New smart trainer
troj Posts: 43
edited January 2017 in Indoor training and turbo forum
Hi, have recently changed jobs and I have lost my cycle to work. My journey was long enough to keep me reasonably fit. I have notice that my weekend riding is starting to suffer. So going to get a direct drive smart trainer for structured training. The things I'm looking for is noise, easy to set up and pack away, the size of the packed away unit, power, campag compatible (though tempted to use an eleven speed shimano cassette) and finally to be able to go on zwift if the weekend riding is rained out. Probably go higher end of the spectrum. After reading and watching DR Rainmaker, Shane Miller and the Titanium geek there doesn't seem to make the choice clear. So looking for real experience on trainer.
I get momentary dropouts occasionally on Zwift, they wouldn't be a problem but it doesn't recover gracefully if you are on a constant incline, I'm stuck at a very low resistance level until the incline changes. I don't know if this is Zwift or the Kickr, powercycling the Kickr has no effect. I am bridging through an iphone and using an 8 year old laptop though!
The cassette position is very slightly different than my wheels, so if you get one, adjust your indexing before splashing out on a Campag hub.
I've not used the bike back on the road yet. Possibly it will be ok, it was only a small adjustment.
If you have the kickr or kickr 2 you should do a spin down each time you move it.