I have been using an Elite turbo trainer for 18 months now, and it really is a great way to keep cycling in the colder weather,
You can follow a training plan to get faster, or fitter or stronger or all 3! In the summer its also really useful if you just want a brief 30 minute spin if you’ve had a busy day.
Turbo training has become massively less boring due to the emergence of lots of training apps, like Trainerroad, Sufferfest or Zwift. They make training really fun, or rather they make pedalling nowhere have an actual purpose!
I have 3 Elite turbo trainers set up in the shop, with an ipad and you can try the different training apps. The trainer below is winning all the praise, its called the DIreto. It’s said to be one of the best trainers for its pricepoint, beating some of those around the £1000. Its currently £675.00
DC Rainmaker did a review of the Direto and its pretty amazing
The Qubo at £280.00 is well worth a look and road.cc did a great review of it.
The Volano at £350.00 is a budget direct drive trainer, again road.cc did a review of the model, without the ‘smart’ sensor, but they really liked it. The one in the shop comes with a smart sensor that connects to your ipad, tablet or PC.
A whole new range of DT Swiss road wheels have come in for 2018, and one of the new features is that they are all tubeless tyre compatible, they work fine with normal inner tubes too. If you’ve ever had lots of punctures, or want a more supple and comfy ride then tubeless is the answer!
The special offer is that I will give you a free set of tyres (normal or tubeless) with any pair of DT Swiss wheels purchased.
Wheel highlights include the 35mm deep carbon PRC1400 wheels, pictured below. They are light enough for climbs unlike some deeper carbon rims that can feel deadened on climbs, but uniquely also offer an aero advantage.
The hub is nicely cut away to reduce weight. The rounded rim is more aero than a sharp or blunt profile, and the wide 25mm rim perfectly hugs 25mm tyres adding to its aero profile.
Another highlight is the OXIC ceramic wheelset. This is an aluminium rim that has been dipped in electrolyte and a high charge plasma current passed through it creating a ceramic coating on the rim. The advantages are a rim that never wears and massively superior braking. The stealthy all black looks cool too, the braking surface remains black forever. They also weigh a featherweight 1450g
The hubs on the PR1600 rim and disc brake versions are a real work of art. The hub internals are based on the DT 350s hub which has their legendary star ratchet freehub which is virtually maintenance free.