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How to correctly choose a bike trainer

How to correctly choose a bike trainer

Many cyclists choose to use a bike trainer on rainy days or even in hot days. There are also athletes who use this machine to keep fit and optimize their workouts.
Trainers are becoming more specific, and it has a technology that becomes an experience very close to the reality of pedaling outdoors.
There are two types of trainers: pulley and frame.
The main difference between these two systems is that, in pulleys, the bicycle is loose, while in the roller it is fixed.

Who are it for?
- Cyclists who want to train at home on rainy days;
- Cyclists who want to optimize training;
- Cyclists who want to keep in shape, working as a complement;
 - Cyclists who want to warm up before a race.

Types of bike trainers braking:

 - Classic bike trainer
The bike trainer with magnetic braking is simple but effective. A mechanical knob allows adjustment of the resistance level. This is a simple roller with a good quality / price ratio.

 - Connected bike trainer
 The bike trainer with electromagnetic braking has the particularity of being controlled by a connected interface. The resistance level is therefore generated electronically. This trainer is practical and interactive.

- Interactive bike trainer
It has a braking system that is very similar to what we feel when riding a bicycle. It is not any change by the limit because the resistance changes automatically depending on the data sent by interactive software. It is a trainer that simulates a bicycle and it´s silent. It has automatic resistance and high maximum power.

 If you want to measure the effort with greater accuracy, you should choose a connected / interactive trainer.

There are 2 ranges of smart bike trainers:

 -  connected bike trainers

- interactive bike trainers

 Both can be linked to an application, making training much more interactive.

What devices can I connect to the bike trainer?
You can connect your trainer via Bluetooth Smart and / or ANT + a computer, smartphone, tablet, GPS or cyclometer. This way you will follow your performance on screen. The sensors measure the athlete's effort. It can measure aspects such as power, cadence and speed.

To choose the bike trainer that best suits your needs, you should consider several factors:
• Compatibility with your bike
• Stability: the number of supports on the floor
• Correction system
• Maximum power
• Type of resistance: air, mechanical, fluid, magnetic / electromagnetic
• Number of resistance levels
• Control adjust for resistance: adjustment knob, handlebar lever, smartphone / tablet
• Interactivity

At Bikesul we have bike trainers. Visit us or contact us to choose the best one for you!