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GiantWaffle completes 100 miles "Century Ride" [R]4 months, 1 week agoSofthijs posted submission on LivestreamFail.
Oct. 20, 2019
Oct. 21, 2019
I went to bed but sure!
do you have decathlon in your country?
- https://www.decathlon.co.uk/flow-smart-t2240-turbo-trainer-800-watts-id_8345488.html depending whether you are from EU or US. I believe tacx is cheaper in EU and wahoo trainers are cheaper in US
- https://www.decathlon.co.uk/turbo-training-mat-170x70cm-id_8369937.html a mat to reduce noise vibrations and catch sweat
- https://www.decathlon.co.uk/zaffiro-pro-turbo-trainer-tyre-700c-id_8300499.html one outer tyre for the back which wont wear&tear that easily compared to a road tyre
- https://www.amazon.com/Docooler%C2%AE-Compatible-Garmin-Forerunner-011-02209-00/dp/B00KNQG7RQ an ANT+ connector USB so you can hook the gear up to your PC and
- lastly you need an ACTUAL bike --> I recommend getting a used bike from someone. People get rid of perfectly fine bikes all the time for a nice price, because when it is your hobby you want to keep upgrading for an even more enjoyable experience. New is better! You only have to make sure it has 700c tyres so the hometrainer tyre fits --> 27"+ can be either mountain bike or road bike for the trainer, road bike is better ofc!
If you add this all together you should be under 500$. It mostly depends on the bike you will buy, but you can get a decent enough one used for 100$. It doesn't have to be the lighest bike as much as it just needs good gears so you can find that sweet spot you love pedalling at up or downhill.
I started with that tacx flow trainer as it is one of the cheapest smart trainers. It simulates gradient up to 6 or 7%, which for me is fine. I have bought a wahoo kickr snap which is the budget medium trainer (goes to 12% and cost me 450eu) but I found myself preferring the limit at around 7% because it matches the gears better. Honestly, you can also get a smart trainer from the elito brand, but I have no experience with that one. I can only recommend you get an actual smart trainer that does the gradient adjusting for you, instead of you having to change the resistance levels yourself. This all adds a LOT to the immersion of actually riding. That is why I think you should not skimp out and go for a 70$ trainer which includes hardware sensors (cadence+speed) to make it 'smart' unless that really is the only way you can afford it.
If you go the sensors route, then you can be done for around 200$ I am pretty sure, but the experience you will get is different.
Looking for a Cheap, Quality ANT+ Dongle [R]2 years, 1 month agoprincip1 posted submission on Zwift.
Jan. 25, 2018
Hey everyone. I've been a Zwifter since the end of December.
I have a Wahoo Kickr, and while my Mac recognizes the trainer via bluetooth, it says "no signal." It's not the trainer--my father's Mac connects just fine via Bluetooth. I've made do by using the mobile link-Bluetooth connection, but this is a hassle. Additionally, I'd need ANT+ for my current heart-rate monitor anyway.
What are your suggestions for an affordable yet decent quality dongle?
How much to get going? [R]2 years, 1 month agoJan. 23, 2018
Jan. 23, 2018
Tacx Flow t 2240 Smart is definitely good enough to just get started. In fact, I race category A races on it. You could get a much cheaper one if you wanted but I love the fact that it has ERG mode which really helps you train properly and simulates the gradients correctly.
Zwift costs £13 per month
In terms of a cheap bike, any road bike would do really. You could use one from the 1950s, as long as the wheels are the standard size. Judging by "Halfords" you are in the UK- you could look to pick up a cheap Carrera second hand for like £100 on ebay, facebook, etc.
For training a heart rate and speed/cadence sensor are both good options- you can get them for under £20 each on aliexpress.com.
You also need an ANT+ sensor USb stick for your computer. This is the best and cheapest one
Another thing you might want is a training tire. It is much more durable on the tacx flow than a normal tire and I haven't had to clean anything off in over 2000km. You can get them for under £20 on Halfords.com. However, if you don't care about saving your back tire then just use the one on the bike.
Tacx flow- £200
Tyre [optional]- £15-20
USB stick- £15
Speed/cadence/Heart rate sensor [possibly optional with Tacx Flow]- £35
Zwift - £13 per month
Total setup could be less than £400 assuming you have a computer or TV you can use. Also you could buy some of the items later on.
Edit: You should also definitely get a yoga/workout mat (about £5 from Decathlon or Sports Direct) to put under the bike plus a fan to keep cool.
Just downloaded zwift [R]2 years, 2 months agoTriifecta posted submission on Zwift.
Dec. 25, 2017
Hello everyone! I just got a Blackburn resistance trainer and downloaded zwift. I was wondering what parts I need to buy to start using zwift. Below are the links of the items I think I need including the Blackburn trakstand that i just got.
Blackburn Trakstand Mag 3 Trainer https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002R74WVM/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_wlzqAbWTF1QKJ
Garmin Bike Speed Sensor and Cadence Sensor https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00JM6DKUA/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_gozqAb8GKEERF
Garmin USB ANT Stick for Garmin Fitness Devices https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00CM381SQ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_7ozqAbC9E3HQV
AmazonBasics USB 2.0 Extension Cable - A-Male to A-Female - 9.8 Feet (3 Meters) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00NH11PEY/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_HpzqAbHE1JXC0
TrainerRoad Equipment Check Question [R]2 years, 9 months agoyomaoni posted submission on triathlon.
May 23, 2017
After reading all the positive reviews, I'm likely going to be signing up for TrainerRoad. I was looking at their equipment checker, and just want to confirm I'm good. Hope you all can help..
I have a Garmin 735 with Speed and Cadence Sensors on my bike, but I have quite a basic, "dumb" trainer. :) RAD Magnetic https://www.amazon.com/RAD-Cycle-Products-Portable-Trainer/dp/B004ROT3LC/ref=lp_2599306011_1_4?srs=2599306011&ie=UTF8&qid=1495552667&sr=8-4
Although Trainerroad's site doesn't have RAD listed as far as supports trainers, From what it seems, and what I've read in other posts here, am I still able to use their "Virtual Power" Option with the cadence/speed sensors?
The trainer I have is fine, if I can get away without having to upgrade a trainer I'll be pumped.
Thanks in advance!
May 23, 2017
I personally run this ANT+ dongle with a USB ext cable and never had an issue. Much cheaper than a garmin based one.
workouts in zwift [R]3 years, 6 months agoNateGame posted submission on trainerroad.
Aug. 26, 2016
Ive been a trainerroad user for the last 12 months. Started to use zwift on the long sunday ride when the weather is not so good that i can ride outside.
I was wonder if anyone has extracted TR workouts into zwift?
Aug. 27, 2016
You're right, you can only use one stick per application. -'axon sells a really inexpensive ant dongle though that works great:
Workout Plans for Indoor Trainer? [R]4 years agoFeb. 4, 2016
Feb. 4, 2016
This is the ANT+ adapter I have been using for some time. I actually have three of them now and all work just fine with zwift, TR, etc. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00KNQG7RQ?psc=1&redirect=true&ref=ohauidetailpageo05_s02
I would recommend getting a USB extension cable.
I got sick of my friends calling to ask how how zwift "works" and how to set it up. Looking for feedback. [R]4 years, 1 month agoJan. 3, 2016
Jan. 4, 2016
The Docooler USB ANT+ dongle works fine, and is cheaper than the Garmin one.
Cheaper ANT+ Dongles? [R]4 years, 2 months agoskwanto posted submission on bicycling.
Dec. 27, 2015
Now that I'm no longer in California, I finally broke down and got a trainer. I've been eyeballing the whole Zwift thing, and I'm intrigued. I'll need to get an ANT+ dongle for my laptop to get the whole thing to work though. I've seen the Garmin and Suunto dongles, but there are a number of "off brand" examples on Amazon and eBay for a fraction of the price. Have any of you guys experimented with those cheaper options? Any thoughts or recommendations as which might be good and/or which should be avoided?
Dec. 27, 2015
Same, been using this one for a few months w/o any problems http://www.amazon.com/Docooler%C2%AE-Compatible-Garmin-Forerunner-011-02209-00/dp/B00KNQG7RQ/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1451259116&sr=8-1&keywords=docooler+usb+ant%2B
Turbo training [R]4 years, 2 months agoPointlessIndulgence posted submission on bicycling.
Dec. 6, 2015
With the winter finally here, I finally got round to fitting up my old rear wheel with the Tacx TT tyre and getting the TT set up in my room.
I am looking for good ways not to get bored while on the TT or any other good advise for when on it.
Some advice from me to anyone looking to set up a TT, get a fan! It's horrible training with no air flow around you.
Dec. 6, 2015
Yeah, the latest version of Wahoo's speed/cadence sensors are BLE/ANT+. First gen was originally just BLE (I have the originals and the new ones).
The only other thing you'll need is an ANT+ dongle for your computer.
Cheapest one on Amazon is this: http://www.amazon.com/Docooler%C2%AE-Compatible-Garmin-Forerunner-011-02209-00/dp/B00KNQG7RQ
And I know that works, because that's the one I'm using for Zwift.
Does anyone on this site have experience with virtual cycling trainers like cycleops or bkool? If so, what's been your experience? [R]4 years, 3 months agoPointlessIndulgence posted submission on bicycling.
Nov. 10, 2015
Nov. 10, 2015
Keep in mind that you will need an ANT+ dongle for your computer, and of course ANT+ speed/cadence sensors for your bike.
I use this ANT+ dongle, and it works fine: http://www.amazon.com/Docooler%C2%AE-Compatible-Garmin-Forerunner-011-02209-00/dp/B00KNQG7RQ
Zwift indoor cycle trainer HELP [R]4 years, 8 months agoPointlessIndulgence posted submission on bicycling.
June 6, 2015
I'm looking into getting the Zwift cycle training software/game but I'm not 100% sure what I need in terms of equipment and what the best options are.
I want to get a smart trainer that reacts to the inclines and downhills, but the Bkool one is a lot of money are there any cheaper options that are still good quality?
From what I can see the Zwift software is free? Is this correct?
Any help would be great.
June 7, 2015
I personally use this: http://www.amazon.com/Docooler%C2%AE-Compatible-Garmin-Forerunner-011-02209-00/dp/B00KNQG7RQ/ref=sr11?ie=UTF8&qid=1433656861&sr=8-1&keywords=docooler+ant%2B
Zwift cheapskate challenge [R]4 years, 8 months agoreebzor posted submission on Velo.
June 2, 2015
I'm interested in trying out Zwift but don't want to spend the big bucks. Right now I only have a bike..no trainer, no sensors, no nothing. What's the cheapest way I can get started with Zwift?
Weekly /r/Gadgets Advice Superthread! [R]4 years, 10 months agoImForgettableOnImgur posted submission on gadgets.
April 20, 2015
Hey, gadgeteers! Here is this week's thread where we can all post up discussions, comparisons and advice on various gadgets.
Sort by new to see unanswered questions.
April 21, 2015
I recently bought myself a heart monitor strap and ant+ USB receiver stick so that I could track heart rate data but I discovered that the chest strap I bought did not include a transmitter. I've done some more research since and found that this piece is what I'm missing.
I'm not sure if that specific brand is compatible with usb stick that I already have. Does anyone have any experience with this device or know of another brand of the same item that I can buy?
So far I've only been able to find strap-transmitter combo's but I've heard that it's possible to get Garmin's transmitter separate. I've not been able to find any such market yet though.