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Blackburn Trakstand Ultra

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£199.99

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Ultimate Pursuits www.ultimatepursuits.co.uk

Blackburn has produced rock-solid trainers for decades, but this turbo Terminator is an acquired taste. The angular frame with locking A struts is stable, and the winder and screw axle clamp makes solid bike connection easy.

It barely lifts the bike so you don’t need to chock the front wheel. The resistance is controlled by big ball bearings being pushed outwards onto a clutch by centrifugal force. It starts off easy in any gear but piles on the resistance as you accelerate and push the balls out.

Adding more resistance than the factory-set medium level means adding more balls to the clutch. Get it set up and Blackburn’s lifetime warranty means you’ve got a friend for life.

 
 

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