As of today, March 25, 2020, what is the best direct drive trainer to buy (not a smart bike)? I just won my battle with Saris and am getting a refund check for $850 after a series of failed H3 and need something comparable to buy fairly quickly.
Primary uses are TR interval training, so ERG mode is important (though power is not since I powermatch with pedals), and Zwift free-riding, so the ability to handle the 17% radio tower climb, as well as being able to adjust to various terrain is important too.
I live in the USA and my two candidates right now are the Wahoo Kickr, and the Tacx Neo2 or Neo 2T (unsure of the difference between the two). I know a few of these threads exist, but its been a few months since the most recent round of smart trainers hit the market so wondering how things are doing for people who have used them for a little while.
Price is important, but I’m willing to spend a little more to get something better and/or more reliable. My worry with TACX is ease of service seeing as they are not USA based. I also know there are other brands out there I may be missing, so let me know what other higher end trainers i should check out. Personal anecodes are welcomed!