Those of you that follow my fashion blog, will know that I recently bought a Turbo Trainer. This one, to be exact.
With winter approaching, I knew my fear of the rain would have a massive impact on my biking, so it was time to invest in a trainer.
The trainer comes in a flat box and you have to assemble this yourself.
I’m a girl, and was able to do this at 3am after doing a 14 hour shift on no sleep – so if I can do it, you can.
It requires no additional tools. The instructions are a little.. abstract, so to speak. I ended up putting the part the wheel sits on back to front at one point, but I don’t know if that was because I was tired, because the picture instructions don’t explain it very well, or simply because I am Corinne.
Once the trainer is assembled, you can put the ‘resistance thingy’ on (oh yes, clearly I’m a professional blogger). It clips on the front of your bike and allows you to adjust the resistance of the trainer.
You can feel that you get a good work out on this, I usually do about 40-50 mins at a time and I get a sweat going.
The only negative is that it does wear your back tyre quite a bit so I recommend getting a turbo trainer tyre, it is a solid piece of kit though, once assembled it is very easy to use.
The Tacx Blue Motion Turbo Trainer retails for around £150.