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purchasing a new trainer ...(5 posts)

purchasing a new trainer ...jarraa
Sep 8, 2002 1:13 PM
and need some advice. Not on trainer vs roller .... but a good trainer that is between 100 -150 (poor poor student paying non resident tuition!). the trainer will mainly be used to build up strength in the right leg (messed up my knee and have lost lots of power in that leg). Also, it will allow me to control my form and make sure I do not get stuck 30 miles from home with an unfunctional knee. I am not sure if fluid trainers will be better suited for such a need. Any advice would be much appreciated.
Thanks.

-assad
re: purchasing a new trainer ...gtx
Sep 8, 2002 2:08 PM
I've always been impressed by the cheap Minouras. Really hard to beat for the $$$.
I'd second the Minoura's...Ron B
Sep 8, 2002 6:06 PM
I've had one for 4 years and it still works quite well. I paid 99.00 for it and for the most part it provides a good feel and plenty of resistance.

They are at least worth a look.
re: purchasing a new trainer ...bm
Sep 8, 2002 5:14 PM
a deal at jensonusa.com :

ELITE VOLARE MAGNETIC TRAINER $119
Heavy duty trainer support. Fully adjustable for 700c or 26" wheels. Easy to setup for any bike. Remote handlebar mount adjusts mag resistance.

http://www.jensonusa.com/store/product.asp?number=44100

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I'm also looking to get a trainer (or rollers) when i've got the money. some of the recommended trainers i've found are Performance, Tacx, Minoura, Cyclops

In my opinion there are the same. Just of matter of getting the best deal. check supergo.com, performancebike.com, and excelsports.com . . . also ebay.com

i used to like the ones with the handlebar control, but i'm beginning to think i may not need that feature . . . because i want to train consistently . . . you know, constant speed at constant HR. . . . anyhow, the jenson version may be the cheapest UN-refurbished model with aremote .

about fluid resistance . . . it's nice, if you've got the $$. otherwise the magnetic versions work just as well. keep the intensity low, and your knee should be ok. once you have more strength in your right, you should be able to work on muscle endurance and then anaerobic endurance with increased intensity.
re: purchasing a new trainer ...esb
Sep 8, 2002 7:32 PM
has anyone tried the Performance rollers that they have on sale for $129 right now?

I need some, but I feel everyone's pain on the cash flow issue.