* No need to worry about time, road conditions or traffic
* Safe and convenient way to rehab leg injuries in comfort of your own home
* Save money by transforming your current bike into an indoor machine
Sometimes riding your bike outside isn’t an option, especially during inclement weather. If you are an avid cyclist, training for an event or just want to ride for exercise, then an indoor bike trainer might be a good solution.
Whether you are a competitive cyclist or SoulCycle enthusiast, an indoor bike trainer can keep you in your training zone and keep up your stamina when you can’t get outside or to the gym. Plan your workouts around your schedule and enjoy riding anytime in the comfort of your own home, while watching your favorite TV shows or listening to your own music.
Indoor Bike Trainers are also an economical way to get your workout(s) in without having to spend a fortune on spin classes, hassle with a gym membership or invest in those expensive indoor stationary bikes.
Whatever the reason, we have sourced four of the best and highly-rated bike trainers on the market that will make riding indoors something you can actually look forward to.
1. Indoor Bike Trainer
The Indoor Bike Trainer Exercise Stand by Gavin allows you to train throughout the year regardless of the weather. Made of heavy-duty construction materials, this trainer has a single adjustment, progressive magnetic resistance with a front wheel riser block, is easy to assemble and folds for compact storage. Just lock your current bike into the stand and pedal away.
2. Magnetic Resistance Indoor Bike Trainer
The Indoor Bike Trainer Stand by Health Line Products has 8 levels of magnetic resistance that can be adjusted through the handlebar according to your pedal speed and provides the most realistic road riding experience. An extra wide and heavy duty frame makes the bike trainer more stable with a support weight of 330 pounds. Other features include upgraded noise reduction, a fan to prevent overheating and a foldable frame for easy storage.
3. Fluid Bicycle Trainer
Travel Trac’s Comp Fluid Bicycle Trainer has fluid resistance to provide a smooth, quiet and natural ride. This version uses progressive fluid resistance, which means the faster you pedal the harder it gets to give you an intense workout. A wide, stable base, easy setup and folding frame complete this highly-rated bicycle trainer.
4. Fluid2 Indoor Trainer
One of the best selling trainers on the market, the CycleOps Fluid2 Indoor Trainer is equipped with a large, precision-balanced flywheel to allow you to customize each ride simply by shifting gears, just as you would outside. Designed to fit common road and mountain bike frames, the CycleOps has reduced noise levels (so you won’t bother neighbors downstairs), self-cooling mechanisms, and is built with 100% recyclable, non-rusting materials (I.e. sweat away without worry).
BONUS: Bike Trainer Equipment Mat
Once you have chosen your trainer, then you will need an equipment mat. The mat is designed to protect your floors from scratches and dents that can happen with any heavy-duty indoor trainer. The Equipment Mat from Conquer Exercise is made from durable PVC material and is specially designed to sit under bikes and/or other cardio equipment to keep your floors free from scratches and sweat. Along with protecting floors, this mat will lessen noise and vibrations caused by your machine. Lt’s get riding!