Tacx Booster turbo trainer £289.99

Magnetic resistance training

BikeRadar score 4/5

This stable pain engine is perfect for riders with serious leg power and a sadistic streak to match. It comes assembled in its own reinforced carry bag and you get a Skyliner front wheel riser block too. 

Wide splayed legs make it super stable, the locking latch means it’s quick to attach your bike and the engine is covered to stop burnt fingers after long sessions. 

It’s noisy but the spin feel is smooth, with decent run-on at slower speeds. You’ll need to be prepared for a proper pasting though, as the Booster is specifically designed for super powerful riders at a pro level. 

That means a huge amount of resistance increase across the 10-setting remote lever range, to the point where we couldn’t even get it into the big ring in the highest setting. 

This article was originally published in Triathlon Plus magazine, available on Zinio.

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