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Recommended Trainers(7 posts)

Recommended Trainerssdfafadfa
Jan 15, 2002 9:07 AM
I would like to get opinions about the right/best trainer for me. I don't care about saving money (other than getting a good deal on a great trainer). I want to get a trainer that works well, lasts a long time. I am not looking for cheap. I have an aluminum fram cannondale r600. I would like something that won't hurt my bike but want to get in a great workout. Do trainers add a great amount of stress to Aluminum bikes?
re: Recommended TrainersJimP
Jan 15, 2002 9:46 AM
I can't recommend a "new" trainer since the Slocum Prime I use is 16 years old and my Cannondale is 15. There evidently isn't much additional stress on this combination since it still works and there aren't any cracks in the frame.
re: Recommended Trainersraboboy
Jan 15, 2002 10:35 AM
Just got a Cyclops fluid 2 this winter. works great. doesn't hurt my c'dale, but i don't put too much stress on it. no standing, no rocking, etc.
Jan 15, 2002 11:52 AM
We got a new one last year to go with our 1988 Monoura which no longer works well at the hardest setting. The new Minoura stunk and we returned it. A sporting goods store quality Cyclops was very loud and we returned that one too. The Blackburn works well once you get up to speed and has a nice wide base.
Performance trainers are a very good value. . .js5280
Jan 15, 2002 1:14 PM
I have a Travel Track 2000 w/ the HF500 resitance unit. It's sturdy, easy to use, and has good reviews )

Here's a link to Performance Bike:

This has the HF300 resistance unit which I think doesn't have the external adjustment lever like the 500.
RollersKerry Irons
Jan 15, 2002 5:17 PM
If you want to become a better rider and not just get stronger, you should seriously consider a set of rollers. You'll get a lot more benefit from the smooth style you MUST have to ride rollers than from just mashing away on a trainer.
re: Recommended Trainerscincy1
Jan 16, 2002 7:48 AM
After owning a couple of different models, I discovered the KurtKinetic fluid trainer. Smooth, built like a battleship and no chance of it leaking (no seals). Go to their website and compare it to the other choices - Also check the reviews on this site.