Last updated: 13th September 2014.
52 turbo trainers, 18 retailers, but who’s the cheapest?
Turbobiketrainer.com is a website that not only tells you about the different indoor turbo trainers but it also shows you where you can buy them for the cheapest. We tap in to 18 different online providers of cycle trainers and compare prices for over 50 of the best trainers currently available. This includes the amazing brands such as Tacx, CycleOps, Bkool, Minoura, Kurt Kinetic, LeMond, Wahoo, and more.
Meet the retailers
There are lots of choices today with the online world bringing prices down and offering fantastic deals on turbo trainers. Sometimes it’s the major players such as Wiggle or Halfords that throw up the best deals, but other times it is lesser known (by still reputable) retailers that surprise you. Here 18 of the top cycling retailers (plus two major sports and general retail giants – Argos & Sports Direct) who all sell turbo trainers are covered to bring you the cheapest prices for the top brand turbo trainers.
Which turbo trainers are covered?
Every single turbo trainer on this website was assessed to find the best prices online over the 18 retailers. This includes the very top-end indoor trainers such as the Tacx i-Genius, CycleOps Powerbeam Pro, Bkool, and the LeMond Revolution along with entry-level trainers such as the Minoura B60-D and the CycleOps Wind trainers.
To see a full list of all turbo trainers (over 50) covered in this study click here.
What are the cheapest online retailers for turbo trainers?
From the 18 retailers in this study we found the retailer that is consistently the cheapest, and we also found the retailer who offered the biggest and the best average discount for the 50+ turbo trainers on this website.
Top 5 consistently cheapest retailers:
1st – Rutland Cycling: Cheapest for 11 of the 52 turbo trainers (21%).
Joint 2nd – Evans Cycles & Bike Inn – Cheapest for 8 of the 52 turbo trainers (15%).
4th – Chain Reaction Cycles: Cheapest for 7 of the 52 turbo trainers (13%).
Joint 5th – Wiggle & Merlin Cycles: Cheapest for 5 of the 52 turbo trainers (10%).
Biggest turbo trainer discount:
1st – Evans Cycles: 54% discount on the CycleOps Magneto cycle trainer.
Joint 2nd – Bike Inn, Merlin Cycles, and Rutland Cycling: 40% discount on the Elite Novo Force, Tacx Bushido (& Elite RealTour), and Tacx Flow trainers respectively.
5th – Bike Inn: 39% discount on the Elite Qubo Power Pack turbo trainer.
Biggest average saving on turbo trainers:
1st – Merlin Cycles: 32% average savings on turbo trainers.
2nd – Bike Inn: 29% average savings on turbo trainers.
Joint 3rd – Chain Reaction Cycles & Rutland Cycling: 28% average savings on turbo trainers.
5th – Evan Cycles: 26% average savings on turbo trainers.
To disclose, this study does not include every single retailer of turbo trainers nor does it cover every single turbo trainer model currently available. However, 18 of the top retailers and 52 of the best turbo trainers were assessed to bring you the cheapest places to buy turbo trainers today. This page will be updated frequently to bring you the most accurate data.
There are some surprising results here, with some of the lesser know retailers coming up trumps when it comes to the biggest discounts. Rutland Cycling was cheapest for an impressive 21% of all trainers on this website, which is pretty remarkable and shows that this is a company who aims to provide us with the best deals. However, one of the bigger retailers in cycling, Evans Cycles hits us with the biggest overall discount of a whopping 54% off the CycleOps Magneto trainer, which is a great magnetic trainer for those wanting progressive resistance.
Bike Inn and Merlin Cycles also deserve a special mention here because they consistently offer great discounts and appear in all of the Top 5 lists.
Do you know of any other great online retailers for turbo trainers? Just leave a comment below if you do.