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Can anyone recommend a good trainer???(7 posts)

Can anyone recommend a good trainer???BMW
Feb 15, 2002 5:43 AM
I'm looking for a good bicycle trainer. There's so many out there. Do you know of a good one? Have you had a good or bad experience with this trainer?

Thanks...BMW
re: Can anyone recommend a good trainer???raboboy
Feb 15, 2002 6:57 AM
I really like my Cyclops Fluid2. Excellent resistance and very quiet.
That's like asking "can anyone recommend a good bike?"Elefantino
Feb 15, 2002 7:04 AM
You need to decide what is important to you. Among the things to consider:

• Rollers, or stationary? Riding rollers is like riding on the street: You need balance and you have to pay attention. With stationary (the trainers that attach to your rear hub), all you do is pedal. You can't fall over.
• Price/Noise. The increase of one decreases the other. Wind trainers are the cheapest, and they provide a realistic resistance, but they're noisy. Fluid trainers are quiet and also provide realistic resistance, but they're expensive. Mag trainers split all the differences.

I suggest trying a few trainers before you make any decisions. Then look at the reviews on this board of the model or two that you've decided on. Your decision will be easier and more informed.

FWIW,
Mike
re: Can anyone recommend a good trainer???mackgoo
Feb 15, 2002 7:10 AM
A Cyclo-cross bike.
re: Can anyone recommend a good trainer???mixinbeatz
Feb 15, 2002 8:32 AM
I have both rollers and a cycle ops fluid 2. The rollers work well for form but do nothing for strength... Me being a 180 pound sprinter, the cycle ops is much better for building strength. 60 minutes, twice a week pushing big gears at 50-60 rpm's for the past six months has done wonders for both my sprinting and climbing strength. Just make sure you get something with a ton of resistance.
re: Can anyone recommend a good trainer???cincy1
Feb 15, 2002 9:04 AM
Kurt Kinetic Road trainer. Read the reviews on this site.
re: Can anyone recommend a good trainer???-Tacxddb
Feb 15, 2002 11:14 AM
Look at a Taxc basic trainer, lots of feed back and not too $$$, alot of the pros including Postal uses them.

ddb