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Direct drive indoor trainers and Trek hybrid (2015 FX 7.2)

I'd been shopping for an indoor bike for basic cardio workouts with a budget of around $1500, and was not completely thrilled with the options (especially around "smart" features, zwift/sufferfest integration, power monitoring and stuff like that). Then I discovered indoor trainers, which I'd only been vaguely aware of before, and the features and capabilities of trainers at or below that price point seem to offer so much more bang for the buck, not to mention portability, provided you already have a bike. I own a Trek FX 7.2 hybrid that I originally purchased for commuting but ended up not needing (or using very much at all). Are there any red flags for using this kind of bike with a direct drive trainer like the Tacx Neo or Wahoo Kickr? I don't have a ton of riding experience with my Trek, but the seat and ride all feel fine. Any other factors I should consider when comparing this possibility vs just a stationary bike?


  • StillGoingStillGoing Posts: 5,209
    You can use any bike (within reason) on a direct drive trainer.
    I ride a bike. Doesn't make me green or a tree hugger. I drive a car too.
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