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First dabble into road Cycling. Turbo Trainer question?

Hi guys,

So I've just recently within the last 12 weeks or so got into road cycling to improve my fitness and so far I'm really enjoying it.

I know soon the weather will get worse and nights will get darker so i'm looking at getting a turbo trainer to try and maintain my fitness through the winter months.

A couple of smart trainers i'm looking at come with 11 speed cassettes already on them, however the bike i'm riding at the moment only has a 9 speed cassette (11-34T).

So my question is (and may be a stupid one!)... Am i better buying a turbo trainer without a cassette for cheaper and using the cassette from my rear wheel, or can you "adapt" the 11 speed cassette on the trainer to remove a couple of cogs to make it a 9 speed cassette or is it not as simple as that? As i'm assuming I can't just attach my bike and start riding due to the difference in cassettes?

Any help would be much appreciated, thanks in advance.

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