I’d asked about this on the ‘Best Dumb Trainer’ thread after the overwhelming positive comments about Kurt Kinetic, but I have a few specific questions after finally getting my head around the product variants.
As background, I’ve been quite happy using my old Elite Chrono Gel which has served me well. I use an on-bike power meter at all times so I’m not too bothered by power measurements from the trainer.
I realistically have two options to upgrade to;
Rock n Roll Smart (£329)
This doesn’t have ERG control but I am quite interested in the Rock n Roll functionality to ease a little bit of uncomfortableness I feel from long sessions in a very static position.
Road Machine Smart Control (£375)
This is getting to the top end of my budget for sure, and whilst it doesn’t have the Rock n Roll motion, it would support ERG mode and Zwift if I ever tried that. I’ve never tried a Smart Trainer so not sure if this would be any better than the ‘non-smart’ choice of the Ronk n Roll unit.
Any words of wisdom would be hugely appreciated!