36% off Bkool Smart Air Smart Indoor Turbo Trainer

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High max power and slope replication

At this price, the Smart Air is a great option for a winter of indoor smart training.

Bkool Smart Air Smart Trainer
£699.00
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If you're planning on seeing out the winter in your garage, training away on the smart trainer for hours at a time, then having a trainer that will allow you to use a range of third-party apps is essential for making the experience engaging and fun.

Up to 50% off Mavic Wheels - Huge range of disc a rim brake options available

For us, these essentials would be a quiet trainer with a realistic road feel and enough resistance to make big efforts as hard as possible.

Up to 38% off Shimano 105 R7020 Disc Groupset

While the Bkool Smart Air has had a few teething problems, they can be forgiven given the youth of the company. When testing for road.cc, Dave found that after a bit of help from the support team at Bkool, his test unit had it's initial 8% inaccuracy fixed and the numbers after that were very accurate. You can read his full review here. 

20% off Northwave Flash GTX Winter Cycling Boots

The maximum resistance of 3,000W won't be troubled by the likes of us, but it does mean that the max slope representation of 25% is going to feel just as horrible as it does in the real world!

69% off Easton EC90 SL Disc Carbon Clincher Road Wheelset

That resistance is delivered by a powerful motor that keeps the pedalling feeling very smooth, even when the resistance is up high. You can use the trainer in ERG mode which keeps you pedalling at a specified wattage. That's incredibly helpful for getting very specific interval work done.

Up to 70% off in the Science In Sport Cycling Nutrition Clearance Sale

If you're looking to build an indoor training cave on a budget, this is a trainer to really consider.

Bkool Smart Air Smart Trainer
£699.00
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About Merlin Cycles

Merlin Cycles was initially a mail-order business started in June 1993 by John Moss in the spare bedroom of his house in Whittle Le Woods near Chorley. A few months later the company opened a shop premises in Ormskirk, Lancashire. In 1998 Merlin Cycles moved to larger shop premises in Leyland.

Merlin Cycles spent ten years on the Leyland premises. During this time they began designing their own mountain bikes, including the Rock Lobster steel hardtails and then the Malt aluminium hardtails.

From an original concentration on the UK mountain bike market, recent years has seen the company switch to catering equally for the increasing road cycling market. In 2008 the company moved to their current shop, warehouse and office premises in Buckshaw Village, Chorley.

In 2012 Merlin Cycles began as the sole importer of Dutch-based bike company Sensa. Merlin Cycles now have an exclusive UK deal with Sensa.

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