So, you’ve decided that you’re obsessive enough about cycling that you need to be able to do it inside. Awesome. Turbo trainers are a fantastic way to maintain your fitness over the winter, warm up before a big race, or just keep you stoked on cycling whatever the weather.
The decisions you have to make in regards to purchasing a turbo trainer are quite simple, but it helps if you have a little knowledge of how they work.
Turbo trainers fix to the quick release of your rear wheel, coming with a model-specific skewer to replace your bike’s standard one. Then two cones clamp around the skewer via cam levers. And that’s just the beginning. Read on for an insight in how turbo trainers work, and what you need to consider.