Great Value & Well Reviewed Turbo Trainer - £69.99 @ Decathlon
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Great Value & Well Reviewed Turbo Trainer - £69.99 @ Decathlon

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Found 23rd Aug 2015
A great value basic Turbo Trainer but with the addition of adjustable resistance for those dark wet winter days when it's just too bad to venture outside.

Well reviewed in 2013 at £99 and down to a penny under £70 now I think it's a great deal....so I bought one. Much quieter than I expected, only starts to get noisy when I do some sprints and the speed rises above 25mph, so not not that often then :-)

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Good price. Heat added

I've been looking at getting one of these. Are they hard wearing on bike tyres? I'd rather not keep having to buy new bike tyres for my road bike!

robinthebobin

I've been looking at getting one of these. Are they hard wearing on bike … I've been looking at getting one of these. Are they hard wearing on bike tyres? I'd rather not keep having to buy new bike tyres for my road bike!



You really need to get a trainer specific tyre. Can help a pain to swap them each time though. I'd get a cheap rear wheel you can swap over for the trainer. Or do what I do and have a bike permanently set up on it

You will also need a fan, a very good fan!!

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robinthebobin

I've been looking at getting one of these. Are they hard wearing on bike … I've been looking at getting one of these. Are they hard wearing on bike tyres? I'd rather not keep having to buy new bike tyres for my road bike!



I bought the Vittoria turbo trainer tyre for £14.99 also from Decathlon just to be sure my road tyres didn't pop, plus I took advice regarding a cycle computer with a long wired lead and got the Sigma 8.12 which had more than enough cable to fit on the rear wheel and mount the head unit on the bars.

chrisbass

You will also need a fan, a very good fan!!


This made me laugh, tonight I used a turbo for the first time, did 20 hard virtual miles. Before this I would not have understood your comment, now I very much understand. Haha

how does this compare to the many available for £50-ish?

pukenukem

This made me laugh, tonight I used a turbo for the first time, did 20 … This made me laugh, tonight I used a turbo for the first time, did 20 hard virtual miles. Before this I would not have understood your comment, now I very much understand. Haha


Fan to cool down the tyre or the rider?

bigup

Fan to cool down the tyre or the rider?



I am assuming he means the rider, if not I will now feel silly At least in my case a good fan was very much a needed thing. I forgot just how much the air keeps you cool. I literally left a puddle underneath me.

Good idea, although they are very noisy.

Thanks for the advice guys!

I read all the comments about how boring using a turbo was before buying my one and they were spot on and some! I would personally get something that is compatible with TrainerRoad or Zwift. At least then there is something to focus on, even then it is an effort for me to do 10 'miles' on Zwift.

I've been considering the planet x resistance rollers as a trainer at £150. Seems you don't get bored as its like cycling in an icerink !

is the blue roller (which contacts the tyre) plastic, metal or hard rubberised?

lordrobs

I read all the comments about how boring using a turbo was before buying … I read all the comments about how boring using a turbo was before buying my one and they were spot on and some! I would personally get something that is compatible with TrainerRoad or Zwift. At least then there is something to focus on, even then it is an effort for me to do 10 'miles' on Zwift.



Great but I'm pretty sure they're all at least three times the price of this.

kramer2088

I've been considering the planet x resistance rollers as a trainer at … I've been considering the planet x resistance rollers as a trainer at £150. Seems you don't get bored as its like cycling in an icerink !



Took me about five minutes to get the hang of rollers - if you're an experienced rider with a good technique it's not hard at all. I've done up to 90 minutes on mine and haven't found boredom a problem (just some earphones in).

pukenukem

This made me laugh, tonight I used a turbo for the first time, did 20 … This made me laugh, tonight I used a turbo for the first time, did 20 hard virtual miles. Before this I would not have understood your comment, now I very much understand. Haha



haha - i feel your pain!

towel under the bike, towel over the bike, about 10 liters of water and a fan!

that is my essential turbo kit!

dan1979

Took me about five minutes to get the hang of rollers - if you're an … Took me about five minutes to get the hang of rollers - if you're an experienced rider with a good technique it's not hard at all. I've done up to 90 minutes on mine and haven't found boredom a problem (just some earphones in).

The main issue then is about the level of effort you can realistically expend without legs spinning like crazy. I can push my average heart rate to about an average 85% of Max on a hilly route, but can this be simulated by rollers or turbo ?
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