It all depend on how much you use it and your budget. If need something better at a low budget you can look for a used kurt kinetic fluid trainer they have a nice power curver and more accurate than your current trainer.
Hi Gerrie, that’s also good to know. I’ve been doing lots of reading, and though I would have to wait a little longer, I’m leaning towards the Favero Assioma DUO Power Meter Pedals.
Honestly I would avoid something that claims to be +/- 2% accuracy, especially at that price point.
The assioma pedals is awesome. I do have a set.
Just keep in mind that your current trainer won’t be able to give you enough resistance.
Your trainer has a very flat power curve and probably max 400w resistance.
Maybe, but it didn’t get a slating in the Lama Lab, and it’d be waaaay better than zpower.
Fair play. I just tend to avoid brands I’ve never heard of and that price would set off alarm bells. If it’s solid, then awesome bargain.
Ah, I see. Looks like I need to factor in a new trainer if I go down the power meter route. Thanks again Gerrie, all input is much appreciated.
Keep in mind that a new dumb trainer plus separate power meter may get you close to the price of a Hub smart trainer, which imo would be the better way to go (because it’s controllable).
I tried one of these, had to return two of them as they were faulty, just got a refund in the end. You might be luckier than me but I’d avoid the brand in the future
Agreed, it depends what you want, if you train outdoors as well a power meter might be useful but if it is just for a zwift set up a smart trainer will be a much better zwift experience than dumb trainer and power meter
I’d recommend a direct drive smart trainer with a built in power meter (like Zwift Hub or Wahoo Kickr Core).
Smart trainers are able to simulate the grade of the virtual world you are riding through.
And you are able to do watt controlled workouts.
The trainer sets the prescribed watts according to the workout Intervall. All you have to do is pedal, shifting not required.
This would not be available with a dumb trainer and a power meter.
Hi Tom, yes I had a similar thought. I’ve now found myself moving way beyond my initial budget, and back into the “which one to get” territory. Thanks for the input.
Hi Cris, yeah, have been looking at the direct drive and tyre on trainers. A small problem I have is that my (only) bike has a campy groupset, and from what I can gather, the Zwift Hub will not accommodate this, and I would need to purchase a campy spline for the Kickr core. Everyone has been very helpful with advice and have helped me understand that the most accurate Zwift experience is beyond my budget at present, but at least gives me a goal to aim for. Thanks again.
If you have a 11spd campa group set, you can use a 11spd Shimano or SRAM cassette with it, AFAIK.
Hi Chris, should have mentioned it’s a 10 speed (old bike), but that is good to know. Cheers.