The best way of training for time on the bike is to – shocker – spend lots of time on your bike. And that’s why turbo trainers and rollers have the edge on a spin bike during the off season. By letting you train on your actual steed, these machines ensure you are prepared for whatever crazy damn thing you’re planning on subjecting yourself to the minute the sun peeks out.
But unless you magically came across an indoor trainer in the skip next to your house, you’ll probably be wondering whether rollers or turbo trainers offer the best by way of training and practicality. So we’ve bunched the pros and cons of each into helpful categories so you can make an informed decision.