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Is this your Ultimate Indoor Cycling Set-up?

The global pandemic has made indoor cycling one of the most popular exercise and training routine, giving cyclists and triathletes a means to pedal and ride amidst the lockdowns and shelter in place restrictions.

Paired with popular riding apps like zwift and trainerroad, it has given riders the chance to ride in a virtual world and also train more efficiently at the same time.

If money is no object, what will be your ultimate indoor cycling set-up? This SET-UP is what we will be dreaming of too:

A TOP END DIRECT-DRIVE SMART TRAINER

Top on our list are the Tacx Neo 2T Smart and Elite Drivo II

TACX NEO 2T Smart Turbo Trainer

  • Direct Drive
  • 2200 Max Power
  • 25% Max Gradient
  • Connectivity via ANT+, Bluetooth
  • Thru-axle compatible
  • Electromagnetic Flywheel
  • Power meter accuracy: +/- 1 percent

ELITE DRIVO II

  • Direct Drive
  • 3,600 watts max power
  • 24% Max Gradient
  • Connectivity via ANT+, Bluetooth
  • Thru-axle compatible
  • Electromagnetic Flywheel
  • Power meter accuracy: +/- 0 .5 percent

INDOOR CYCLING ACCESSORIES TO MAKE THE EXPERIENCE IMMERSIVE

We will add a platform that will create a realistic riding feel, a smart indoor cycling specific fan, and a trainer desk for an organized riding experienced.

SARIS MP1 Platform

image from Saris.com

The Saris MP1 platform brings the realistic outdoor feel indoors.

  • Nfinity Technology: revolutionary tech that brings movement indoors.
  • Movement for All–side to side and front and back: compatible with a variety of training configurations; bikes, desks and nearly every trainer available.
  • A responsive, immersive and authentic training experience that’s anything but boring.
  • Get Comfortable: reduces pressure on touch points so you can put in the miles.
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KICKR HEADWIND BLUETOOTH FAN

Of course you want wind in your face when you go 35-40km per hour riding indoors. The KICKR HEADWIND is sensor controlled so as your speed or heart rate increases, so will the fan speed, and there are also 4 manual speed settings should you want to set your own ideal airflow.

TD1 Trainer Desk

  • Stay Charged: built-in power strip keeps training necessities nearby and powered up.
  • Pick Your Height: adjustable for wide range of bikes and training configurations.

CINEMA SCREEN OR A BIG-A** FLAT PLANEL

To recreate the ultimate indoor riding experience, a pain cave with huge cinema screens is required. You want the monitor literally to immerse with your scope of view.

As an alternative, you can add a Kickr climb to recreate the ascents and descents of your virtual world (only compatible to kickr smart trainers).

Some may also opt for dedicated smart trainer bike like the Kickr Bike or the Tacx Neo Smart Bike…..and you could spend more for this option.

What do you think? What would you add or prefer in your ultimate pain cave? There are limitless options…either by your imagination or how deep you pockets are.

Featured image includes images from wahoo, elite, and saris websites.

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