G’afternoon! Last time I bought a trainer (Tacx Flux) users on this forum were very helpful in helping me identifying whether it would work with my bike.
I’m now looking to upgrade to a direct drive - the Kickr Core in particular. Thing is, despite having watched numerous YouTube videos I’m still uncertain how bikes and trainers work in regards to direct drive models and cassettes.
I have a Voodoo Limba, which was the cheapest bike I could afford during lockdown:
halfords dot com /bikes/adventure-bikes/voodoo-limba-mens-adventure-bike—52-54.5-57cm-frames-445554.html
My specific question is whether I should use my bike’s existing 8-speed Shimano cassette on it on the Kickr Core (a slightly cheaper option as I can pick up a second hand Core that doesn’t come with a cassette), or whether I should buy a new Core and use the cassette that comes with it.
I don’t quite understand whether it’s an advantage to use your bike’s existing cassette or not. I’ve read that it is an advantage as your cassette will match your bike’s gears.
However, if I used the cassette that comes with the Core, would that still work? And would it offer a superior experience due to having more than 8 gears?
Yes, I am comically clueless. Any insight much appreciated! Thanks.