I have been offered an older smart trainer for around 250 notes but not sure the features are where we want to be these days...
It's a tacx flow 2220 with the CAR steering:
I tried it yesterday and it's my first time on a smart trainer, I enjoyed a more immersive feel. However, it doesn't have Bluetooth or ant+ so had to be set up with the PC. The steering frame doesn't do too much and it will take a while to set all up as I don't have space to keep one bike connected.
Just seen the tacx smart 2240 at Halfords at under 200 with BC discount. Does this do everything the former does? With Bluetooth and ant+ can I connect to bigring.vr as don't think the other will (love that site).
The only downside I can see is it says max slope 6% though can't see what it is on the former. Is this a big limit, could I just replicate bigger slopes with a tougher gear. If you had a max of 300 for a trainer, what would you do?