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trainers - fork or no fork?(6 posts)

trainers - fork or no fork?baby doc
Jun 28, 2001 3:07 AM
deciding on type of trainer to get. is it safe and stable to stand and hammer on non-fork mounted trainers. looks a little shaky, even with one of those front tire blocks. i'm getting one of those fluid type trainers. is it worth getting one that has adjustable resistance, or can i just adjust the gears to simulate climbing. thanks...
i'm using a minoura remote magturbo trainer...Haiku d'état
Jun 28, 2001 8:20 AM
got it as a "returned item" from nashbar, used it a few times through the crappy early-2001 weather, standing, cranking, etc.

i'm ~195 and a big guy, unforgiving on eqiupment, have had NO problems. it's the first trainer i've owned.
re: trainers - fork or no fork?steeveo
Jun 28, 2001 8:24 AM
Adjustable resistance is a rip, in my view. Just get the standard model and use your gears. Rear mount's fine. Just stand and honk.
Get Rollers!!Cima Coppi
Jun 28, 2001 8:37 AM
If you get the Kreitler rollers with the Killer Head Wind unit, you'll never use another trainer again. Training on rollers gives you two results. Maintained fitness, and improved handling skills of the bike. You can also get a fork mount adapter to stablize the bike for working on sprint intervals, etc. The Killer Head Wind gives great resistance for the rollers.

Good Luck!!!

ditto rollers. changed my life. nmbill
Jun 28, 2001 8:47 AM
So did Hooked On Phonics!Mabero
Jun 28, 2001 10:14 AM