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Affordable trainers around $100 - Performance vs. Minoura(5 posts)

Affordable trainers around $100 - Performance vs. MinouraBergMann
Mar 4, 2003 12:29 PM
I'm currently looking to get an indoor trainer and noticed Performance had the Minoura Magturbo Ergo 2 trainer and their own Traveler Century model for around $100.

Does anyone have any experience with either of these trainers, or another recommendation in this price range?

Is there anything I should look for in terms of resistance ratings, etc.?
re: Affordable trainers around $100 - Performance vs. MinouraJS Haiku Shop
Mar 4, 2003 12:33 PM
the magturbo ergo 2 (i'm pretty sure it's the 2) has seen use in my garage for 2+ years with no problems. easy to setup and not particularly noisy. purchased for $85 from nashbar, on clearance.
re: Affordable trainers around $100 - Performance vs. MinouraPEDDLEFOOT
Mar 4, 2003 12:44 PM
I purchased a used Century Traveller from a friend and have had good luck with it this year.It has 5 resistance settings and seems very smooth.I'm a Spin instructor and it's very comparable to the Spinning bike.

Performance has it on sale for $79.99 now.Good Luck.
Which is the quitest? Fluid, Mag etc and what brand?Live Steam
Mar 4, 2003 12:54 PM
Which is the quitest? Fluid, Mag etc and what brand?MR_GRUMPY
Mar 4, 2003 1:53 PM
Fluid trainers are very quiet. Next comes mag, and last is wind.