INDOOR TRAINER

Indoor Trainer

Choosing the right Indoor Bike Trainer for you:

Bicycling in the UAE has picked up exponentially in the past several years.
A lot of people now getting into the sport either for general fitness or serious competition. In the fast-paced hectic Dubai lifestyle, somehow one can barely find time to cycle and train.
The scorching summers we have, also presents a challenge to maintain one’s fitness. One great solution for this dilemma is investing in an indoor trainer.

How to pick the right trainer for you:

In order for you to pick the right type of indoor trainer suited for your needs and environment, you need to know what type of trainers are available out there in the market. We have here at Wolfi’s Bike Shop an extensive line-up of indoor trainers that will suit your every training needs.

Types of Indoor Trainers available at Wolfi's:

Each type of indoor trainer carries it’s own benefits depending on the type of training one decides to embark on.

Different Kinds of Trainers:

Fluid trainers: There is a liquid substance inside the trainer (commonly used is silicon) This type of trainer offers progressive resistance as you pedal faster. Fluid trainers have become a popular choice with because it simulates actual road-like feel, power and accurate ride (flats, hills, sprints, etc.). This is ideal for someone who has limited space and needs the operation of trainer to be as silent as possible.

Simulates a more road-like feel than do wind or magnetic trainers. Multiple ride options require no adjustments. Quiet to use. Perfect for small flats where privacy is a must.

Typically, pricier than magnetic trainers. With heavy usage, they get hot which has a tendency to shorten their lifespan.

Optional smart upgrades are available to use this trainer on third-party apps like Swift, Trainer road, Training peaks etc. (please request more information regarding this form one of our trained staff)

We carry the following brands fluid trainers

Magnetic: Uses a magnetic flywheel to create fixed resistance, your pedaling does not get harder as your cadence increases. You can either shift gears on your bike or use the adjustment settings on the trainer if you want to increase resistance. Some use spring-loaded magnets to help create progressive resistance.

Relatively quiet and inexpensive. Resistance can be adjusted to simulate easy roads, hills or intervals; some have adjust-on-the-fly capabilities using a remote control.

Resistance settings may be manually adjusted; basic models require you to dismount the bike to adjust the settings.

Optional smart upgrades are available to use this trainer on third-party apps like Swift, Trainer road, Training peaks etc. (please request more information regarding this form one of our trained staff)

Wolfi’s carry magnetic resistance trainers from the following brands:

Interactive or Smart Trainers - interactive features offer the ultimate training experience.

These trainers connect seamlessly to your phone, tablet, pc or even apple tv to provide an interactive experience. These trainers will automatically adjust the resistance of the unit based on the information given to it through which ever application you choose to use.

Ever popular third party apps such as Zwift allows you to train in a virtual world along side your friend in his or her living room, even if he or she is across the world. Join group rides and races or take a ride up popular climbs with Tacx Desktop application. (these applications usually have a small subscription fee but is certainly worth it)

These trainers will also give you the most information you need in terms of data feedback. Analytics such as power, FTP tests, cadence, speed, heart rate etc, all whilst challenging yourself in a virtual world.

Connectivity is usually based through Bluetooth,Ant+ or Bluetooth smart and FEC protocol. (please inquire about the most ideal method of connection to your device form one of our trained staff members)

*also consider getting accessories such as trainer mats, sweat covers, tablet or phone holder etc to make your ride more enjoyable.

Wolfi’s carry interactive magnetic resistance trainers from the following brands:

Direct-Drive Turbo TrainersThese trainers involve removing your back wheel completely and mounting it directly to the trainer. The advantage of this is less calibration hassles, better pedal feedback from the trainer, virtually no loss of power from friction from the tyre or calibration issues and less noise. You also don’t have to buy a second wheel with a trainer tyre or damage your beloved racing tyre.

This is also the most accurate type of trainer due to the mechanism usually mounted either directly (in the case of the Tacx Neo) or via drive belt to the brake unit (like the tacx Flux or Jetblack Whisperdrive smart)

These trainers also give you the smart technology features which connect seamlessly to your phone, tablet, pc or even apple tv to provide an interactive experience. These trainers will automatically adjust the resistance of the unit based on the information given to it through which ever application you choose to use.

Ever popular third party apps such as Zwift allows you to train in a virtual world along side your friend in his or her living room, even if he or she is across the world. Join group rides and races or take a ride up popular climbs with Tacx Desktop application. (these applications usually have a small subscription fee but is certainly worth it)

These trainers will also give you the most information you need in terms of data feedback. Analytics such as power, FTP tests, cadence, speed, heart rate etc, all whilst challenging yourself in a virtual world.

Connectivity is usually based through Bluetooth,Ant+ or Bluetooth smart and FEC protocol. (please inquire about the most ideal method of connection to your device form one of our trained staff members)

*please note that would be required to purchase a cassette with this unit so ensure you know how many gears your bike has prior to visiting our showroom so we can best assist you.

*also consider getting accessories such as trainer mats, sweat covers, tablet or phone holder etc to make your ride more enjoyable.

Wolfi’s carry direct drive turbo trainers from the following brands:

Rollers: is a more challenging endeavor as one must balance one’s bike atop 3 cylinders—2 on the back wheel, 1 on the front—while at the same time pedaling. Mostly for pro riders and serious enthusiasts, this trainer will challenge you to improve your balance and core.

Works your pedal stroke better than other trainers; realistically simulates the road riding experience.

Requires good balance and a smooth pedaling cadence to use comfortably. Inexperienced riders could fall off until getting the hang of it. Please take your time when learning to ride this unit. It is advised to start next to a wall or something to hold on to until you learn how to efficiently ride this trainer.

Wolfi’s carry rollers from the following brand:

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