For those of us in less-than-temperate climes, the reality of winter includes a lot of trainer time. And, while we cyclists are generally more than happy to spend money on kits, components, and bikes, indoor trainers don't typically make the cut. If you think about it in terms of return on investment, though, a genuinely comfortable, powerful training tool should be on your list if you ride indoors for more than a month or two of the year (looking at you, Wisconsin). The steel-framed CycleOps Phantom 1 Indoor Cycle is adjustable at all of your touchpoints, accepts normal saddles and pedals, and locates the 48lb freewheel to the rear, so you don't gum it up with perspiration.
- Recommended Use: indoor training
- Manufacturer Warranty: 10 years on frame