Serious Zwifting requires some sort of platform for storing things like your keyboard, mouse, phone, iPad, TV remote, towels, laptop… the list goes on! I run Zwift from a PC into a TV, so at a minimum, I need my keyboard, mouse, phone and remote within easy reach.
For three years I used a music stand for this purpose, which did a passable job. Music stands are wobbly, though, and don’t provide much space. Like many Zwifters I had lusted after the Wahoo KICKR Indoor Cycling Desk, but just couldn’t pull the trigger on a $250USD table. I wanted something larger and sturdier, but I didn’t want it that bad!
In reading Amazon comments on the Wahoo desk I discovered a lower-priced alternative: the Conquer Desk. Priced at $139USD, the Conquer desk is nearly identical to Wahoo’s except it’s got Zwifty orange accents, bidon-holders, and costs $100 less! I ordered one, it arrived 3 days later, and I’ve been using it ever since. Here’s my quick review…
- Height adjustable from 35″ to 47″
- Fits nicely around your front wheel so the table is within reach while riding
- Easily portable with locking wheels for easy movement and stability once in position
- Well-designed 14″x28″ desktop has a non-slip surface, two cupholders, a tablet/phone stand and channels for cables
- Steel frame for strength and durability
- Priced at $139, ships free from Amazon (at least within the US)r
Unpacking and assembling the table takes 10-15 minutes, and the desk ships with the only tools you need.
The desk is almost entirely made of hi-tensile steel, with the exception being the plastic desktop. Even the desktop has a steel frame, though, so it can hold plenty of weight!
There’s really nothing more than needs to be said: if you’re looking for a Zwift station desk, the Conquer desk deserves a look!
Here are a few other indoor trainer desk options:
- RAD Cycle Products portable fitness desk: sold on Amazon, this looks to be exactly like the Conquer desk, but with blue accents.
- Wahoo KICKR Indoor Cycling Desk was the first true indoor cycling desk on the market. It’s not cheap, but it’s well-made.
- Saris TD1 Bike Trainer Desk: the most expensive option, but also the sturdiest. Plus it’s got power plugs built in!
What About You?
What do you use for your trainer table, and are you happy with it? Share tips and links below!