I’m looking to replace my existing trainer, which is the 4iiii fliiiight: https://4iiii.com/usa/products/pdp/fliiiight-smart-trainer/default-title/
The flight is a slightly unusual trainer in that it’s wheel on, but doesn’t actually touch the wheel.
I didn’t realise it when I got it, but this has quite a few benefits I really care about:
- taking the bike on and off is quick. I only have one bike, so not having to take wheels off, mess with calibration or adjust the flywheel pressure on the wheel is great
- it’s totally silent
- it’s very compact - I just fold it up and slide it under a couch when I’m done
Also, it supports 3 simultaneous Bluetooth connections. I always use 2 and didn’t realise how’s rare supporting multiple Bluetooth connections was in trainers.
On the flip side it’s “rated” for a 250w ftp and I’m bumping up against that. Sometimes the magnets touch the wheels when the trainer has to try and generate higher resistance, which is why I’m investigating replacing it.
I’m looking at direct drive and wanted some real world feedback on convenience.
It doesn’t look like noise is an issue at the higher end.
Space and easy storage are what I’d like to know about.
I don’t have the space to leave my bike attached to the trainer, so which trainers are easy to get the bike on and off and then fold up and move into a corner?