I am about to pull the trigger on TR but want to make sure that I will be able to use TR with the budget set up I am considering. I am looking to get a set up on a budget as I don’t have the funds available to buy a power meter/smart trainer so I want to buy a trainer that will work with TR’s virtual power system.
What I have:
- Basic road bike (no power meter)
- Garmin 520 with: wheel based speed sensor; cadence sensor; heart rate monitor (all are ANT+)
What I want to get:
- ‘Dumb’ trainer that’s on TR’s virtual power list like CycleOps Mag+ Trainer with Adjuster
- ANT+ dongle for my computer
Would this system work with TR’s virtual power set up? The CycleOps Mag+ trainer is listed on their supported trainers but I just want to make sure I have all the pieces/understand what I need. Like I said I am on a budget and don’t want to buy the trainer/dongle without a better understanding of how everything works together.
Thanks for any help!