The Novo Smart is excellent for a budget trainer - sure, it's not a Neo or a Kickr but it's much better than the price suggests and at this price it's a bargain. Zwift is so much more fun than on a dumb trainer. The built in cadence sensor on it is rubbish though, get a dedicated sensor if you're doing something that needs it.
All Tacx Discounts, Offers and Sale - April 2018
Annoyingly reserved for click and collect, to be phoned an hour later to be told it’s gone.
Sounds good. Although one advantage of decathlon is a 2yr warranty rather than Halfords 1yr. May be worth the extra few quid.
If you're a BC member, it works out at £180 at Halfords, and may be easier for returns if needed. If not, Decathlon is cheaper.
plus british cycling member gets 10% off, on top of that.
It’s not a smart trainer. You need something like this, much better for interactive stuff like zwift etc https://www.decathlon.co.uk/flow-smart-t2240-turbo-trainer-800-watts-id_8345488.html
glad i ordered yesterday as its now back to £1099 and code dont work now .
great find OP and heat added .. will be getting this on 0% fiance with Tredz themselves .
£350 off the RRP and still cold? To all the bike haters who could buy 2 second-hand MOT failure cars for this price, this will keep the cyclist off "YOUR" roads, mainly during the winter months of course. Thanks OP, great find.
Excellent price, #1 turbo trainer, just wish I had the spare cash
My understanding is that there is a new version of Flux on the way that should address the issues that the current version is prone to. In the meantime, I would be buying from a retailer that will be easy to return it to when it breaks.
beware of acycles customers services - they are shocking !!!
IS THIS A JOKE?
Good price - but would like guarantee of cheap return/replacement if something were to go wrong.
Just bear in mind that ACycles is based in France... So any returns will be expensive!
So annoyed I passed up on this. I keep checking back but it seems fairly static at £303.
Thanks for this - I was on the fence about a smart turbo trainer but at this price it seemed a great entry point. Despite training for competitive races I can't justify spending £1000 on the Neo right now (as I'm sure many of the rest of us can't). I may reach the limits of this but what I don't know I won't miss (having never used the Neo or similar).
Great price for a great bit of kit, heat. I've had one for a couple of years (couple of thousand "kilometers" on it) and still going strong. Mainly used with zwift, but also bigringvr.
I went with the Wahoo HRM. Get's decent reviews and doesn't cost a fortune. I also bought a GYM/Yoga Mat to put it on and from what I've been told, get a training tyre. Last much longer and are a lot quieter
That's because they have sold out. There was plenty yesterday, mine is on for devlivery tomorrow.
I would rather hire a trainer for this money.
Yeah, definitely worth getting the cycling membership or Toyota/Ford owner's club deal if they still do that
If you click through, it's gone up to £950 (same as this one)
Yeah really nice price on this. Had the Flux which had issues then got this instead. Biggest difference between this and Flux is how the bike moves under you on the NEO. Feels more natural. The Flux really fixes the bike and it won't sway. That said, Flux is excellent too and is more than enough for anyone. I loved it and would have kept it if I didn't get unlucky with the grinding noise problem. Super stable, quiet and looked class. In terms of power accuracy, the NEO actually measures power, whereas the Flux calculates it. Both methods seem on point though so don't worry about that.
Back up to £950 now.
Even better price than the other thread! Posted this there and will repost here: I had the Flux which had issues then got this instead. Biggest difference between this and Flux is how the bike moves under you on the NEO. Feels more natural. The Flux really fixes the bike and it won't sway. That said, Flux is excellent too and is more than enough for anyone. I loved it and would have kept it if I didn't get unlucky with the grinding noise problem. Super stable, quiet and looked class. In terms of power accuracy, the NEO actually measures power, whereas the Flux calculates it. Both methods seem on point though so don't worry about that.
British cycling 10% discount and 5% quidco should bring the price to about £800 at Halfords. Trying to hold off from buying...
A complete steal at this price. Great spot johnrwatson!
Cheapest I have seen one and the best trainer money can by! Good Find OP! :)
I have one of these, but to be honest, I struggled to fit my iphone 5 in it, my Samsung S8 won't even come close to fitting.
Great chat up line in the pub......."do y' like my new sweat cover for the mobi?"
Awesome, so hilarious, people reaching down their shirts to use the touchscreen... (excited) (lol) (fierce)
Jeeeezz.... a thong............a sweat cover.... for your smartphone....my mind doth boggle :/
Don't give up. Check YouTube
Thanks to OP, collected a set the other day and had a quick go over the weekend. Ridiculously difficult to use but I will keep practicing and if I still cannot do it then at least. I should able to sell them on for what I paid.
Looks like the deal was pretty short lived as it has gone back to full price. Can confirm that the deal was real though and would advise not to trust the word of any "slack jawed" teenage, member of staff at Halfrauds about it never having been reduced as this screenshot will show:
After a live chat it's clear how useless they are. According to them it's never been reduced!
Aren't going to be able to hang many clothes on a foot tall turbo trainer! And they are used a lot by keen cyclists. I'm using one now even in the summer!
Also 10% off for CTC members
I'd say yes, I shredded a normal road tyre in minutes as it got so hot and coundnt handle it yet the tacx training tyre has lasted maybe 300 miles and is still going with no issues and I have done some 2 hour runs on it!
£100 for a clothes horse? Pick one up for under £10 in a lot of places! :p
Do you have to use a training tyre with this? I don't really understand the setup but has always interested me.
Yeah unfortunately not in stock, I have recently ordered a Rose Xeon CDX :)
Available cheaper £225.15 inc delivery @ Rose Bikes http://www.rosebikes.co.uk/article/tacx-vortex-smart-t2180-trainer/aid:747518?gclid=Cj0KEQjwy7qrBRC4lp7_hM3dgIoBEiQA72pCnjK92pJdlyEMczodsidY6XwxN9hSNHYSbR2pak5agscaAlrk8P8HAQ
Thanks for the comment, Even if it bring the attention to the range to just a few I'll be happy. I know most people on HUKD simply vote cold as its not something of interest to them.
People shouldn't vote this cold simply because it looks expensive and they don't know what it is. This is a decent price for a good smart trainer that is now open for use with Zwift, Trainerroad and other apps that can control the resistance.
Pick it up from Gumtree for £30 once someone has got bored of it..."used a few times....."
Yes, I bought one - used it this weekend. I didn't find it too noisy. My family were in the room next door watching TV and the noise didn't interfere with it. I found it to be good quality. The mat soaks up some of the vibration. I was using it on the mat/ on a wood floor. Training indoors is a bit boring - I put the DVD on and watched that - adjusted my tempo according to the pace/gradient shown on the video. Would prefer to be outside - but will be able to use this on dark winter evenings and rainy days.
Can't help but think somebody is missing the opportunity here to somehow harness the power wasted. Maybe some kind of battery charger?
I had a turbo trainer, but got rid of it because of the noise! Any ideas what this is like?