Zwift with a power meter and dumb trainer

Michael Bjerg Tour Down Under
(Image credit: Colin Levitch)

With the continual improvement of turbo trainer technology and accompanying software, the popularity of riding on a turbo trainer has been on a steady ascent for years, but in response to government-imposed lockdown measures, indoor cycling saw a boom in participants as riders tried to keep up their training. 

The replacement of WorldTour races with replicas on platforms - such as this month's Virtual Tour de France on Zwift - only cemented the popularity of the new discipline of cycling, and it wasn't long before turbo trainers started selling out

Mpow Bluetooth Adaptor - Amazon UK

Techkey Bluetooth Adaptor - Amazon USA

TAOPE ANT+ Adaptor - Amazon UK

Anself ANT+ Adaptor - Amazon USA

Before you take the plunge on an adaptor, just ensure you choose something compatible with the power meter or speed sensor you're using.

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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. He 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.