Indoor Training Tools Update

Disclaimer: this “Indoor Training Tools Update” post may, like the previous ones, get reviewed or updated every now and then. The reviewed tools / platforms also frequently get updates or added features.

As a result, I cannot guarantee that features or prices mentioned here are still accurate at the time you read this or any of my previous posts.


Over the years, since 2016, I’ve written about my experience with indoor training tools, most of which I have used or at least tried to use.

My two earlier posts are here (last updated December 2017) and here (January 2019).

Before we broke up, I’ve written more about Rouvy than any other and besides the occasional mention, I will not spend more words on them here.

(But I stick to my previous observations and recommendations on them. They’ve increased their prices to $12/€12 a month, no “yearly bonus” discount – the non-conversion of USD to EUR is weird…)

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Indoor Training Tools Revisited

The new Rouvy AR interface
The new Rouvy AR interface – don’t tell me I’m not giving them fair attention and/or credit (where that is due)…

Disclaimer: this post may, like the previous one, get reviewed or updated every now and then. The reviewed tools / platforms also frequently get updates or added features. As a result, I cannot guarantee that features or prices mentioned here are still accurate at the time you read this post.


A few years back, I wrote a post on indoor training tools / apps which I had used or intended to investigate further.

That post has had two inline revisions and another revision would not make it more readable, so I’m dedicating a new post to it 🙂

First, I realized that I only mentioned the Sufferfest in one of the revisions, but the original post had no entry on Sufferlandria at all.

This was probably due to my voluntary exile out of Sufferlandria, but in hindsight, I think it was unfair to leave them out altogether.

So, let me first right that wrong…

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Spring is in the air

Happy lambApart from the occasional escape into an ever windy – and mostly still chilly – polder, the first three months of the year have traditionally been spent on the Tacx.

Not that I consider this punishment – riding outdoors is king, but my iGenius provides me with enough opportunities to avoid boredom.

Obviously, mimicking a climb by playing a “Real Life Video” is second best, but also the “virtual worlds” in the TTS software provide enough variety to keep you entertained.

Besides, the RLV experience is as close as I can get to the real stuff when it comes to climbing. Even if I would go out, the hilly environment of the south of my country is no match.

The Ardennes or Eifel provide more of a challenge, but still nothing like Tre Cime di Lavaredo.

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