Trainer flywheel size with heavier riders

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#1

I’ve read there is a correlation between rider weight and the size flywheel on the smart trainer. It was said that most smart trainers assume the weight of the rider to be 165lbs and the bike to be 15 lbs. With that said, is the Tacx Neo better for larger riders (it accommodates a rider up to 265) than say the Wahoo Kickr because of is variable simulated flywheel?


#2

Wahoo Kickr 2017 has a natural road feel when I use 50 chainring and middle of the cassette that came with Kickr. I weigh 210 right now.

Wahoo states 250lb weight limit, to protect your bike frame: https://support.wahoofitness.com/hc/en-us/articles/115001672370-What-is-the-Weight-Limit-for-the-KICKR-Smart-Trainer-