Do I need a smart trainer for TrainerRoad?

Do I need a smart trainer for TrainerRoad?

Do I need a smart trainer for TrainerRoad?

Do I need a trainer to use TrainerRoad? You will need a trainer for all of your indoor workouts. You can use any compatible smart trainer, magnetic trainer, fluid trainer, rollers, and spin bikes. If you'd like to see if your trainer is supported, check out the TrainerRoad Equipment Checker.

Do you really need a smart trainer?

While we're talking about the cost, it's worth bearing in mind that you don't need a smart trainer to ride on Zwift. A smart trainer transmits your power data and can change the resistance so you can feel virtual hills, but you can use a supported classic trainer and a speed sensor instead.

Can you use TrainerRoad with a stationary bike?

Peloton stationary bikes are not supported by TrainerRoad. Peloton doesn't broadcast its workout data, and it can't be paired to TrainerRoad. ... As a workaround, completed Peloton workouts can sync to Strava, and then automatically import into TrainerRoad.

Do I need a power meter to use TrainerRoad?

Power-based training is the gold standard in modern cycling, but power meters aren't required to effectively train with structure. Learning to train by feel can make you faster without expensive equipment, and can help you master your response to the discomfort of hard efforts.

What do you need for TrainerRoad?

All workouts require a bike, a trainer, and a computer (laptop or desktop, Mac or PC) or a compatible iOS/Android device. An Internet connection is not required to work out, but you'll need one to get your initial workouts and sync them to the cloud.

Is there a free version of TrainerRoad?

They are both paid subscription services – Zwift gives you a seven-day free trial so you can try it out, while TrainerRoad lets you reclaim your money within 30 days if you're not happy with it – and both work on a plethora of devices, computers and smartphones.

Is Zwift worth it without a smart trainer?

For best experience, a smart trainer is recommended for Zwift. However, if you only have a classic trainer, then getting a power meter or a speed and cadence sensor for your bike will make it possible for you to enjoy Zwift.

Are indoor smart trainers worth it?

Smart trainers are great for winter training, but they also make a lot of sense for someone that lives in the city and can't get out of the hustle and bustle in the summer. To get the full experience, you're going to have to spend a lot of money. Most of the high-end trainers cost over a grand.

What trainers work with TrainerRoad?

Reviewed by BikeRadar | Smart trainers compatible with Zwift, TrainerRoad, The Sufferfest, RGT Cycling and Rouvy

  • Elite Suito.
  • Saris H3.
  • Tacx Neo 2T.
  • Wahoo Kickr.
  • Wahoo Kickr Core.
  • BKool Smart Air Lite.
  • Elite Drivo II.
  • Kurt Kinetic R1.

What is VirtualPower TrainerRoad?

VirtualPower allows riders to derive power readings without a power meter. ... TrainerRoad takes speed readings from a rider's speed sensor and uses those speed readings to calculate VirtualPower based on the trainer's power curve.

Which is the best mode for a Smart Trainer?

  • Shown above is a power curve of magnetic and fluid trainers. Resistance Mode mimics the linear power curve of a magnetic trainer. For most training sessions, we recommend using ERG mode. In this mode, smart trainers constantly adjust resistance to match TrainerRoad's target power - no shifting or cadence adjustments necessary.

Can you use trainerroad on more than one device?

  • TrainerRoad is compatible with Android and iOS devices. You can find our mobile apps on the Google Play Store and the Apple App Store. Can I use TrainerRoad on more than one device? Yes! You can set TrainerRoad up on multiple platforms and login to multiple devices at once. You have so many workouts! Where should I start?

What's the difference between trainerroad and erg mode?

  • Resistance Mode mimics the linear power curve of a magnetic trainer. For most training sessions, we recommend using ERG mode. In this mode, smart trainers constantly adjust resistance to match TrainerRoad's target power - no shifting or cadence adjustments necessary. ERG mode allows you to focus purely on the workout at hand.

Are there any strength training plans on trainerroad?

  • TrainerRoad does not have any strength; or weight-based training plans. If you are looking for advice around cycling specific strength training, check out the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast or the TrainerRoad forum. Can I use TrainerRoad outside?

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