Zwift is the interactive online cycling tool sweeping the world of turbo training, making the once boredom-inducing (for many) slog a distant memory.
With most models of turbo trainer supported, including smart and classic trainers – you should be up and running in no time.
Zwift translates your real world effort into speed in the digital one. Your power, measured by the watts you produce, propels you through the digital landscape.
Just like the real world, your speed is adjusted for your height, weight and the road gradient. We even give you credit for drafting. Zwift
Wondering what’s the best trainer to use with Zwift? Here’s our top picks:
Smart turbo trainers – the best performance trainers for getting up and running with Zwift
Elite Turbo Muin Smart B+ Trainer
Crank your training up a notch with the Elite Turbo Muin Fluid Smart B+ Direct Drive Trainer, the most advanced trainer in Elite’s illustrious range.
Tacx Neo Interactive SmartTrainer
Brand new from Tacx this year, the Neo simulates road feel in a highly realistic manner, with no loss of power. Just like other Smart trainers, the Neo communicates using ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart, allowing it to be connected quickly and easily with Tacx apps and other training software.
Elite Drivo Turbo Trainer
Drivo is interactive and features a 24-point power measuring system with a +/- 1% accuracy, for each pedal stroke. The integrated power measurement system determines the watts expressed as precisely as scientific measuring devices. Drivo combines all the advantages of a professional training tool with an easy and intuitive system.
Tacx Satori Smart T2400 Trainer
This interactive Smart trainer uses complex technology in a user-friendly fashion. In the resistance unit an accurate measurement of your speed, cadence and power is performed.
Elite Qubo Digital Smart B+
The Elite Qubo Digital Smart B+ has been designed specifically for use with a smartphone or tablet, the Qubo Digital Smart features a wirelessly controlled 16-level resistance unit that can be paired with a compatible Android or iOS device via Bluetooth or ANT+.
Kinetic Rock & Roll Smart Control Trainer
The Rock and Roll Smart Control is the only smart electronic trainer that allows your bike to move with you for a more realistic road feel and a stronger core. This system delivers an immersive experience in the saddle, with efficient, targeted workouts and ride simulations that exceeds your expectations.
Non-smart turbo trainers – you’ll need a speed and cadence sensor or a power meter to connect to Zwift if you’re using this type of trainer. Note that the new Zwift iOS app only communicates with your iOS device via Bluetooth, not Ant+.
Brand-X TT-01 Magnetic Turbo Trainer incl Riser
A compact unit with six speeds of resistance adjustable via an ergonomic remote gear lever. Suitable for all common bike types from 26” to 700c. Awarded 4/5 stars from road.cc who summed it up as a “Good value indoor trainer that’s ideal as a first buy.”
Elite SuperCrono Mag Force Elastogel Bundle
Excellent value bundle which includes a travel block to help you find the most comfortable position for training, sweat net to protect your bicycle and prevent corrosion or rust and 550ml Elite branded water bottle. Everything you need to get started.
Tacx Blue Matic T2650 Trainer
The Blue Matic has a magnetic brake with permanent-magnets. You set the resistance selecting one of the ten different positions via the handlebar resistance lever. During your training session the resistance increases as you cycle faster or switch to a heavier setting.