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7 accessories to make the ultimate pain cave

7 accessories to make the ultimate pain cave

Riding indoors has never been better. With smooth and durable direct drive trainers, virtual training apps and a whole host of accessories, it’s no longer the uncomfortable slog it used to be. Forget staring at the wall counting the minutes, with a crummy fan doing a lousy job of keeping you dry. You no longer have to worry about choppy pedalling on a noisy trainer. Now, you can ride smoothly and comfortably, and the time will fly by. But a proper pain cave isn’t just about having a state-of-the-art trainer. There’s a bunch of things you can get that will not only augment your training sessions, but also make you feel more comfortable.

1. Fan

Proper ventilation and maintaining a cool, dry environment are essential factors to consider. While a sweaty workout can be a sign of hard work, you’ll undoubtedly feel much better if your workout space doesn’t resemble a sauna. Enter Aria, Elite’s smart fan is engineered to authentically recreate the outdoor cycling experience by adjusting airflow. The device adapts to the intensity and data from your workouts, delivering wind speeds of up to 50 km/h, while integrating with sensors and devices to regulate airflow based on your speed, power, heart rate, and body temperature.

2. Gradient simulator

Elevate (literally) your cycling experience with Rizer, Elite’s gradient simulator featuring integrated steering.

This addition to the Elite indoor cycling line ensures that your bike rises and falls, providing you with real-time inclines and declines as you conquer challenging climbs alongside your trainer. It will make indoors feel even more realistic.The Rizer will provide true-to-ride inclines up to 20 per cent and declines as low as – 10 per cent.

3. Steering plate

To make riding on training platforms like Zwift even more fun, why not consider a steering plate?

Sterzo Smart by Elite is an electronic steering plate that will level up your indoor bike training sessions. With the ability to accurately measure the rotation angle of your handlebars as you steer left and right, the wireless connection will transport you into a truly immersive indoor riding experience, making it feel as though you’re out on the open road.

4. Dry Mat

The Elite Dry Mat is designed to provide exceptional resistance, grip, and floor protection, it guarantees a dry and comfortable workout environment thanks to its removable terry cloth section.

The detachable design not only enhances your convenience during workouts but…

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