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Reviews Beto Turbo

Beto Turbo

Fan-equipped turbo trainers have always been the basic budget option. Unfortunately, this one shows exactly why magnet and fluid units are so popular. The frame of the Beto is pretty good, being fully assembled from the box.

As long as you lock them out properly (we didn’t and the whole unit fell over, taking us with it), the broad splayed legs are stable. The twin winder engagement is also fast and secure.

But the skinny metal roller is so momentum-free, it makes for a truly choppy ride. The twin-hooded fan units also provide such little resistance that we barely broke sweat. But the real howler is the noise.

You’ll be lip-reading the TV at a steady pace, and at full tilt the scream is deafening. Basically, this trainer is only appropriate for triathletes who reside in a remote farmhouse.

Contact : Moore Large and Co 01332 274200 www.moorelarge.co.uk

Profile image of Matt Baird Matt Baird Editor of Cycling Plus magazine


Matt is a regular contributor to 220 Triathlon, having joined the magazine in 2008. He’s raced everything from super-sprint to Ironman, duathlons and off-road triathlons, and can regularly be seen on the roads and trails around Bristol. Matt is the author of Triathlon! from Aurum Press and is now the editor of Cycling Plus magazine.

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