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Using turbo inside an Asgard

Was planning to buy an Asgard to store the bikes securely in the garden but my wife has suggested buying a bigger one so that can use turbo in it. (And get it out of the house)

Issues that I’ve come across so far:

Height - tallest I can see they have is 200cm at apex, I measured approx 195 sat on the turbo

Power - potentially run an outdoor extension as don’t want to drill the Asgard and invalidate its security

Wifi- can prob use a booster but it will be boosting another booster rather than the router

Insulation - Im a sweaty monster so I’m less worried about this

Noise - turbo +/- a fan in a steel box could be interesting!

Anything else? Open to alternatives but security is paramount especially after chased off a couple trying to break in to the house last week!

Thanks

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  • DeVlaeminckDeVlaeminck Posts: 6,619
    Which one are you looking at - I had a look at their website and the biggest says it has fixings and routing holes for adding power?

    A poor WiFi signal can be a killer - I can't run RGT in my garage, Strava is ok most of the time but it's borderline. I wouldn't want to invest significant money unless I was sure it'd work.

    Condensation might be an issue if you don't have the doors wide open.

    I suppose it's weighing up the pros and cons of that vs a wooden shed.
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  • navrig2navrig2 Posts: 1,616
    fontm0ss said:



    Height - tallest I can see they have is 200cm at apex, I measured approx 195 sat on the turbo

    This is probably your biggest issue. Your head will be pretty close to the roof. I suspect that will not be a pleasant experience.

    Do you get off the saddle on the turbo?

  • joeyhalloranjoeyhalloran Posts: 601
    Does it have to be an Asgard? Got a larger traditional wooden shed and a ground anchor for security?
  • navrig2navrig2 Posts: 1,616
    Even if it was the biggest available (I think this: https://www.asgardsss.co.uk/cycle-store-x-12-police-approved) it will be a miserable place to be sitting on a bike/turbo.

    I'd consider a taller wooden structure as jh suggests or have a quiet word with the missus!
  • bobmcstuffbobmcstuff Posts: 9,394

    Which one are you looking at - I had a look at their website and the biggest says it has fixings and routing holes for adding power?

    A poor WiFi signal can be a killer - I can't run RGT in my garage, Strava is ok most of the time but it's borderline. I wouldn't want to invest significant money unless I was sure it'd work.

    Condensation might be an issue if you don't have the doors wide open.

    I suppose it's weighing up the pros and cons of that vs a wooden shed.

    Mine is in a lockup round the back of the house now and I use a mobile hotspot for Zwift, TrainerRoad and Spotify (plus Discord if racing), which has been fine - I was a bit worried at first. Just need a good data limit!

    Asgard do have police-approved full sized sheds as well as specific bike locks, although they aren't cheap...
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