Winter is here and this is that time of year we either slack on our training or figure out a way to get it done! No matter what type of athlete you are, cycling is a fantastic asset to your training regime. With that in mind, one of the best tools for the off season is a bike trainer. There are several different brands and types with multiple features on each so choosing one can be overwhelming. We had the Playtri compile information based on their personal experience to help narrow down the options and help you figure out which is best for you and your budget.
On the top of the list is the Wahoo KICKR Snap. This bike trainer allows you to use any bike (road, tri, or mountain) because of it’s wheel-on design. Our staff highly recommends this trainer for its multiple smart features that connect to your smart phone, tablet, or computer to control resistance and provide reliable power measurements instantly. This trainer is perfect for any athlete who wants to keep the feel of the outdoor road riding while staying warm indoors! The KICKR Snap is $599 and is worth every cent.
Next on the list is the Kinetic Road Machine. Priced at $359, it is a little more affordable and has a lot of fantastic features. This fluid bike trainer is perfect for interval work and recovery rides. The wheel-on design with fly wheel makes this trainer feel like you are on the road. It can be used with any bike and is compatible with the Kinetic Fit power training app which allows you to get your stats quickly and easily. In order to connect to the Kinetic Fit app you have to purchase the Inride sensor at $49.
And lastly, if you are looking for a good entry level trainer, we offer a the Cycleops Mag+ trainer. This magnetic resistance trainer is quiet and frictionless. Priced at only $199, the Mag+ is perfect for athletes wanting to maintain their ride during the off-season.
Still not sure which trainer is right for you? Stop by a Playtri store today and let our knowledgeable staff answer your questions and get you on the right trainer for your goals.