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.
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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
Thanks for posting this. Being honest, although I'd love one, I couldn't justify it and bought a Tacx Flow for £180 (£20 off at Halfords for BC membership - always a good one to remember). I don't suppose it's a patch on the expensive ones, but it's good enough for me :) Still, seems a good deal to me.
What upsets me, is the people voting cold probably have no idea what it is.
good to see the 'pro' postings even if the voting has followed the usual pattern for anything more than a 2p toilet roll :) Great first post.. (y)
Nice price,wasted on the voting masses tho,heat given
https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2017/09/elite-direto-trainer-in-depth-review.html Really tempted , seems like the best in this price range and even punch's above its weight towards the higher range of direct drive trainers. Decisions decisions.
I got this from Halfords at the 180 price. I am really pleased with it. That is a great price! You will need the ant+ dongle, see the halfords reviews. It works without the dongle - with bluetooth but doesn't give accurate(r) readings. I got the anydroid dongle from amazon and works great with my Mac. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B01N4QZY7C/ Zwift is £12.99 PM btw once you go so far. TheSufferFest is cheaper but requires payment upfront.. I haven't tried it yet. The app that the trainer comes with is really weird..
Got one today (got it from Halfords, as I get 10% off through work) - did a quick ride on Zwift and loved it. I've used basic turbo trainers before, but it was such a weird (but fun!) feeling when the resistance adjusts automatically going uphill. It's never going to compare to a direct drive unit but for the money you can't go wrong.
You can do a lot more in the gym... it’s just that when you add up all the little costs per month they really stack up (gym, Zwift, Strava Premium, Spotify, phone contracts, Sky TV, utilities, insurances, etc.). So capping those and keeping them in check is worthwhile. Zwift used to be a lot less money so they still get good revenue, just seems like an unreasonable increase when you are supplying the hardware too!
I was toying with the idea of a turbo trainer for some time. This does seem to be a decent spec model with the addition of smart features. For £147 I had to take the plunge Thanks OP
Halfords price matched in store. (y)
Elite Direto could be had for £590 last time I checked, the very latest smart tech...
Tax Flux are very unreliable though - make sure you get a long warranty...
for same price you could get a winter bike, i bought a turbo trainer while my shoulder was injured, not ridden it since getting back on bike
Avoid. This is dated tech. For the same cash you'll find a Tacx Flux for around the same money during Black Friday.
Don't bother, I order this from Wiggle last week. 1 day late delivery which isn't too bad. Opened up the box and it was missing the tension screw for the roller. After a lost of harassing them by email then by a telephone call they have finally agreed to collect it and credit my money back. The Customer Service is frankly poor, they ignored my emails so I had to ring their insurance branch who then emailed the department who supplied me to get their finger out. I've asked them to remove me off their mailing list as want nothing to do with their poor products or Services.
Don't waste your money, get a fluid one over magnetic maybe it will double the price but it's far quieter and works so much better and may keep you motivated to actually use it . Otherwise it'll end up gathering dus
It looks very uncomfortable to sit on. I can imagine that thin bar getting wedged somewhere (shock)
Very good deal
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 :/
Saw this reduced to £39.99 today in Hednesford, Staffordshire.
What about this one? https://www.cyclerepublic.com/catalog/product/view/id/5508/s/tacx-blue-matic-t2650-smart-turbo-trainer/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIwuyspaza1gIVUJkbCh0lug1bEAQYBSABEgJr6PD_BwE
Depends what smart trainer you get there are some that do but are bit pricey compared to basic ones
I have an elite smart trainer that uses an electromagnetic system and there is hardly any noise whatsoever as the magnets don't actually make contact with anything, they merely move nearer to the flywheel to create the resistance. I'd avoid this in any case, especially if you can get a decent deal like you appear to have done with the fluid.
yeah you'll need the same size wheel, a trainer tyre (tacx blue or victoria Red are around £15-18 http://www.wiggle.co.uk/vittoria-zaffiro-pro-home-trainer-tyre-road and a cheap cassette no point going for the lightest one, a tiagra will set you back £20. but far less hassle if you fancy riding the bike.and not having to switch the tyres i'm actually running a tyre that has a 2mm cut that i plucked a piece of glass out of, no good for the road so will run it down, done about 200km in the past month and its definately more worn than when i got the trainer.
Which personally I think it is worth it for automatic resistance. Skip a few nights/meals out & there is the difference. A friend bought one almost a year ago & he has seen significant gains from using his (And given he has done an Ironman he already has a good level of base fitness). I was a skeptic but I am now a convert.
which will cost at least (even used) double what this one costs...
Or buy a Wahoo Kickr Snap off gumtree eBay (cheeky) (I've loaned a friends for the summer but plan to get the new Elite Direto during Black Friday)
I use a £10 Halfords turbo trainer tyre. Works nicely and doesn't seem to be wearing.
Nice offer, but dont forget to factor in a training wheel if you dont have one already, or you're fond of replacing your rear tyre every couple of months.
Most but not all http://road.cc/content/review/155393-jetblack-whisperdrive-trainer
Damn it. Now out of stock. It was saying 'one left, order soon' but one of our HUKD members must have had it in the basket already. You lucky lucky sod.
In mtb'ing wheel size is now dominated by 650b/27.5 and 29, even downhill bikes have seen the bigger 29 wheels running, the main thing i see as being a compatibility issue is the assortment of wheel width fittings with stanadards changing monthly, the boost seems popular to allow wider plus sized tyres and the like
Yer saw the description but I meant width not wheel diameter.
As per description above - Universal fit for wheels with diameter 600 to 710 mm. So yes, it will. You just need to use with a slick tyre.
is this suitable for mounting bikes or just road bikes
Well said. Charliemike sounded like a bit of a **** to be fair.
It looks very uncomfortable to sit on ;)
As far as I can see the same model is available for the same price at Halfords. I think this is because they price match on many items. It's marked as a web exclusive, so in theory they won't give the 10% discount for British Cycling members. However you can buy a £120 Halfords giftcard online for £111.
Pretty good review on Bike Radar 5/5, impressively, "The power measurements matched those on our PowerTap to within 5-10W." Always worry that my Tacx is giving out the wrong wattage when I'm flying up Box Hill! :) http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/category/accessories/resistance-trainer/product/review-elite-qubo-wireless-digitial-turbo-trainer-12-46619/
You do know that site users who post deals don't make a penny for their efforts/contributions? It's the site that gains revenue, not contributing users.
I have looked at this in the past and I didn't think it worked with zwift. The reviews also are not very good.
X)X)X) You criticise people for not liking your deals & make silly remarks at them ! And yet for your lack of patience, you still make further criticisms expecting members on here to click on your referral link to make money for for you? Grow up mate - you have some serious anger issues.
Works for me. Just need greater motivation and determination.
I had one of these for 3 years - Elite Crono Fluid ElastoGel Trainer - used twice so not saying don;t buy but be warned its way easier to avoid using when already sat indoors
Forget dumb trainers like this, get a smart trainer and Zwift (Google it) yes you'll pay more (£200 plus Zwift @ £8pm) but you'll train harder, see better results and most importantly you'll enjoy it and keep coming back :)
Anyone got this and would recommend it?
Why is this so hot? You can always get basic magnetic turbo trainers for around this much (including the riser block). Got one last year from Halfords and there are lots on amazon and ebay
Yes still stating £59.99.
looks like price just dropped to £59.99 unless I'm looking at it wrong
This is a great deal however as radec says if you think you will use this a lot you probably will like the ipad/windows programs trainer road/zwift/sufferfest/virtual training etc its worth getting a smart trainer. I have one not a mega expensive one tacx vortex and its addictive esp with those programs. a spare wheel for turbo trainer if you only have one bike is a good idea too or buy a cheap road bike for the turbo where weight streamline doesnt matter
If you're buying something like this, and think you will actually use it often, I'd recommend spending a bit more for something a bit better. Smart trainers aren't that expensive, and are worth the extra; I think anyway. This will work, but it's going to feel a bit cheap and rubbish. Check out DCrainmaker's website for a ton of info on trainers if you are interested.
What basergorkobal said :)
It's a piece of ****. don't buy. the drum will get worn out with any sort of power through it.
I never had a boarding pass with me so security would not let me in!
There are a few in Coventry. This is the Coventry Airport Retail Park
Did you mean Aldi in Coventry?
The Cyclops trainer is now £140.22, so it seems like both trainers were priced incorrectly.
It seems this is no longer available. I guess it may have been a pricing error. The Cyclops trainer is still available though and is now a few pence cheaper.
Excellent deal. Available near me.
Just picked mine up from Derby wyvern and now £2.50 instore 8)
I do suffer but now I use TR ;)
A fellow Sufferer ??
Helps with the holy water.