Cheap smart training: Indoor cycling on a budget | Cycling Weekly

Cheap smart training: Indoor cycling on a budget | Cycling Weekly

What’s the cheapest way you can smart train at home? We explore the options, including how to make ‘dumb’ wheel on turbos ‘smart’ and more

Links mentioned in the video:
Zwift supported trainers: https://zwift.com/hardware
Sufferfest supported trainers: https://support.thesufferfest.com/hc/en-us/articles/211012643-Compatible-Trainers-for-Virtual-Watts
ANT+ Directory: https://www.thisisant.com/directory
Best turbo trainers as rated by Cycling Weekly: https://www.cyclingweekly.com/group-tests/smart-turbo-trainers-buyers-guide-326710

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14 Comments

  1. DCM SR on October 7, 2020 at 3:54 am

    Cheap trainers are known to destroy a carbon frame



  2. TN 40 PEDALLER on October 7, 2020 at 3:56 am

    Anyone please suggest me an road racing bike under 2.6 lakhs????



  3. Jason Williams on October 7, 2020 at 4:03 am

    Great advice Rupert, cheers mate 😊👍 I’m using an old dumb turbo (£20 second hand) and Craft speed/cadence sensor from Aldi (£9).. Zwift subscription. 😎👍All good



  4. Paddyhudson on October 7, 2020 at 4:03 am

    Tacx Satori is probably the best budget option for virtual training.



  5. Yeah on October 7, 2020 at 4:04 am

    I’m just looking for a way to ride my bike indoors for exercise (no speed or distance stats necessary) so I can get a good cardio workout in the Canadian winter months, without having to buy an expensive exercise bike like the gyms have

    Any brand recommendations on an effective, yet cheap “dumb” turbo trainer?



  6. Marcus Wong on October 7, 2020 at 4:12 am

    if you got a ‘cheap’ turbo already the best way is to get a power meter on your bike. They have dropped quite a bit in pricing this year as more companies has came out with their own. So getting a cheaper new one or a used one at a discount price is better than a direct drive trainer. The benefit as already mentioned is you can use it outdoors once the weather better and/or corona gone



  7. baptiste benoist on October 7, 2020 at 4:16 am

    Is this à décathlon Rc520 in the video?



  8. Henri De Carvalho on October 7, 2020 at 4:19 am

    Appropriate …well done ! Thanks



  9. Hugo Machado on October 7, 2020 at 4:31 am

    Hi guys! Nice video I have a Merida Scultura disc with a thru axle R.A.T 12-142 how can I mount it in a Tacx blue twin



  10. Silvano Schmid on October 7, 2020 at 4:31 am

    what’s the cheapest setup for a disc brake bike ?



  11. Chris Oliver on October 7, 2020 at 4:34 am

    Unless you want a whole host of random noises from your trainer, don’t buy Tacx.



  12. Not The Guardian on October 7, 2020 at 4:39 am

    I use the Wattbike at work. I know exactly how many watts I’m producing at any heart rate/cadence. If a gym has daily membership go in a couple of times and see what you do. The only thing you need to watch is cadence. It matters. There’s more power at any given heart rate at lower rpm, so less resistance and spinning lifts heart rate, but reduces useful power. So I sit at 85-87, and at 164 bpm it’ll be 306W, climbing a little to low 170s over 20 minutes.



  13. Clint Nieves on October 7, 2020 at 4:41 am

    Thanks for confirming that RGT requires a power meter and not work with speed sensors + and dumb wheel on trainers although I wished they would because I couldn’t afford a smart trainer yet



  14. Raj on October 7, 2020 at 4:50 am

    Too late to publish this… Now that the lockdown is in place cant get anything.