Give your winter training sessions a boost with a turbo trainer, you'll be amazed at the difference it makes to your fitness. With different makes on the market, and different models to choose from it's worth researching which one is best for your needs before buying.
Turbo training is an essential part of your training programme. Whether or not it’s maintaining a good level of fitness through the winter months, or putting the top end speed on top of your existing fitness, the turbo trainer is the perfect aid.
There are several different types of turbos available, each of which are explained in our guide to turbo trainers.
First of all it’s worth thinking about what you want a turbo for. If you need portability then size and weight will be a consideration.
If you are planning long winter nights in the garage, your demands will be quite different. The Elite Qubo is an excellent choice for its ease of use – there really is nothing to do but attach the bike and pedal. Its frame design and fluid brake give the best performance here.
The Tacx Blue Motion’s performance makes it another great choice. If you want high resistance levels or are tight on space, then it’s a turbo worth checking out. CycleOps’s Magneto is also worth consideration – like the Blue Motion it is easily portable and with variable adjustment without the need for an adjustment lever, it?s a great trainer for taking to events.