I’ve currently got a wheel-on Tacx Bushido which has mostly been working well after I managed to hack a fix after the mounting system broke several times however after receiving a bonus at work I am considering spending some of it on a direct drive trainer.
The main reason is that I am noticing that the Bushido is woeful at applying the correct power on short spring intervals and that Power Match can often take quite some time to zero in on the required resistance at the beginning of workouts, even after calibration
My main hesitation is that one of the major benefits of a direct drive is stated to be its power accuracy however as my power source is (and will continue to be) my Assioma Duos this is not a factor for me, I also have a dedicated bike I use on the trainer with a trainer tire so wheel so the hassle of swapping wheels also isn’t a consideration
If however, that the riding experience on a DD trainer is noticeably improved and can address my above issues with my wheel-on trainer I am happy to part with the dollars
Would be interested to hear peoples thoughts, especially from those who have had the experience going from a wheel-on to DD and if they thought it was worth it
Thanks in advance