Indoor cycling has become a lot more advanced than it used to be in the past. With additions such as virtual reality, performance metrics, and augmented resistance, indoor cycling now offers a lot more than it used to. But with all the options available for resistance trainers available for your indoor cycling, it can be difficult to make a choice. There are several times of resistance trainers. Fluid trainers use hydraulic substances to adjust resistance – that is, if you pedal faster, the resistance increases. Wind trainers will determine the resistance by measuring how hard you pedal the fan, whereas magnetic trainers use opposing magnets to create resistance.
There are many more types, but let’s look at some of the features you should keep in mind when selecting the right resistance trainers. For one thing, you should consider the real-ride feel. When you’re training on your indoor bike, do you feel like you’re traveling on a real road? This may not be a criterion for some, whereas it can be one for others. Still, selecting trainers that simulate real-life conditions will translate better when moving from indoor workouts to outdoors, so they may be more helpful. Another important factor is the adjustable resistance. Not everyone can manage the same level of resistance every day, and there may also be multiple users for the same piece of equipment. Having adjustable resistance can solve the problem by making the trainers usable by everyone.
Noise is another variable to keep in mind. Sometimes, trainers can be noisy, such as wind trainers, and if the room it is kept in is not soundproof, or there are people in the area who wouldn’t want to be disturbed, such as a roommate, or a baby, then you may want to look into getting trainers that aren’t too noisy. After some time, noise can also start getting irritating to you while you work out. You should also keep adaptability in mind. Almost all gear is now connectable with smartphones, so when you get a new training set, you might want one that can connect to your smartphone where you can enter all your workout details and plans, which the trainers can then recreate for you in real-time. This greatly helps your workout by keeping you on track, but your work becomes so much easier.