Elite Novo Smart or Tacx Flow?

Thinking of getting with an Elite Novo Smart or Tacx Flow as a first step in to smart trainers. Both seem to get decent reviews and are currently at good prices (both at £180 in Halfords and can get another 10% BC discount). Any real world advice on them? Probably edging towards the Tacx although the Elite has 12 months of the My E-Training included is that worth using?

Tacx Flow : https://halfords.com/cycling/turbo-trainers/trainers/tacx-flow-t2240-interactive-turbo-trainer
Elite Novo : https://halfords.com/cycling/turbo-trainers/trainers/elite-novo-smart-turbo-trainer
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  • diamonddogdiamonddog Posts: 3,220
    edited November 2019
    Tacx for me, had a good few years of service from mine with no problems from initial set up until it was submerged in the recent Spanish floods.
    I found the Tacx app useful as you can create your own workouts for power, slope, heart rate etc. You can also download loads of free workouts as well in the app.
  • StillGoingStillGoing Posts: 5,052

    Thinking of getting with an Elite Novo Smart or Tacx Flow as a first step in to smart trainers. Both seem to get decent reviews and are currently at good prices (both at £180 in Halfords and can get another 10% BC discount). Any real world advice on them? Probably edging towards the Tacx although the Elite has 12 months of the My E-Training included is that worth using?

    Tacx Flow : https://halfords.com/cycling/turbo-trainers/trainers/tacx-flow-t2240-interactive-turbo-trainer
    Elite Novo : https://halfords.com/cycling/turbo-trainers/trainers/elite-novo-smart-turbo-trainer

    My E Training is not very good and you'll be required to pay for any useful extras.

    In my opinion, bite the bullet and buy the best smart trainer you can afford, or you will find yourself regretting later.
    Marin Sausalito hybrid, Merida Ride SRAM Rival 22 winter trainer, Merida Reacto Di2 main bike, Planet X Exocet 2 TT.
  • Decision made, thanks for the replies. Tacx Flow it is, luckily didn't jump in too soon as the Flow is now a black Friday offer at £165, hopefully another 10% BC discount too :-)
    The wheels on the bike go round and round....
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