The temperature is dropping, but the biking doesn't have to stop!
The days are getting shorter, colder, and harsher. As a biker, it can be tough to get yourself excited for a morning ride when the mercury keeps dropping. If you want to keep warm and keep the pedals pumping, a bike trainer might be perfect for you! From the simplest to the most elaborate setups, we have a bike trainer to suit your indoor riding needs!
Top of the line trainers!
Keep it simple
The simplest form of bike trainer is called a bike roller. These training machines are simple to use and set up for a quick ride. Your bike simply sits on top of the two rollers. While it lacks the stability of more advanced bike trainers, it does allow the rider to simulate a "real" outdoor bike ride by allowing the bike to travel horizontally along the rollers. This can help you develop a more consistent pedal stroke and better bike handling technique - all in the comfort of your own home! If you want to develop into a smoother and more consistent rider, a bike roller might be a perfect fit for you!
Want to step it up a notch?
If a roller isn't your style, then we also have a deep selection of wheel-on bike trainers. These trainers attach to the rear wheel of your existing bike, therefore offering more stability than a bike roller. While you can't simulate the rolling terrain of an outdoor bike ride - it does afford you the opportunity to make yourself a stronger bike rider while also building all the endurance you need to conquer the steepest hill (whether it's real or virtual). You have options for your wheel-on setup! Magnetic trainers allow you to manually control resistance with a lever that mounts on your handlebars, while fluid trainers offer more intuitive, organic resistance at a slightly higher price point.
United tip: Install a special "trainer tire" for your wheel-on trainer to save your regular bike tires
Direct your drive
The next phase of bike training is a direct drive trainer. This category of trainer allows you to remove the back wheel of your existing bike to amp up your training experience! These trainers use a specialized flywheel that can simulate the real inertia of stopping and starting on a bike. They also come with the added benefit of flexibility - you just need to reinstall your tire to get back to outdoor riding!
Functionally, smart trainers are very similar to direct drive trainers, but they carry the added benefit of connectivity. Apps like Zwift are compatible with smart trainers and allow real-time data tracking for your ride! The trainer can adjust resistance and even vary elevation on the fly to truly simulate the most relaxing or most grueling of outdoor rides.
The true top-of-the-line indoor riding experience! A smart bike combines the immersion of a bike trainer with the ease of use of a stationary bike. These trainers can stand on their own - so there's no need for you to attach your own bike! They also feature extensive customization options so they can emulate the feel of your own bike down to the most specific details such as brake hoods and crank arm settings. Along with the ability to mimic many different types of terrain and elevations, smart bikes truly make for one of the most immersive indoor riding experiences!