I am sure that this has been asked a million times, however, after trawling through various forums and constantly going round in circles, I turn to you good folk for some much needed advice. In the past few months I have discovered Zwift and developed somewhat of an addiction for it. I am not a cyclist, (I love and live for trail running and hiking) but discovered Zwift during my ongoing recovery from a ruptured Achilles. I have not been able to run for many months and it would not be a lie to say that Zwifting (is that a word?) has pretty much saved me from desperation and depression. To cut a long story short, I borrowed my brother’s road bike and trainer and now it is time to hand it back.
I am really struggling to decide which bike I should buy for my new indoor set up. My plan is to use a Tacx Vortex Smart trainer (I will update this if I am still as obsessed in a few months) but I need a bike to hook up to it. Initially the bike will stay as part of the indoor set up and the issue, as always, is budget. Ideally I want to spend sub £300 on the bike. As I will be back running again soon I am not planning on cycling on the road to start with so only need this bike for indoors. When next summer comes around I will definitely be looking to get a decent road bike to use outside as my running programme will definitely be cut to fewer miles per week.
I am 6ft 1 inch in height and in short would love you guys to give me some suggestions or links as to what to buy.
Thank you in advance.