General Discussion: Cycling


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matt_brown89
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90 posts since 23/9/18

26 Mar 2020 09:48
Recommendations for turbo trainer fans? Is there an industry standard one?

Cheers!
swede
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8840 posts since 21/3/09

26 Mar 2020 09:57
wahoo kickr or tacx flux
MrW
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2732 posts since 1/8/11

26 Mar 2020 10:24
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07BR31FWK/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_fqiFEbY733RN5
MrW
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2732 posts since 1/8/11

29 Mar 2020 16:45
Over 26k riders on zwift this afternoon Eek
Goldie
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4724 posts since 17/10/07

31 Mar 2020 19:38
Turbo trainer noob here…

Bought a Tacx Flow off my mate today, do I need anything else to get on Zwift i.e. sensors etc?
Best
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9855 posts since 21/10/05

31 Mar 2020 19:54
It should connect via Bluetooth to your laptop / iPad / phone automatically
Goldie
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4724 posts since 17/10/07

31 Mar 2020 21:47
Do I need an Ant+ stick as well?
Best
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9855 posts since 21/10/05

31 Mar 2020 21:58
I’ve got the same turbo and didn’t need one with a MacBook or iPad. I think you only need ant+ if you want to connected sensors for more accurate watts, heartrate (if not Bluetooth) and rpm etc. It’s worth trying out zwift with basic kit to see how you get on and then adding more if you need it.
Goldie
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4724 posts since 17/10/07

31 Mar 2020 22:05
Sound cheers
MrW
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2732 posts since 1/8/11

1 Apr 2020 21:49
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

3 Apr 2020 06:31
Got a cheap ass single speed (AUD$250 delivered) and put glint tape on it
Goldie
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4724 posts since 17/10/07

6 Apr 2020 12:55
MrW wrote: Over 26k riders on zwift this afternoon Eek
Peaked at 35,000 this weekend Shocked Laughing out loud
matt_brown89
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90 posts since 23/9/18

9 Apr 2020 09:23
Bro had to move back in with me and is self-isolating but wants to keep up with exercise indoors. I suggested he use my turbo trainer but he would need to clip-in shoes. Can anyone recommend a cheapish pair he could grab for this purpose?

Thanks!
Jaymo85
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240 posts since 28/3/13

9 Apr 2020 10:28
Think decathlon do some ok shoes for cheap. Planet X also.
Ronald
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1392 posts since 9/5/04

9 Apr 2020 16:28
matt_brown89 wrote: Bro had to move back in with me and is self-isolating but wants to keep up with exercise indoors. I suggested he use my turbo trainer but he would need to clip-in shoes. Can anyone recommend a cheapish pair he could grab for this purpose?

Thanks!

https://www.sigmasports.com/item/Specialized/Torch-10-Road-Shoes/G6N3?s=1

Sigma are price matching the Bike Republic closing down sale and seem to have better stock levels online.
bill
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4930 posts since 5/8/09

9 Apr 2020 18:22
I need a bike during corona times. Single speed, black… sub 350/400?

I live in Berlin so will mostly likely get stolen but recommendations welcome.
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

10 Apr 2020 22:34
Got this piece of shit mailorder, AUD$250 delivered. Shitty components, plastic pedals. I stuck some glint tape on it to cover up the gay branding. Frame seems reasonable, plan is to upgrade components one at a time over the years:

alchemist
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397 posts since 27/2/07

10 Apr 2020 22:37
why would you build on a 'piece of shit' frame?

you can't polish a turd.
alchemist
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397 posts since 27/2/07

10 Apr 2020 22:38
bill wrote: I need a bike during corona times. Single speed, black… sub 350/400?

I live in Berlin so will mostly likely get stolen but recommendations welcome.

dolan pre cursa

mine still going strong after being thrashed
MLI
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5173 posts since 6/10/09

posted 10 Apr 2020 23:08, edited 10 Apr 2020 23:08
alchemist wrote: why would you build on a 'piece of shit' frame?

you can't polish a turd.

Did you even read my post? "Components shitty, frame reasonable"

Here:

https://www.reidcycles.com.au/products/harrier-1-0-matte-charcoal-1

standard made in taiwan steel frame, not the lightest but not heavy, reviews all say the frame holds up