2017 Triathlete Buyer’s Guide: Indoor Trainers


$650, Backcountry.com

The draw: Insane power

The $550–$650 trainer category is a crowded set this year, but the Rampa from Italian cycling company Elite differentiates itself by providing more resistance than some of the less expensive options—up to 1,250 watts worth versus others that tend to top out at less than 1,000 watts. This enables you to throw down in a hard sprint on Zwift. Of course, 1,250 watts is a fairly substantial amount, and a figure only the most elite riders might need to exceed. Like other trainers, it provides support over ANT+ and Bluetooth Smart.