There are a ton of ways to ride indoors this winter. Check out Zwift and Trainer Road, for starters, and then all of the apps that you can use to better your fitness. We’ve got all the bases covered, from smart trainers to basic set-ups, and all the accessories to make the experience as enjoyable as it can be.
Wahoo Kickr – $1599.99
• Connected to your iPhone, the KICKR revolutionizes stationary training by setting your
resistance or power threshold via your favorite App
• Super flywheel engineered to simulate an ultra-realistic road feel
• Direct power measurement happens at the hub for consistent and calibrated data
• Adjustable to fit most bikes and foldable legs for easy portability
• As quiet as your favorite fluid trainer; no shouting required!
• Future-proof – firmware is upgradable over the air
• Sold complete with 11 spd cassette (Shimano / SRAM compatible)
• Enhanced power: 33% more powerful—goes up to 2,000 watts
• Increased grade simulation: 20% grade, 33% steeper grade simulation
• Power accuracy: 2% power accuracy—precise and consistent data measurement
• Improved responsiveness: New and updated algorithms for enhanced responsiveness and smoothness
• New Ergonomic style handle: Easier for transport/better location
• LED light to acknowledge the KICKR is paired: Red light for ANT+, Blue light for Bluetooth power connectivity
• Reduced Noise: Significantly more quiet, noise has been reduced substantially (61db/14% quieter)
• The new KICKR features 12×142 and 12×148 thru axle compatibility in addition to standard 130/135mm quick release
• An update to the main mast also ensures clearance for flat mount and disk brake equipped bikes
• The KICKR is ready to take on your gravel, mountain, or road bike to make sure you meet your training needs
Tacx Neo – $1799.99
- Real direct drive trainer with a powerful motor placed directly onto the cassette, eliminating additional gearing
- Low revolutions, reducing noise to a minimum
- Foldable and compact frame design
- Can be used completely wireless or hooked to a power outlet
- Bluetooth and ANT+ FE-C capable
- Measure speed, cadence and power
- Maximum resistance 2200 Watts
- Realistic climbing up to 25% and downhill to -5%
- Simulate real road pattern such as cobblestone, ice and concrete plates
Tacx Flux Smart – $1199.99
The best value in a direct-drive trainer. Compatible with Zwift and Trainer Road, with Bluetooth and Ant+ connectivity. Measures speed, cadence and power. Max resistance of 1500 watts and an incline simulation of 10%. 15lbs flywheel for a great and realistic feel. You’ll need a cassette with this one.
Tacx Vortex Smart – $699.99
A great value in a true smart trainer. New this season, the Vortex Smart gets you into Zwift (and other apps) with an easy set up and great performance. The resistance is software controlled, and you will really feel the hills. The max wattage isn’t as high as the Kickr, but is more than enough for a great workout, or for smashing your friends on Zwift.
Tacx Blue Matic – $249.99
If you are new to indoor riding, the Blue Matic is a great and economical way to get going. Light and portable, with a magnetic resistance unit and bar remote. Zwift compatible.
Schwalbe Insider Trainer Tire – $59.99
For wheel-on trainers, a trainer tire saves you wear on your nice road tires. Durable and quiet performance.
Kinetic Riser Ring – $44.99
The riser ring has three heights to get your bike level when it is in the trainer.
Wahoo Blue SC – $76.99
If you want to get into Zwift with a standard trainer, you need one of these. This one is Bluetooth and Ant+ compatible, so it will work with any device, from your phone to your Garmin.
Wahoo Tickr – $76.99
The time spent on the trainer is the best time to collect and geek-out on data. Heart rate and power are great ways to measure your performance over time. The Tickr is Bluetooth and Ant+ compatible, so it’s the only one you need.
Garmin USB Ant + Stick – $64.99
If you want to get into Zwift, you’ll need one of these. This allows your PC or Mac to communicate with your smart trainer or your sensors.