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Elite Volare Mag Force Elastogel Turbo cycle / bike trainer ChainReactionCycles
Elite Volare Mag Force Elastogel Turbo cycle / bike trainer ChainReactionCycles

Elite Volare Mag Force Elastogel Turbo cycle / bike trainer ChainReactionCycles

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Seems like a good deal for a well reviewed turbo trainer. The price point seems just right for me, hoping it will fit the bill for those 20-30 minutes that you have spare at home.

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would like one of these but aren't you better with a old bike fitted to it full time
(only got one bike sign of the times ha ha)

Excellent bit of kit.

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hudds town

would like one of these but aren't you better with a old bike fitted to … would like one of these but aren't you better with a old bike fitted to it full time (only got one bike sign of the times ha ha)

I have been doing a lot (too much) running, so I intend to keep this in the garden, attached, and covered for January and February, I had a recent crash (thankfully no lasting injury or damage) so I am reticent to go out too much on slimy / slidy roads. I anticipate 20 to 30 minutes a day in the garden, or perhaps in the kitchen, I intend to keep it attached anyway (not sure what the wife will say about it..)

Zwift should be out soon. Worth getting a decent Turbo trainer that can stand the abuse

Cannot wait. The mix of gaming and cycling is next level awesomeness. Two of my favourite things combined. Imagine what it's gonna be like 5 years from now.

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Vanderlust

Zwift should be out soon. Worth getting a decent Turbo trainer that can … Zwift should be out soon. Worth getting a decent Turbo trainer that can stand the abuse :{Cannot wait. The mix of gaming and cycling is next level awesomeness. Two of my favourite things combined. Imagine what it's gonna be like 5 years from now.

That does look quality :-) Having said that, I can quite easily get sign-off for 30 minutes, so I am thinking little and often in relative safety. (Also, I doubt Zwift can be obtained for £95?)

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Just to share my further thoughts on this, I had an exercise bike that I didn't use, this will (at least somewhere near) simulate the real experience (without the impatient drivers :-) ) without having to change set-up / angle etc. Also, it it a great deal lighter than a heavy, immobile exercise bike, taking up a room.. Am I being naiive? I really cannot see a downside.

acarden

That does look quality :-) Having said that, I can quite easily get … That does look quality :-) Having said that, I can quite easily get sign-off for 30 minutes, so I am thinking little and often in relative safety. (Also, I doubt Zwift can be obtained for £95?)



Zwift will be about $10 a month just for the software. You'll have to buy your own turbo like this one you've listed. This would be a tidy investment at 95 quid imo.

You'll also have to kit yourself out with a ANT+ speed/cadence sensor and USB dongle for your laptop/computer/tablet. Think Zwift are gonna try and put out a cheap version to get people into the game, but that looks to be post-release from an email I read last week that they spammed out.

Oh and while we're talking about indoor riding..there's an offer on Sufferfest atm. Two videos for £13.29

sites.fastspring.com/the…015

New one Nine Hammers and the remastered Angels. Both beast. Just out yesterday.

If it tries to charge you VAT, just change country to somewhere else, like, China and stick in some dummy address

acarden

Just to share my further thoughts on this, I had an exercise bike that I … Just to share my further thoughts on this, I had an exercise bike that I didn't use, this will (at least somewhere near) simulate the real experience (without the impatient drivers :-) ) without having to change set-up / angle etc. Also, it it a great deal lighter than a heavy, immobile exercise bike, taking up a room.. Am I being naiive? I really cannot see a downside.



Great for balance too, work your stability muscles a bit compared to an exercise bike. Just make sure you get some fun trainer videos like the Sufferfest ones above. Digital downloads, just store them on your PC. Totally changes everything, really good fun and music. And brutal oO

Extra 10% if you're a British Cycling member

heat added - thank you

I nearly bought a new Elite Qubo Power Fluid Trainer the other night on ebay. Looking at a tacx satori pro turbo trainer at the minute , is the Elite any better? I don't want anything noisy as can watch TV as well .

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billyboy1

I nearly bought a new Elite Qubo Power Fluid Trainer the other night on … I nearly bought a new Elite Qubo Power Fluid Trainer the other night on ebay. Looking at a tacx satori pro turbo trainer at the minute , is the Elite any better? I don't want anything noisy as can watch TV as well .

Good question, mine is in transit so not sure to be honest, but the reviews seem to think the sound is not excessive.

Ive read quite a few reviews for other trainers ,and it seens to be problem ,thats why I was going to get a fluid trainer.

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billyboy1

Ive read quite a few reviews for other trainers ,and it seens to be … Ive read quite a few reviews for other trainers ,and it seens to be problem ,thats why I was going to get a fluid trainer.

I have mine now, and tried it today. I must say using it outside, the sound was insignificant, indoors in a hard floored room, at high speed it may become an issue, carpet and curtains may absorb some of the sound however. I suppose it is probably the biggest downside for an otherwise bargainous item with many plus points. Personally I can handle it for such a big saving

I bought a scott speedster 60 the other day, as 2 bikes wasn't enough lol. and the guy had one of these and wanted £50 for it . I need a quiet one that I can watch TV at the same time. don't fancy using it outside in this weather.

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billyboy1

I bought a scott speedster 60 the other day, as 2 bikes wasn't enough … I bought a scott speedster 60 the other day, as 2 bikes wasn't enough lol. and the guy had one of these and wanted £50 for it . I need a quiet one that I can watch TV at the same time. don't fancy using it outside in this weather.

fair enough mate, I am a bit of an idiot and go out in all weathers for running, so I don't mind it. Fifty quid is a bargain though, worth having two for that. I love scott stuff, enjoy!

I love scott stuff, enjoy!

Really happy with that bike ,have to get rid of the boardman comp as I don't have a garage and theyre all in the house, then I can allways look to see what else is going around the 1k .
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