All Turbo Trainer Discounts, Offers and Sale - April 2019
Yeee I forgot to mention that, cheers
Use promo code "CLEAR2019" for £10 off.
As you said you don't know about quality
I don't know about the quality but Lidl have trainers in this week for £50 which looked quite good.
Yes you can, also you create special memories when you fall and hurt yourself.
You can't run or cycle on ice.....
Very good price if you can find one
I go cycling the old fashioned way, outside. When I am at home definately dont want to be on a treadmill
I bought via Amazon and that turned out to be the right choice - my first unit was faulty (it would overheat after a few minutes) and Amazon have sent a replacement for free before I sent the old one back. It was much easier to swap between the units, verify that it was all right etc. So a bit like buy TVs at John Lewis or Richer Sounds for 5/6 year warranty, I'd say buy this at a place that gives you the best return and warranty policy - TacX own warranty and customer care sucks - it took them two week to even get back to me, by which time I already had a replacement from Amazon.
As mentioned this is incorrect. I used my BC discount on the Elite Drivo which is currently on sale for £650. So £585 with the discount. It is a cracking piece of kit and must knock all other top end units into touch at this price. I would recommend it.
The use of discount against general sale items is specifically mentioned in t&c's, they clamped down a few months ago • Discount cannot be used in conjunction with other instore promotions. • Discount not applicable on sale items.
You can certainly use it against national/general sale items, the terms permit it. Price matching and locally discounted items maybe not, but there's no harm in trying.
If you go via Quidco before click and collect you get 6% cashback too which already tracked for me at £66. I think the key to the cycling club discount is whether it is price matched (which they allow) or whether it is on sale (which they don’t allow).
Seen in my local store today for £49.99
In my experience most people will lose interest unless you can at least track distance and effort. You cannot go wrong at this price though. Hot from me.
Super price 8)
Although it's a "dumb" trainer I've seen a lot of spinning workout videos on YouTube which would be great to have a worthwhile and motivated workout
Thanks I will luck.
What you'll need to set this up on zwift for total all-in cost under £100
See if there are any traffic free routes near you to start with. Also have a look at Let's Ride to see if there are group rides near you that you could join. https://www.letsride.co.uk/
Will do, cheers. I'm getting the sensor to link to zwift too as the tt-01 is a supported trainer. Might keep the motivation up!
Worth considering buying a suitable tyre as ordinary ones get hammered. I've just bought a Tacx trainer tyre to use on the Aldi one. Noisy too, but hopefully quieter with the correct tyre.
First question..haven't a clue, never had fluid ones or researched them. We bought this because it is cheap and does the job. We have this model it is great and yes the tyres on his old racing bike are fairly smooth...racing bike tyres.
Ok Thank you. So is there any difference between the magneticTrainers and the fluid ones?? So do you have this model and do you have smooth tyres?
The noise is only if you don't have smooth tyres. The resistance roller isn't noisy.
I have read and watch yputube videos that have a magnetic resistants. These where said to be quite noisy. But i wonder how noisy. As the video i watch a guy who had this model, but the washing machine was on. So was hard to tell. For the price point, this excellent price brand new. As fluid ones are around 100 ÷. But i wonder if it was worth getting one of these or secondhand one?
I have replied to you but forgot to quote you, sorry.
Did anybody buy this deal? The price went back to £499 but has again come down to £399 plus a 5% code on the site but the reviews for the company on trustpilot are shocking. I'm really tempted but the reviews are probably too bad to risk it.
Yeah it’s like mine it catches on the plastic which means you cannot get the frame correctly onto the axle. Really need one like this elite drivo which has a cut away.
There’s not much room but this is a 2017 synapse.
The frame on my my 2016 105 disc interfered with the plastic cover where the brake caliper bolted to the frame. Do you have a newer 2018/19 synapse?
No issues with a cannondale 105 disc on the flux.
Not used one before but for the price it isn't too much of a gamble. The Amazon reviews are generally good and it is their No.1 selling trainer. I'm purely buying it so I can get on my bike indoors due to the winter weather.
Any experience of these? My husband was asking for one for Christmas and I didn't have a clue where to start. Thanks
I'll have a gander might be worth while upgrading, cheers anyway and definitely worth putting up. Long live the cyclist (y)
Thanks for the feedback. We all have opinions on price, however, I posted this item as it is significantly less than the next available price (£64.99 Amazon). Th Aldi one you mentioned is not the same item so not worth comparing, although it has a good price at £24.99 (not sure if it has been reduced). I've bought the BD Bikes one as I thought £45 was a good price for an entry level trainer of sufficient quality and looks robust enough for my use. The Amazon reviews of the item were somewhat helpful in helping me choose.
Thanks for the heads up brother, without sounding condescending at this price point is there a major difference. I personally thought £25 on a tt that does a basic job was good enough to keep you spinning. Either way any tt with variable resistance upto 50 quid is worth it in my opinion. Are there any reviews on this one at all to help those of us with an informed decision. Heat added by the way.
Great shout, didn't realise. Saved me there thanks
That is just the turbo, not the kit. Still a good deal though.
Tredz also offer 3% Quidco so if it tracks you’d save a few quid off this price too
Different product. Does not include mats etc. This however does, for same price. https://winstanleysbikes.co.uk/cycleops-fluid-2-training-kit
https://winstanleysbikes.co.uk/cycleops-jet-fluid-pro-trainer?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1MSOwZma3wIV04XVCh1X0wzYEAQYAyABEgIIQvD_BwE or £180
Its back again at Halfords
Just bought this from Halfords, unfortunately came with a broken casing so I'm returning. Rang Halfords and they said they haven't got any more in stock so will just have to refund me.
Been looking at this for a while but I think I want the Kickr Core
Aldi are sold out on line. H x
Thanks, much appreciated
Yes it is cable operated and fits on to handlebars.
Does anyone know if the resistance changer can be placed on the handle bar or is it attached to the frame of the trainer?
Done a good 30 minutes plus in high resistance and I'd recommend it. But, I've set up a mountain bike and it's heavy on the tyres! Time to look for some cheap smooth tyres. It is noisy!
Agreed, on top of that there is alot of bad press regarding the reliability of the tacx systems. I haven't as yet been on either so I have no prersoanl experience but I think I would probably sacrifice wheel off on a tacx for the kickr snap based on the reviews.
Sure but a lot of people don’t want a wheel-off trainer. For a wheel-on this is a great deal for best in class
Manage to bag a flux at Halfords for £320 - they honoured my blue light card and British Cycling discounts on top of black Friday price so was pleased with that.
I'd go Flux. I've had both wheel on and wheel of, and prefer the off much more.
Pity, got my hopes up then!
Thanks gus77 you must have a fast computer than me. Still a deal 🤠
Obviously not been looking too hard. It's been £450 in Halfords for weeks and now reduced again.
And this: halfords.com/cycling/turbo-trainers/trainers/tacx-flux-smart-trainer
A simple google search returned this cyclerepublic.com/tacx-flux-smart-trainer.html
Nope. There are other non-smart versions that look similar which at some point may have been that cheap, but not this
I'm sure I've saw this for 200
Is that an ethernet port on the back?? Lol
Ordered just now. Just been to Physio and he mentioned these are good for building up my muscles in injured legs. Don't really want to be riding around outside in this weather. Thanks op
I used to use GCN videos on youtube with my turbo before I invested in a smart turbo. I now use Zwift with a Tacx Neo
You may by using a speed/cadence sensor (Bluetooth or ant, ant will probably need a dongle on the PC) but last time I used this i was very disappointed. If you really want to connect to zwift or any other app, it's better if you invest in a smart trainer.
You can link to Zwift its a subscription software, there are others but I use Zwift. You may need and Ant+ dongle to connect it.
Anybody linked these to any apps? Is this the piece of kit needed for that or something else? Don't fancy cycling and going no where.
This is £76 in Chain Reaction cycles.... Maybe £66 with the £10 off £50 voucher (NCV2018) advertised on the site banner. https://www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobile/tacx-blue-twist-t2675-turbo-trainer/rp-prod138153?gs=1&sku=sku501016&pgrid=60711843018&ptaid=pla-427642420988&utm_source=google&utm_term=&utm_campaign=PLA+All+Products&utm_medium=base&utm_content=mkwid|sKuYaJDY4_dm|pcrid|294922111652|pkw||pmt||prd|501016UK
Will this look good in the shed next to the wife's treadmill
I`m working out right now with a pint of lager
Awesome, great price on the Neo too. Will give Halfords a go later on and get an order in at Tredz (y)
There was literally no questions on returning it - just put back on the card, they didn't even ask for any detail on the fault. Bizarre but not a problem for me of course! I ordered Neo from Tredz this morning - £754.99 after the Black Friday discount + 3% Quidco on top.
Good to know Gareth79, let us know how you get on with taking it back as I might be doing the same. The neo is a tempting upgrade at its current price, Halfords no longer sell it however.
Further to my purchase on the 17th October, after doing 300km-ish on it, the trainer has developed a belt squeak and, at higher power, a clicking noise on overrun/freewheel, so the 2018 labeled ones aren't any better! It's good fun aside though! I'll try and take it back one evening next week. I'll be annoyed if I'm kept from one for more than a few days. I'm not sure whether to upgrade to the Neo (which a lot of Flux owners have done and are very pleased) or switch to another model.
This trainer is now £399 as one of the Black Friday Deals.
£35.99 for a yoga mat with "Tacx" written on it isn't a good price :/
I'm waiting for the Direto myself I think
Tacx Skyline - Front wheel holder Tacx protection mat I also got these as the also have 10% off and seem good prices (highfive)
This or wait for a possible offer on a Elite direto? Very tempting
Have one wanted to change brand after a cheaper tacx but at the time these were the only reasonably priced wheel of trainer. Early ones had issues and would have all been replaced. 2 year European warranty.