Bike Train­ers

Triathlon Magazine Canada - - DEPARTMENT -

IT’S HARD TO call your­self a triath­lete in Canada and not own a bike trainer of some sort. Dur­ing those long win­ter months when be­ing on the road sim­ply isn’t an op­tion, hit­ting a trainer or a set of rollers is sim­ply the only op­tion to be able to get our bike train­ing done. Train­ers don’t only need to be a win­ter habit, ei­ther – they of­fer a su­per-ef­fi­cient way to get your work­outs done in a con­trolled en­vi­ron­ment that’s free of road haz­ards – read cars, trucks and the like. With in­ter­ac­tive pro­grams like Zwift or Train­erRoad that al­low you to en­joy dif­fer­ent routes and even races against your friends or hun­dreds of other ath­letes from around the world, rid­ing a trainer can now be al­most as much fun as hit­ting the roads for your fa­vorite route.

Cana­dian su­per­star Lionel San­ders has made in­door bike train­ing a main­stay in his rou­tine, and more and more pros are fol­low­ing suit as they are see­ing the re­sults that can be had thanks to dis­ci­plined time on a smart trainer or rollers. Here are some train­ers that can help you take your bike train­ing to a new level this fall and win­ter.

Bkool Smart Go

Cy­cleops Ham­mer Direct Drive Trainer

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