Which smart turbo trainer??
AircraftHandler79 Posts: 11
edited February 2017 in Indoor training and turbo forum
Hi guys I'm after advice on which smart turbo would be the best value for money? I would like one to use with Sufferfest and needs to run without electric mains power.
- being unpowered it's proven to be a bit of a pig to calibrate (I've not got powermeters). The Tacx software struggles to find it and then when it does the spin down (you've stopped pedalling) it doesn't connect when you start up again. There was an update about 6 months ago that has made it much much better and it seems to work almost every time with little issues now. Trainerroad didn't use to work doing calibration on it. Sufferfest App may not so you'd need Tacx App (free).
- not sure if it's because it's unpowered but the sensor does need to be pretty close. I've bought a little extension cable for my Ant+ dongle and it lays on the floor near the back wheel. No problems with drop outs etc since doing that.