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Our pick of the best Zwift-compatible turbo trainers 2020

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One of the best Zwift-compatible turbo trainers being used here with an iPad
is the interactive online cycling tool sweeping the world of turbo training, making the once boredom-inducing (for many) slog a distant memory. We’ve selected some of the best Zwift-compatible turbo trainers to make the most of the platform.

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:

6 of the best Zwift-compatible turbo trainers in 2020

Our top six smart picks for getting up and running with Zwift.

1] JetBlack WhisperDrive Mk2 Smart Turbo Trainer
The WhisperDrive is a self-generating electronic resistance turbo trainer that’s virtually silent as you put the power down. It’s compatible with your favourite 3rd Party training apps and delivers speed, cadence, power and numerous ride simulations to immerse you in a realistic road-riding training experience.

2] LifeLine Xplova NOZA S Smart Trainer

This brilliant model offers exceptional performance and value for money thanks to its backing from technology giant Acer, so you can benefit from its market-leading technologies on every indoor session.
4] Elite Drivo Smart Turbo Trainer
Smooth and quiet with unparalleled interaction, the Elite Drivo Direct Drive Smart Trainer is the ultimate training companion. Get all the metrics you need delivered with pinpoint accuracy to help you reach your ultimate goal.

5] Tacx Neo 2T Smart Trainer
Probably the best performance trainer on the market, the Neo 2T Smart is the most powerful, accurate and true to real cycling direct-drive trainer ever made. And, it’s even quieter and smoother to use than anyone believed possible. It features a re-designed motor to provide much higher torque values for the greatest indoor cycling experience.

6] Kinetic R1 Direct-Drive Trainer T-7000

Giving as real a feel as possible to every indoor ride, the innovative R1 lets your bike move naturally for the ultimate training experience.

The best budget turbo trainers to use with Zwift

You’ll need a speed and cadence sensor or a power meter to connect to Zwift if you’re using this type of trainer.

LifeLine ANT+ USB

LifeLine Speed and Cadence Sensor

Note that the new Zwift iOS app only communicates with your iOS device via Bluetooth, not Ant+.

Another of the best Zwift-compatible turbo trainers being used here with a TV display

Our top picks of non-smart turbos for getting up and running with Zwift.

LifeLine TT-02 Fluid Trainer
The robust Lifeline TT-02 is supported by Zwift who have configured its power curve to provide accurate feedback when combined with a speed and cadence sensor and ANT+ stick, giving you an incredible online experience.

Elite Qubo Fluid Turbo Trainer Bundle

The smooth operating Qubo Fluid turbo trainer gives you a genuine real-world feel and this bundle pack includes some essential indoor training accessories.

LifeLine TT-01 Turbo Trainer (Magnetic)
Offering you a smooth, realistic indoor training experience at outstanding value, the TT-01 magnetic bike turbo trainer will help you to maintain your fitness levels when poor weather prevents outdoor riding.

Essential Zwift turbo training accessories

To make the most of the best Zwift-compatible turbo trainers, you should have the right accessories

LifeLine Trainer Table
The LifeLine Trainer Table is height adjustable and will comfortably support your training device, refreshments and nutrition as you tackle your stationary workout.

Tacx USB ANT+ Antenna For PC
This USB dongle connects wirelessly to Android devices and PCs, relaying all the data from your speed, cadence, and power sensors to your training platform.

LifeLine Sweat Net
Indoor training sessions are inherently warm and sweaty due to the lack of air circulation when compared to the great outdoors. Let this Sweat Net catch the corrosive sweat to keep your frame and bar tape in tip-top shape.

LifeLine Speed and Cadence Sensor
Data is the key to improvement and your gateway to online training. LifelLine’s Speed and Cadence Sensor is compatible with ANT+ receivers and mounts discretely on your chainstay, cranks, and spokes.

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