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Video Trainer Recomendation(2 posts)

Video Trainer Recomendationdickruthlynn
Nov 9, 2002 12:01 PM
I need advice on a trainer that you can hook up to a TV or PC. I saw one on display but can not remember the name.
Thanks.
There are two that I know ofKami
Nov 9, 2002 5:46 PM
I have a Tacx i-Magic. It's the least expensive of the two, but still pricey. They also have competitions on their website that you can compete in with other owners of the i-Magic each month. You post your times on the competition course, and the fastest time wins. It also analyses and graphs your speed, power output, heart rate, cadence, and altitde at any given point on the course. And you can send out ghosts, competing against yourself using your times from an earlier ride on the same course. www.tacx.nl

The fancy one, and about double the price, is the Computrainer. This one analyses everything, right down to your pedal stroke. It will show you where the dead areas of your stroke are, and help you get better. The courses are real courses, so you can theoretically ride your next weekend's race course in your livingroom! Or even race the Tour de France stages! www.computrainer.com

If you have the money, get the Computrainer. It's sweet. But the i-Magic is good too. If you're looking for something that will keep you pegged right to the end of your two hour training session, this is it.