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Latest turbo trainer availability roundup: Elite trainers return to shelves

Elite Direto X smart trainer
(Image credit: Aaron Borrill)

Ever since lockdown measures were imposed, the availability of turbo trainers and surrounding indoor cycling tech has been on a lockdown of its own. However on Friday the 15th May - almost 2 months after lockdown began - retailers finally managed to restock their shelves. 

Below, we overview our roundup of the best turbo trainers available to buy right now. Move fast though, we don't expect them to last long. 

Turbo trainers in stock today

Elite Qubo Digital Smart | £324.99 at Wiggle
At the time of writing, Wiggle has 39 of the smart wheel-on trainer in stock. It's a cheap way to get started in the indoor cycling scene. View Deal

Elite Turbo Muin II Fluid | £449.99 at Wiggle
Wiggle has secured some stock of the Elite Turbo Muin II, it's a low-cost direct-drive smart turbo trainer that's likely to fly off the proverbial shelf, so be fast if you want to get onto ZwiftView Deal

4iiii Fliiiight | £469.00 at ProBikeKit (Was £479.99)
By using magnets to create resistance there is no wheel contact when in use, no faff with trainer tyres and silent operation is perfect for those that want minimal fuss starting an indoor training ride or dealing with the moaning neighbours downstairs.View Deal

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How it happened

With outdoor racing cancelled, most of Europe forbidden to ride outside, and the UK restricted to a single form of exercise per day with recommended time limits, cyclists turned to the ever-growing indoor cycling scene. Demand soared, stock quickly dwindled, and with factories and warehouses closed, turbo trainer stock sold out across Europe

Riders desperate to continue training volume or get their competitive fix turned to using Zwift with a power meter only, resulting in a surge in the demand for the best power meters, and others looked to eBay in a bid to save money. However, there's no denying the best indoor cycling experience can be had with a dedicated smart direct-drive turbo trainer, so it's unsurprising that turbo trainer demand is still sky-high.