We all are certainly spoiled silly with so many choices… The hardest part is the decision. But, I’m convinced that with a few exceptions no matter what you choose you are going to be getting really good tech.
I think Craig gave a great review / advice above.
As for Tacx support, well I only needed to contact them once for a minor issue and my email was personally answered the same day with a promise that the tech would call me if the advice they gave me didn’t fix the issue (which it dit… which basically involved me pulling my head out of my arse).
I will end up with a minimum of 4000km ridden indoors per year. probably more because frankly speaking, I’m having so much fun on Zwift and some other programs. My training also has now been taken to a much higher level because I’m forced to pay attention to things and stick with the program… ERG mode sort of forces that on us, which is a very good thing.
When I look at it this way, the 1600 dollars for the trainer, for me, was a no brainer… It’s going to be where I get the majority of my riding and nearly all of my training accomplished. I certainly hope it will last me a good few years which also helps take the sting out…
For my ability the Neo is WAY more then I need to be honest… I’m mid-pack fodder plodder and could only push the watts to half the stated capacity of the Neo… So, it’s overkill in that respect. But, now this may seem a bit silly, but I live in Japan so this unit lives in my living room where the family needs to look at it and, well, it’s sort of pretty looking, even when it’s all folded up and sitting in the corner. :-)
The most interesting thing is that although my outdoor riding is less then before, it’s a lot more enjoyable for me because I’m now fullfilling my training requirments almost 100% indoors which leaves some nice relaxing recovery rides outdoors where I can actually sort of relax and enjoy things.
Oh… and Shane Miller has a video just out today on the unboxing of the Flux… so, it’s shipping. More Choices! Lucky Us!
Now, what I really really really want for Xmas is more roads on Watopia… lots and lots of them… (and a velodrome in the stocking would be nice also)
See you on the island.