Re: Zwift Meet Up FFBC Shelter Ride Series
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Ask and ye shall receive:^) This is a very good article on smart trainers
If you want to ride with any of the online virtual trainers/mmorpg’s (zwift, sufferfest, trainerroad, rouvy, rgt, etc), you will need a ‘smart’ trainer. This puts you up into the $400+ category. The next decision is wheel-on or direct-drive. Wheel-on uses your rear wheel (and wears the rear tire) - or you have an extra wheel & tire and swap them on you bike. Direct-drive removes the rear wheel, but you have to add (read: buy) an extra cassette to put on the direct-drive trainer. Direct-drive is generally preferable, but adds they start around $800-$900. They are also larger, heavier, and not as easy to store as a wheel-on trainer.
I got a wheel-on Wahoo Kickr Snap, which I like a lot, because I didn’t know if I would use it enough to justify the additional $500 for a direct drive and it’s easier to store.
REI is having a 20% off one thing sale next week (starting today) and it applies to trainers. I got mine from them.
Finally, plan on getting a mat, sweat net, fan, and stack of towels; You will sweat buckets!
From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com> On Behalf Of Randy Fewel
Sent: Friday, May 15, 2020 12:18 PM
To: Jennifer Reungchai <rulersakura@...>
Cc: Vinh Hoang <vinh4959@...>; Group FFBC <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Re: [public info] Zwift Meet Up FFBC Shelter Ride Series
I think I’ll spend my stimulus check on an indoor trainer. I have no idea what to buy. Got any suggestions?