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Trainers(5 posts)

Oct 4, 2002 11:01 AM
Looking into purchasing one. What kind do you have? What are your likes and dislikes? I really know nothing about them. So anything you can share would be appreciated. Catapult
re: Trainerseschelon
Oct 4, 2002 12:37 PM
I prefer magnetic trainers but the one I had was a piece of sheot...considering I spent over $200 dollars on it (Blackburn). But when it worked I really enjoyed it because the tension was adjustable and the tension during pedaling felt real...I now have a Cycleops Fluid trainer but it has too much tension and is not adjustable...but it has lasted a long time and is very quiet.
re: Trainerscincy1
Oct 4, 2002 12:49 PM
If you are serious about indoor training, get a Kurt Kinetic fluid trainer. They are bomb proof, never leak and give you the most road like feel you can get from a trainer. You'll spend $300+ but it will last forever. Read the reviews on this site elsewhere.
re: Trainersthe other Tim
Oct 4, 2002 4:30 PM
I second the Kurt recommendation. No leaks, quiet, sturdy. I got mine from Analytical Cycling; the price was just a bit lower than ordering direct from Kurt. I'm pretty sure that Spinervals sell the Kurt with their own label for even less, but they don't offer the larger flywheel.

The only other one I would consider is the 1Up that's advertised on this board. It looks pretty solid and has an optional cyclocomputer. When I saw that, I got the idea to try my old CatEye HB100 ... sure enough, I was able to set the wheel diameter to 2.1 inches and mount a magnet on the flywheel, so the trainer has a built-in computer and HRM.

Anyway, those are the two trainers with the highest ratings on rbr. Neither of them is going to squirt oil all over your carpet.
re: Trainershusker
Oct 4, 2002 2:27 PM
I have a Minoura Mag Trainer. It was cheap, I put a lot of time on it. I have had it a year and have had no problems. I've used other trainers, but cost wise, they all seem the same to me. (I've never used a wind trainer though.)