An indoor trainer can be one of the best buys you will ever make.
They allow you to train within the confines of your home no matter what your mates (or the world) are doing. The other key benefit is they unlock your full performance potential by enabling you to ride through the cooler winter months and carry your form into Spring.
In this article, we will guide you through five of the products from the Saris Indoor Trainer range. Saris is based in Wisconsin USA, where the vast majority of their products are made.
The SARIS H3 Direct Drive Smart Trainer | R19 999
Best in class for real-ride-feel
This award-winning smart trainer is the latest version of the original ‘Hammer’ but is far quieter – by a factor of 5! Meaning, at 32kph it yields a mere 59 decibels which makes it the quietest in the entire Saris range. The 9kg precision-balanced flywheel can replicate a 20% climbing gradient and handle 2000 watts. The H3 measures power, speed and cadence plus its dual-band ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth communication means you can use it on Zwift, Rouvy and Sufferfest. You will love the super-wide footprint of the folding legs which improves stability and the ergonomic carry handle which makes it easy enough to move about. It is compatible with Shimano 8-11 speed cassettes (XD, XDR freehubs are sold separately), thru-axle and quick-release hubs. More bicyclepower.co.za
The SARIS MP1 Nfinity Trainer Platform | R21 499
A new way to bike indoors
The Saris MP1 training platform incorporates fore/aft movement with side-to-side movement to produce an indoor training experience like no other. This movement alleviates pressure when riding the bike, meaning you’ll adopt a better riding style indoors, you’ll be more comfortable and you’ll be able to ride for longer indoors. You will simply not believe how comfortable and authentic the ride feel is. Perhaps the best feature is the cross-compatibility with just about every trainer on the market. More bicyclepower.co.za
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The SARIS M2 Smart Trainer | R9 499
The do-it-all option
The Saris M2 is a do-it-all, smart bike trainer that is capable of replicating any workout thrown its way, up to 1500 watts and a 15% climbing grade. Simply connect to your indoor cycling application of choice via integrated dual-band ANT+ FE-C and Bluetooth, and let the M2’s electromagnetic response system do the rest. And thanks to integrated speed, cadence and power data, you can track and record performance data without extra external sensors. An innovative clutch knob ensures a perfect tire-to roller connection for every single ride. More bicyclepower.co.za
The SARIS Fluid Smart Equipped | R4 999
Your gateway to virtual training
The Saris Fluid Smart Equipped trainer is the easiest, most affordable way to access to virtual training communities such as Rouvy and Zwift, using a basic bike trainer and a speed sensor. The sturdy, classic bike trainer frame features a reliable and quiet fluid unit that offers progressive resistance. Simply install the magnetless speed sensor on the rear wheel of your bike, mount your bike to the Fluid bike trainer, connect to your indoor cycling application of choice via Bluetooth or ANT+ and you’re ready to ride. More bicyclepower.co.za
The CycleOps Tempo Mag Trainer Kit | R3 399
Get in the game
The Tempo Mag Kit is the perfect solution to getting in a ride when it is too cold, wet or dark to go outside. Featuring quick and easy setup for on-the-spot rides, the H Mag trainer features a magnetic resistance unit with five adjustable levels of linear resistance to accommodate your workout. The kit is inclusive of the trainer frame and resistance unit, a quick release, training mat, front-wheel support block and sweat towel. More bicyclepower.co.za