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Recommended by DC Rainmaker (one of the most respected cycling bloggers), the Wahoo Kickr is up there as one of the best you can get. What makes it particularly amazing is that it is compatible with a lot of 3rd party software so that you can ride on films and get all sorts of cycling stats as you train. For example the Wahoo Kickr is compatible with the BKOOL virtual reality software, The Sufferfest Films, TrainerRoad stats software, and more...
The Wahoo indoor bike trainer is a direct-drive trainer where you fix your bike directly to the machine. This has two main benefits, one is that you eliminate back tyre wear that is an issue with other turbo trainers, and the second is that you get a direct link up between the resistance unit and your bike for a potentially more accurate performance (i.e. no chance of back tyre slippage and thus inaccurate force transfer).
The resistance of the trainer is controlled wirelessly via software that can be run off a smart phone, tablet, or computer. Fine resistance control can be manually set, or you can train to set power limits, or you can have an automatically varied workout via pre-defined sessions or virtual films. The films automatically vary you resistance depending on the gradient of the route you are cycling, which is pretty cool.
The DC Rainmaker review is immensely detailed so check this out if you want to know the ins and outs of the Wahoo Kickr in huge detail. Make sure you check back here for the latest best UK prices though ; )