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trainers on a budgetsoulsurfer104
Jan 26, 2004 7:42 PM
i am a 17 year old roadie from socal and i am beginning to get more serious about competing, and i have found that it's really difficult to put in enough hours on the bike without having a trainer, as the sun is only out for so many hours a day (damn that sun!). being 17 i obviously dont have a ton of money but i think that a trainer is a necessity. my coach told me to get something with remote adjustment, and i want a quality product. any suggestions?

....oh, and what about HRMs? any suggestions there?
re: trainers on a budgetSpoiler
Jan 26, 2004 8:29 PM
I don't know if you've set up an ebay account, but this place http://www.stores.ebay.com/bikeswholesalecom/plistings/list/all/dept5/index.html?dir=1&col=2&sotimedisplay=2 has a lot of cheap trainers.

This one in particular might meet your needs.
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=3657457559&category=36141
Check out the Performancebike.com trainer saleSwat Dawg
Jan 27, 2004 12:52 AM
You will find a lot of minoura's on ebay. I bought a minoura 850 mag with remote a little while back, but it is now broken. I wouldn't recommend them compared to a fluid type of trainer. Present Performance is having a ridiculous sale on their fluid trainer with a remote function. It retails for $199 and there are selling it right now for $119. It seems like a pretty quality machine. I would recommend jumping on it. The sale lasts until Friday, but my guess is that the trainers are in low stock and won't last until Friday especially at that price.
Hope that helps

Swat Dawg
Didn't see that.Spoiler
Jan 27, 2004 12:22 PM
Good call. I had a Traveltrac 2000 and it was perfect. Great road feel, quiet and stable. Good customer service too.
I'm on my third season on my Minoura mag trainer...innergel
Jan 28, 2004 2:11 PM
and I've yet to have a problem with it. It was around $100 from ebay, and it's survived just fine. I don't have the remote adjustment, but I don't think I'd ever use it. I've done every type of workout on this thing, from easy spins to low cadence climbing intervals to time trails and it's taken all of it without a hiccup. And I'm 6'5" and 220lbs, so I put a lot of stress on it.