Tacx t2650 Blue Matic Smart Turbo Trainer £79.20 eBay/Halfords shop
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Tacx t2650 Blue Matic Smart Turbo Trainer £79.20 eBay/Halfords shop

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Found 26th Jan
Cheapest about on the eBay Halfords store.
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Decent entry level trainer
This is a good price for a quality trainer with some basic smart-ish features.
If the bike you're using for training already has the sensors mounted the smart features here won't make much sense though.
Halfords in store will price match their eBay site which means if you're a British cycling member you can get an additional 10% off!
Will this work with zwift? Never used it before but like the idea of it...
Not that smart I am afraid, just a basic trainer with some sensors.
Leop458828th Jan

Will this work with zwift? Never used it before but like the idea of it...


Yes it will but to get the best experience you will need a heart rate sensor, if you already have a trainer just buy sensors for your bike and you are done.
michaelbrooks581731 m ago

Yes it will but to get the best experience you will need a heart rate …Yes it will but to get the best experience you will need a heart rate sensor, if you already have a trainer just buy sensors for your bike and you are done.


You don’t need a heart rate sensor for Zwift.

The minimum you need is a speed sensor and a basic trainer.

If it’s one of the recognised basic trainers, then they can estimate your power output (and thus game speed) based on the slope of the trainer.

The next step up is a trainer such as a Satori Smart, that broadcasts your power to Zwift wirelessly. This is a “smart” trainer, but it isn’t controllable by Zwift. This is a similar experience to a basic trainer, and a power meter on the bike.


After this, you start to look at truly smart trainers. These are controllable by Zwift, so as you “climb” a virtual hill, they increase the resistance. Entry level ones include the Tacx Flow Smart and the Elite B+ that has been listed in this site recently.

After this the trainer don’t really change much. The more you pay, the more accurate they are, or the higher slope they can simulate. (The a Tacx Flow can only simulate up to 6% for example).

The only other difference is a wheel off or Direct Drive trainer, such as the Wahoo Kickr or Tacx Neo.

These are top of the line, and each has its own perks.
It’s fine for basic training but even £1000 trainers breakdown and it’s cheaper to buy new again.

If you use British Cycling and gift cards, you could get it New in store for £83 ish.
Edited by: "jr007" 29th Jan
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