buying a used smart turbo ?

kingrollo

Veteran
I have been looking at buying a used tacx 2240 - there a geezer selling them on ebay for £120 - he has categorized then as 'cat c - signs of use with cosmetic damage'

I have had basic turbo's before - and never really got on with them, all the pain with non of the fun - hence I am keen to keep the costs down. I was hoping something like zwift might provide a bit more motivation

So buying used, asking for trouble or ok ?
 

vickster

Legendary Member
This sounds a better bet

https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/bkool-pro-turbo-trainer.231163/

Although it’s now spring so turbo not needed, get outside (maybe wait until next week)
 

vickster

Legendary Member
Get one of those then. I wouldn’t buy anything refurbed and unwarranted for the sake of saving £70 if you actually plan to use it
 
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kingrollo

kingrollo

Veteran
Get one of those then. I wouldn’t buy anything refurbed and unwarranted for the sake of saving £70 if you actually plan to use it
Yeah based on past experience, I am not totally convinced I will - so the less cash I fork out the better. I was more wondering if in general used turbo's are good buy or more trouble than they are worth
 

BianchiVirgin

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Definitely better than sitting doing nothing in crap weather but can be soul destroyingly dull to use. However Zwift seems to have put a bit of a dent in the dull bit if you have access to a tablet or similar and a compatible trainer.
 
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