While it may not be all ice and snow drifts when you look out the window, winter is undoubtedly here for the foreseeable future. Luckily, whether you like to brave the elements by fat bike or stay indoors on a trainer, Stedman’s has you covered.
If the latter is more your style you’re probably already familiar with the benefits of stationary trainers such as improved fitness, practicality and convenience.
We stock both traditional magnetic & fluid trainers at the shop, but smart training is the new kid on the block and the latest way to stay engaged, focused and make the most of your time.
To start smart training, you’ll need to decide on a trainer type- check out our list below and decide which is best for you.
TO SMART TRAIN YOU’LL NEED: Computer/tablet, ANT+/bluetooth dongle and/or ANT+ speed/power sensors
STAFF PICK: Cycleop’s Fluid2
PROS: Relatively inexpensive
CONS: Medium data accuracy, consistent resistance, individual sensor batteries
YOU’LL NEED: Computer/tablet, ANT+/bluetooth dongle
STAFF PICK: Tacx Neo Smart
PROS: Most accurate riding simulation/experience
CONS: Cost, weight
It’s as easy as 1-2-3:
1. Pick a trainer
2. Pick up an app
3. Pick up a ANT+/bluetooth dongle and connect to your new trainer
There are countless apps to choose from, including staff picks such as Zwift & the Tacx Training app making it fun and easy to get started.
Zwift is shop favorite…
Stop by the shop for a demo ride on products from both Tacx & CycleOps and see what smart training is all about.
Questions/comments? Give us a shout at 401.789.8664 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
ANT+ Dongles pic