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Any CompuTrainers users out there?(4 posts)

Any CompuTrainers users out there?Big D
Aug 7, 2001 8:55 AM
I'm thinking about asking Santa to bring me an early Christmas gift. Are the computrainers worth the money? Any suggestions on models are also welcome.

Thanks, I do appreciate any response.
re: Any CompuTrainers users out there?BigDaddySmooth
Aug 7, 2001 9:09 AM
I have an older version, model 8000, which uses an interface with a nintendo attached to my TV. It is good in the fact that you can design courses, view your watts, cadence and HR. You can build hills (up to 9.9%) and add head/tail-winds, etc. It is a very good tool that can supplement your training. For example, if I warm-up on the CT with 9.9% hill at 60 rpm I feel very strong when I go outside right after I do my intervals on the CT. The CT is expensive and I'm thinking of upgrading so if you want a used one cheap, let me know.
I think they're worth it....Luis
Aug 7, 2001 10:07 AM
I've had mine for ten years--it's also an 8000 that's attached to a Nintendo. We have long winters, and it's a great way to ride inside without the numbing boredom of just a windtrainer. You can race against yourself on courses you design, you can also draft. One of the best things is that you get exact information on your performance and can track improvements--or see what a cold or missing a week does to your performance. I've looked at upgrading to the computer-based version and concluded that the older model does everything I need.

On top of everything else, the people at the company in Seattle provide great information and service--you can easily talk to the people who designed and build it.
re: Any CompuTrainers users out there?spindry
Aug 7, 2001 10:12 AM
I have one of the newer ones, and highly recommend the 3d software. With this model you can create courses with inclines up to 16%. I also recommend not using a pacer, unless you are going to use a previously recorded session.