Cheap turbo trainers: Up to 70% off in the after-Christmas sales

If the weather outside is frightful near you, you're probably considering taking your training indoors as you endeavour to commit to a New Year's resolution and get fit for summer 2024! To help you, we've pulled together a guide containing some of the best deals on indoor trainers, whilst also taking a look at other indoor cycling equipment. 

Tacx Flux S: $749.99$499.99 at Competitive Cyclist33% off -

Tacx Flux S: $749.99 $499.99 at Competitive Cyclist
33% off - It's been on the market for a few years now, but you could do a lot worse than the Flux S from Tacx, it's not quite as accurate as some top-tier models. Having +/- 3% power accuracy. But if you want a sturdy, powerful trainer it's worth a look. Its legs don't fold though and we think this is worth pointing out.
Check out our in-depth Tacx Flux S smart trainer review

Tacx Neo 2T: $1399.99 $899.99 at Amazon36% off -

Tacx Neo 2T: $1399.99 $899.99 at Amazon
36% off - The Neo 2T is a high-spec indoor trainer with an electronic flywheel that offers real-world levels of inertia, as well as advanced pedalling analysis and cool features like rumbling when your Zwift avatar goes over rough surfaces. It's been around for a while, so it misses things like WiFi connectivity (as per Wahoo Kickr V6), but it's still among the best trainers around. If the high spec and accurate power readings are important to you, then this is a good deal worth considering. 

Tacx Flux S Smart: £599.99£449.00 at Sigma Sports25% off -

Tacx Flux S Smart: £599.99 £449.00 at Sigma Sports
25% off - The Tacx Flux S is one of the more affordable direct drive trainers. There's £150 off here and we gave this trainer a four-star review in our own testing. It's compatible with a range of bikes and offers up to 1500 watts, 10% inclines and Bluetooth/ANT+ technology.

Tacx Flux S review

Pinnacle HC: £700.00£210.00 at Evans Cycles£490 off -

Pinnacle HC: £700.00 £210.00 at Evans Cycles
£490 off - Very similar in form and function to the new Zwift Hub and the Lifeline above, the Pinnacle HC is among the cheapest is impressively cheap for a direct-drive trainer. You will need a cassette, though, so factor that into your spending budget.

Elite Direto XR-T: £829.99£499.00 at Evans UK40% off -

Elite Direto XR-T: £829.99 £499.00 at Evans UK
40% off - Like the Elite Direto XR, the XR-T offers up to 2300 watts of resistance, the ability to simulate a 24% grade and accuracy within 1.5%. The only difference between the XR and XR-T is that the 'T' comes with an 11-speed cassette fitted. At today's prices, you can get the XR and a separate cassette for less, but we've included this deal here just in case some of you want the simplicity of having it pre-installed. 

Saris H3:£749.99 £449.00 at Evans UK40% off -

Saris H3: £749.99 £449.00 at Evans UK
40% off - The H3 is quite long in the tooth in its design when compared to the high-end trainers it once competed with. It's 2% accurate, which isn't market leading (1% is) but still more than good enough. It does, however, boast a good maximum resistance of 2000 watts, and a pretty good gradient simulation of 20%. If those specs or the folding legs are important to you, then this new price is pretty competitive. Be sure to consider the Pinnacle HC though, as that's less than half the price of this, still, albeit with lower specs and non-folding legs. 

Tacx Neo 2T: £1,199.00£959.00 at Evans
20% off -

Tacx Neo 2T: £1,199.00 £959.00 at Evans
20% off -
The Neo 2T can be run without mains power, though when plugged in, it can power the flywheel to better simulate descents. It can also mimic rough surfaces, handle an output of up to 2200 watts and can simulate gradients of up to 25% with an accuracy of 1%. The flywheel is 'virtual' (powered by a motor), and therefore is equivalent to 125kg. 

Tacx Neo 2T review

Stages Cycling SB20 Smart Bike: $3,149.99 $1,999.99 at Competitive Cyclist
Save 37%

Stages Cycling SB20 Smart Bike: $3,149.99 $1,999.99 at Competitive Cyclist
Save 37%
- This discount brings the well-renowned Stages SB20 smart bike down to a price that competes with the entry level products in the smart bike space. Boasting impressive specs that include accuracy within 1.5%, 3000 watts of resistance and a 50lb flywheel for realistic inertia, as well as leading features including a silent belt drive drivetrain, virtual shifting with customisable gears and even adjustable crank arms, this model earned 4 stars in our SB20 review, but would be our pick today with this discounted price in mind. 

LifeLine TT-02 | 20% off at Wiggle
UK: £149.99 £119.99

LifeLine TT-02 | 20% off at Wiggle
UK: £149.99 £119.99
The TT-02 is a fluid trainer, meaning it offers a progressive resistance curve (the harder you pedal, the more it resists). It is compatible with QR axle bikes (a thru-axle adaptor is available to buy) and the legs fold up to make it easy to transport. 

LifeLine RT-01 Roller:
UK: £129.99 £99.99 at Wiggle23% off -

LifeLine RT-01 Roller:
£129.99 £99.99 at Wiggle
23% off - Weighing just under 9 kilos and folding in half, training rollers are a useful, engaging way to train and are easily transportable. They will improve your balance, coordination and pedal stroke and can be a breath of fresh air if you're doing a lot of training on a smart trainer.

Josh Croxton
Associate Editor (Tech)

Josh is Associate Editor of Cyclingnews – leading our content on the best bikes, kit and the latest breaking tech stories from the pro peloton.

Josh has been with us since the summer of 2019 and throughout that time he's covered everything from buyer's guides and deals to the latest tech news and reviews. On the bike, Josh has been riding and racing for over 15 years.

He started out racing cross country in his teens back when 26-inch wheels and triple chainsets were still mainstream, but he found favour in road racing in his early 20s, racing at a local and national level for Somerset-based Team Tor 2000. 

These days he rides indoors for convenience and fitness, and outdoors for fun on road, gravel, 'cross and cross-country bikes, the latter usually with his two dogs in tow.