To follow up on our article about the advantages of having a bike trainer, here is guide on the different types of trainers. These different Tacx Smart Bike trainer will allow you to find the best station for you according to your budget and needs.
Tacx GALAXIA – The “On The Go” Solution
The Tacx Galaxia roller trainer is the perfect way to improve your cycling performance. Uniquely designed, this trainer uses kinetic energy to move forward and backward as you cycle, providing a more realistic experience that will help you reach your cycling goals.
Practice your balance
Since your bike is not fixed to the trainer, you will need to stay alert and focused. The rolls are made to keep you centered but with your pedal strokes, you will always go from left to right.
Perfect trainer to warm up before a race
Since it is very small and lightweight, a lot of athletes use these before their races. You will see these trainers in mountain biking, road cycling and track cycling as well. Another great feature to take these out at the racetrack is that they don’t need electricity to work. You simply get on it with your bike and within seconds you can get off and to the start line!
The rolls are usually made from plastic and the structure is usually aluminum or steel. You can adjust the size to make it fit to your bike whether it has 26 or 29 inches wheels.
Tacx Flow, a great mid range smart bike trainer
If you want to become a better cyclist without leaving the comfort of your own home, look no further than the Tacx Flow Smart Trainer. This wheel-on design is easy to set up and securely locks in place, while its virtually silent flywheel lets you ride without disturbing others. Additionally, the Trainer works with popular third-party training apps such as Zwift and Tacx, so you can simulate realistic rides with inclines up to a 7% gradient.
Tacx Flux 2 Smart Trainer – A Mid-Range Direct Drive Trainer
The Tacx Flux Smart Trainer is the perfect addition to any cyclist’s training arsenal. Its powerful smart direct drive lets you ride without disturbing others, and its compatibility with popular third-party training apps such as Zwift and Tacx means you can train with realistically simulated inclines up to a 16% gradient and a maximum Sprint resistance of 2, 000 Watts. Plus, it’s next-to-silent direct drive means you can ride anytime without fear of waking anyone up!
Garmin TacX Neo 2T Smart Bike Trainer
Although the Neo 2T is similar to the Flux 2, it still has a few bonus features that might charm you! First, the gradient simulated are up to 25%. The maximum wattage available is 2220 W. My legs are not at that level yet, but if you are a great sprinter, this might be a must for you. A feature that everybody will appreciate is the fact that you don’t need to plug this trainer. You generate electricity, so the trainer will us that instead of having to plug it in the wall. It is also foldable which can be great when you are not using it. All of these features and its 1% power meter accuracy make it the best Tacx smart trainer there is!
Tacx Neo Bike Smart Indoor Training Bike
The Tacx Neo Bike Smart Indoor Training Bike is the perfect way to stay in shape during the winter. Its innovative design creates a realistic riding experience and accurate-to-life position, while its smart technology lets you ride without disturbing others. With its next-to-silent internal design, you can also ride without waking up your roommates! Additionally, the Tacx Neo Bike Smart Indoor Training Bike measures your power with 1% accuracy and works with popular third-party cycling apps. To this day, the Tacx Neo is the only smart bike with a road feel, a feature that lets you experience the sensation of different road surfaces, such as cobblestone and gravel.
There you have it! You have all the different options of Tacx trainers. Depending on what your goals are and your budget, you will be able to make the right decision! If you are just starting are not sure to like training inside, just start with a base model. Then get a better one next season if you appreciate riding indoors. The used trainers sell well because even though you’ve used it for a few years, it looks new since it’s always inside. (Just wipe off the dust!)
Let us know in the comment if we missed something or if you have other things to say about these trainers!