How does a bike "attach" to a turbo trainer?
The alfine nuts are too small to be clamped by my Tacx securely (although it was tight enough to set up for fitting). You need to buy special Nuts to replace them. I suspect they’ll work with CK too.
So no, you don’t need a new bike, but you will probably want a new tyre. Tacx also adjust for wheel size, but swapping sizes is not a routine job. The sartori was on offer at Decathlon if you want new. But they are always available used too.Posted 4 years ago154hopperavenueSubscriber
I ended up getting a spin bike for indoor training.
Rock solid so you can hammer it and they don’t move, the pedal action replicates actual cycling pretty well and there’s plenty of adjustment.
I got a NordicTrack GX2. Immaculate condition on ebay, £200. Heavy but once it’s in place doesn’t matter. Maintenance will be straightforward.
Best money I’ve spent in a while as my fitness has improved enormously (luckily have someone who knows what they’re doing writing the sessions for me).
Get a heart monitor and you’re away.Posted 4 years agomogrimMember
My bike just clamps into the turbo (Elite Gel something or other), no need for a different QR or anything:
You turn the handle on the right until it’s tight, then use a locking collar to stop it coming loose when you’re training.
If you do get one, a spare back wheel with a slick tyre is a must, you don’t need a rear brake so there’s no need to get a disc or worry about the braking surface, similarly if it’s a heavy old wheel and not 100% straight they won’t be a problem.
That said, an indoor spinning bike (as 154hopperavenue says) would be a lot better, it would be a lot more solid and quieter.Posted 4 years ago
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