Folks, got a real first word problem on my hands. My team is offering some excellent discounts on both the H2 and M2 trainers. I’m going to bite on one, but given I’m coming from the ignorance of training only with dumb trainers, I don’t know if splurging is worth it.
Quick background: started structured training 3 years ago with a Cycleops magneto. “Upgraded” to a used KK Road Machine a year ago. Do about 90% of my training indoors. Now a Cat 3, thanks to these old, outdated rigs, and not begging for change to be honest since I’ve never had the experience of erg mode. I have a power meter on my race bike, but I train with virtual power on my spare bike just for consistency. I have “dialed” it close on the KK RM to mynpower meter for what it’s worth.
Ok, so… decision time:
Do I spring for the H2 and waltz into the top end of smart training?
Or do I ease on with the M2, which is likely a considerable upgrade given where I’m coming from? Benefit here is I will probably grab some additional gear (likely some spare carbon wheels - budget, yes, but not my primary).