Hey guys. Looking to get a bike trainer to use with my Niner Air9 MTB. Sadly I ordered the Wahoo Kickr Snap only to find out that the rear gear hub on my bike is 6mm too wide for it. The upgrade to the full Wahoo Kickr is a bit more than I want to spend. Any suggestions for a solid trainer that fits a wider MTB (148mm rear gear hub)?
The Air9's I see online have a 148x12mm thru axle which Cycleops says will work with several of their trainers, with a $60 adapter. 2.0 inch tire width seem to be the max though. Other option is getting a beater road bike for the trainer.https://www.cycleops.com/product/thru-axle-adapter
Thanks Mason. Turns out very few trainers fit my bike as it is. Looks like I'll just have to upgrade to the sweeter trainer ;)
What's money to an adventure racer anyway, right? :)
I may be biased, but while the upgrade to a smart trainer (Wahoo, Cycleops, TacX) may seem significant, it’s a solid investment in training, especially if you live somewhere with tough winters. The bike workout is fantastic, with a host of apps compatible with them. When you consider that many ARs are 60+% biking these days, it pays to be a strong rider.
Britty, if I buy I a trainer, can you promise me I will win Zwift races like you?
interactive training with power, real time feedback, TraineRoad workouts designed to increase FTP.
Find a way, sell one of your bikes, whatever it takes.
If the goal is to become a stronger faster rider, it’s the way to go. Just follow a TraineRoad program based on available days and hrs per week. 2018s have thru axle.
Alright guys. Feeling better about our investment already. Anxiously awaiting its arrival - sadly on backorder for 2 weeks!
I use TrainerRoad too. Good investment.