Tacx Booster turbo trainer review

Magnetic resistance training

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4.0 out of 5 star rating 4.0
GBP £259.99 RRP | AUD $529.00 | USD $389.99
Tacx Booster turbo trainer

Our review

A neat, complete package that gives a smooth, potentially leg-destroying workout
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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.

Product Specifications


Name Booster turbo trainer
Brand Tacx

Description * Super smooth 2kg Fly Wheel * 10 Levels of resistance * Quick and easy assembly (Guaranteed!) * Complete with front wheel support * The Pro Team Trainer for 2012 and official trainers of the Olympics 2012