Smart indoor trainers are in huge demand right now. Be it because of self-isolation, lockdown, or simply the colder weather, cyclists are looking for a way to simulate the real-life feeling of cycling while indoors – and smart trainers are the perfect solution.
A smart trainer is an indoor trainer with specific programming that allows you to choose different cycling programmes as you need them. Of course, the fact that they offer smart technology also means that you can enjoy functions like wireless and Bluetooth connections, mobile compatibility, training software like Zwift and Steephill, and so much more.
Some of the most popular smart trainer brands in the industry include Wahoo and Elite, both of which are available at our online store.
Why Choose a Smart Trainer?
Smart trainers are definitely one of the most futuristic ways to train indoors, and many professional cyclists have opted for this route, especially in light of the Coronavirus outbreak keeping cyclists off the roads currently. Their complete systems allow you to recreate true cycling experiences easily, from the headwind right down to the climb. Smart trainers also allow you to train freely during the cold winter months and during spells of bad weather, making them a perfect option for every cyclist, rain or shine.
If you are desperate to start training at home again, our range of smart indoor trainers has everything you need to get started. Take a look at some of our most popular smart trainers and their amazing functionality.
WAHOO Kickr 4 Smart Trainer
The Wahoo Kickr 4 Smart Trainer is one of the most popular smart trainers on the market today, and for good reason. The trainer offers ANT+, ANT+ FE-C, and Bluetooth compatibility, and also comes complete with an 11-speed drivetrain, a variety of wheel sizes, and Kickr Climb compatibility.
Elite Suito Interactive Trainer
The Elite Suito is another flagship smart trainer with plenty of functionality to offer. It boasts a pre-installed Shimano 11-speed cassette, as well as a simple plug and play setup. Some of its other appealing features include its sturdy design, its compatibility with numerous top bicycle models and sprocket sets, and its slim profile.
WAHOO Kickr Core Smart Trainer
The Kickr Core Smart Trainer is compatible with Kickr Climb and Kickr Headwind, and also boasts Thru Axle compatibility. It has a power accuracy of around 98% and ANT+, ANT+ FE-C, and Bluetooth device connectivity. It offers a realistic ride feel with a wide range of settings to adjust speed, distance, power and resistance.
WAHOO Kickr Snap 2 Smart Trainer
The Kickr Snap 2 is a budget-friendly option for those who are looking to break into the world of smart indoor trainers for the first time. This sleek and lightweight trainer offers Bluetooth, ANT+ and ANT+ FE-C compatibility, and advanced wireless software and third-party power meter support.
Kickr Climb and Kickr Headwind
Compatible with all Whaoo Smart Trainers, the Kickr Climb and Kickr Headwind are two add-on features to elevate your indoor trainer to the next level. The Kickr Climb is a grade simulator which elevates and lowers the front of your trainer to simulate the inclines of real terrain.
The Kickr Headwind also does its part to create a realistic ride by mirroring the shape and position of your body while riding. The smart fan also uses specialised sensors to adjust airflow to up to 48km/h as your speed or heart rate increases.
Indoor Trainers - The Smart Choice
There are numerous benefits to using an indoor trainer over and above sheer convenience, too. Cyclists are far safer training off the roads, and smart trainers offer data-driven training without real world interruptions such as vehicle traffic, traffic signs & traffic lights. They can track your power usage and heart rate while you ride, and even allow you to enjoy virtual races against other cyclists while physical races have been postponed.
If you have ever wanted to experience riding iconic world courses like the Tour de France stages or the Swiss Alps, you can also achieve exactly that with one of our smart trainers. No matter what your training needs are, the latest technology allows you to focus on very specific training routines and courses for customisable cycling sessions.
Don’t let your training regime lapse due to lockdown or cold, wet or windy periods. An indoor trainer can be as good as the real thing, and will keep you on track for as long as the roads and trails are out of bounds.