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Bring Your Workout Inside

Train Smart While Having Fun

Enjoy a bike ride without worrying about traffic or weather. Take your physical and mental fitness to the next level. Experience the benefits of a good hard ride when it fits your schedule. Connect to your favorite apps, challenge friends to a hill climb in the French Alps, or compare times and log PR’s on local rides. Everything can be adjusted to your riding style and fitness.

Reasons to Ride a Smart Trainer

Virtual Rides

Apps like Zwift and Rouvy integrate with your smart trainer so you can participate in virtual group rides on virtual routes. Compete with friends and pros across the globe.

Beat the Bad Weather

Although the right winter and rain cycling gear will go a long way to keeping you comfortable outside, many times riding outside is just unpleasant and can be unsafe. 

Simulated Conditions

Indoor smart trainers use automated changes in resistance to simulate road conditions and inclines. Work on intervals and climbing as if you were outside, minus the traffic.

Time Efficiency, No Interruptions, Ride Anytime. 

Great for Parents or anyone with limited time and/or fluctuating schedule. 

Professional Training

Use training apps like TrainerRoad for highly focused workouts. It's like having your own personal coach to help you work on posture, pedal stroke, and mental endurance.

Variety and Entertaining

Access to a variety of workouts and more interactive with more active feedback keeps riders engaged and having fun!

Smart Trainer Basics

Direct Drive

These trainers attach directly to your bike drivetrain.

Get more accurate metrics than a wheel-on trainer
Feels as natural as riding outside
Quieter than traditional trainers and rollers

Requires an extra cassette and assembly (We can help!)
Moderate transition time between training and outdoor rides
Can be bulky and hard to move

Wheel-On Trainers

Resistance is applied to your back wheel via a roller.

Attach your bike without any added hardware
Easily go between riding inside and outside
Lightweight and easy to move

Can wear out the rear tire
Tire can slip while training
Requires frequent re-calibration

Let’s start with Wheel-on Trainers, we carry 3 different types:

Saris Mag +

The Saris Mag + is a magnetic trainer. Magnetic trainers are very reliable and will provide a good workout and will certainly work the cardiovascular system and the same muscles as riding outside, however, it will not feel the same as riding outdoors, nor will the sensations be as realistic as a fluid trainer (see below). Since the resistance is constant, there will be no fluctuations as you increase or decrease your effort. You will also not have the ability to coast, because when you stop pedaling, the resistance will take over and the wheel will come to an abrupt stop. The Saris Mag+ includes a handlebar-mounted shifter to change resistance during your workout without having to leave your bike.

Price: $349.99

Fluid 2 EQ

A fluid trainer will consist of a roller, flywheel, and fluid encased in an outer shell. Your wheel will sit on the roller. As you pedal, the fluid is pushed by paddles inside the outer shell and the fluid heats up. The harder you pedal, the more resistance the fluid will provide and the more resistance you will feel in your pedal stroke. This undulating resistance not only makes riding more efficient, but it also has a realistic outdoor feeling. Fluid trainers are generally considered to be superior to magnetic trainers because they allow for the most realistic riding feeling and noticeably quieter than magnetic trainers.

This Fluid 2 Smart Equipped comes with a speed sensor which allows for a virtual riding experience

Price: $514.99

Kickr Snap

The Wahoo KICKR SNAP makes indoor training a "snap!" It's a convenient, easy to set-up wheel-on smart trainer with the realistic ride experience Wahoo smart trainers are known for. The SNAP's legendary flywheel features technology that creates the same resistance experienced when riding outdoors. The KICKR SNAP includes a power measurement that is now accurate up to +/-3%

This type of trainer, known as active feedback trainers (adjusting the resistance for us) uses your smartphone, tablet, computer or GPS device to control resistance and provide a reliable power measurement so you can monitor and adjust your intensity.

Price: $779.99

We carry two different Direct Drive Trainers:

Wahoo Kickr Core

The KICKR CORE is another active feedback trainer that delivers a more realistic, accurate, and quiet indoor training experience by using the proven flywheel technology and advanced algorithms of Wahoo's legendary indoor bike trainers. The KICKR CORE indoor trainer is built with the durability to withstand all of your indoor training sessions and no other brand of smart trainers has more apps and software training options, including Zwift and Trainer Road.

Enhanced power accuracy to provide accurate power measurement and generate up to 1800W.
Maximum percent grade adjusts to simulate up to a 16-degree incline.

Price: $1299.99

Wahoo Kickr Smart

SERIOUS AND PRECISE POWER- Enhanced by automatic calibration, the KICKR stands up to the demands of the world's most powerful cyclists by delivering 2,200 watts of resistance that's accurate to within +/- 1%.

REALISTIC RIDE FEEL- KICKR’s professional-grade high-inertia 16lb flywheel and AXIS feet combine to provide an ultra realistic ride feel.

SMART RESIST- Set your resistance or power threshold through your favorite app for the most efficient workout possible.

THE MOST POWERFUL AND REALISTIC INDOOR TRAINER EXPERIENCE. Power and accuracy designed to offer the world’s most demanding cyclists the ultimate indoor riding experience.

KICKR AXIS Feet: Up to 5º of sway to respond naturally to rider tempo and changes in body position. Axis feet and integrated padding reduce noise on hard floors.

Price: $1799.99

So which one is for you?

Brent’s recommendations:

  • The Mag + is for someone who has been riding casually riding about once a week and would like to continue to enjoy that experience in the winter

  • The Fluid 2 Smart Equipped is ideal for someone who is interested in connecting to certain apps, learning more about cycling, building their fitness goal and who will be using 1- 2 a week and for about ½ hour at a time.

  • The Snap is perfect for parents who needs to ride when kids are asleep. It’s great for a home with multiple users as it’s easier to Swap between bikes. Better for those wanting to ride 1-2 week or more ride for an hour or more at a time. Also ideal for someone who wants to continue to ride a trainer all year (at night and wet weather).

  • The Core is best for someone who enjoys active training session, designed for a person with a training plan for the winter. Also ideal for someone who previous more accurate feedback in Zwift and other training apps.

  • The Smart is for the person who is interested in online competitions, events and racing as it requires no calibration, feels very realistic and is very accurate.

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