one posted above put bikes under more stress. I've never owned a static trainer so I don't know whether they're more noisy than the rollers, but I'd pick rollers every time. Oh, another reason I like the rollers is that because you do need to ride the bike, your mind can't wander quite so far away because if you stop concentrating, you'll probably come off. This means there's no chance of getting bored because both body and mind are involved. Fwiw, I normally do about 30 minutes per session 3 times a week, which should keep my body ticking over till spring.



What happens in spring like mate?

Banned

Bargain I paid £120 for mine

with British cycling membership code think you can get another 10% off too. Might try it later...

windhoek

I use one of these rollers because you literally have to ride the bike at … I use one of these rollers because you literally have to ride the bike at a reasonably high speed to maintain balance/ centrifugal force. This means more of my body gets a work out.



Used a static prior with a mountain bike but just ordered one of these from Amazon (well it is Xmas) for me … 30% off at present and beats Evans/Wiggle etc hands down

Found a good tutorial video for them : youtube.com/wat…i38
Looks fun although fully expect to fall off!

been watching something similar on ebay, they have a couple of variations ranging from £45 to £63
a friend got one and was highly delighted with it
its buy it now at £63 though they do them on auctions which are usuall around £10 cheaper
ebay item number 300707555524

been watching something similar on ebay, they have a couple of variations ranging from £45 to £63
a friend got one and was highly delighted with it
its buy it now at £63 though they do them on auctions which are usuall around £10 cheaper
ebay item number 300707555524

Ed Winchester

What happens in spring like mate?



I get back on the road, assuming winter has passed

uktricky

Used a static prior with a mountain bike but just ordered one of these … Used a static prior with a mountain bike but just ordered one of these from Amazon (well it is Xmas) for me … 30% off at present and beats Evans/Wiggle etc hands downFound a good tutorial video for them : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0T4tGIci38Looks fun although fully expect to fall off!



Yep, that's a good video. I watched it before I got my rollers and was impressed with the guy's ability to ride and present at the same time.

As long as you pedal fast and smooth in a high gear and look ahead you'll be fine. It's a good idea to place the rollers between a door frame so that if you veer left or right, which you will on your first attempt, you don't slide completely off. You'll also need a fan blowing directly at you as you'll get HOT HOT HOT in no time

Edited by: "windhoek" 24th Dec 2013

been watching something similar on ebay, they have a couple of variations ranging from £45 to £63
a friend got one and was highly delighted with it
its buy it now at £63 though they do them on auctions which are usuall around £10 cheaper
ebay item number 300707555524

not sure why my comment keeps relisting.........sorry

marcothebandit

been watching something similar on ebay, they have a couple of variations … been watching something similar on ebay, they have a couple of variations ranging from £45 to £63a friend got one and was highly delighted with itits buy it now at £63 though they do them on auctions which are usuall around £10 cheaperebay item number 300707555524



Would rather have an Elite branded one rather than an unbranded one for a few quid more..
Edited by: "BORIS397" 24th Dec 2013

Thanks OP purchased.
Found they are £99 in-store at present (says £20 off) and according to another hukd post today it's buy two get one free - so your deal works out about same but without having to buy three!

Wow Been thinking bout getting a product like this .... Awesome price went and collected one this afternoon...

Easy to setup and jus gave it a 40 min test ride... Gotta say well happy cheeps OP Merry Christmas

Thanks and merry Christmas, just bought one

Brilliant brilliant find mate.

Although the reviews are abit mixed, i was going to go for an amazon branded one for £60
amazon.co.uk/Bik…DCQ

But i would rather have a branded one with a store. Im sure the performance levels and noise are the same.

Heat added, cant wait to receive!

Can anyone who uses one of these advise whether it is essential to use a slick rear tyre? I'm not sure i could be bothered swapping the tyre over or going to the expense of buying a spare wheel for occasional use. Do turbo trainers wear standard tyres excessively as I've read on some forums?

Tempted. Very tempted.

youtube.com/wat…tSY

Dude says he changed the rear spindle to one it ships with which is the mayor thing putting me off (arsing around with bearings n stuff).
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