Hi all, this is my first post.
I sold my very reliable £1400 spin bike, it was solid and took a lot of abuse and sever me well over the years. The reason I sold, well I’m training for triathlon and have lost a fair bit of weight, I want to take it to the next level and for my quality of training to improve and ride for 2 or 3 hours in one sitting. The spin bike was so boring.
Seen all the hype about Zwift and direct drive trainers and was so excited. Sold my spin bike for a very good price and have money aside to add and get a smart trainer and road bike.
The excitement stopped when I read some of the threads in here (which I’m glad I found as may have dodged a bullet) on Kickr, Tacx Neo2T and Saris H3. These are the trainers I’m looking at but all of them seem to be so poorly manufactured? I’m now considering not buying a smart trainer as I can’t afford for my training to take a hit and can’t afford to keep buying new trainers.
Are they badly built and unreliable on a mass scale basis?
I’ve went from being excited and desperate to get one, to now being an anxious and depressed mess incase it doesn’t live up to expectations!
I would ideally like it to last 3 or 4 years at the price they are?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.