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buying a used smart turbo ?

Discussion in 'Virtual Training: Bkool, Zwift, CycleOps & others' started by kingrollo, 2 Mar 2018.

  1. kingrollo

    kingrollo Über Member

    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 ?
  2. vickster

    vickster Legendary Member

    This sounds a better bet


    Although it’s now spring so turbo not needed, get outside (maybe wait until next week)
    The Rover likes this.
  3. OP

    kingrollo Über Member

  4. vickster

    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
  5. OP

    kingrollo Über Member

    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
  6. BianchiVirgin

    BianchiVirgin Active Member

    Norn Iron
    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.
  7. The Rover

    The Rover Über Member

    But I’m open to sensible offers and can post it!