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Winter - 1UpUSA trainer v.s. Kreitler Rollers - which ?(3 posts)

Winter - 1UpUSA trainer v.s. Kreitler Rollers - which ?scopestuff2
Sep 17, 2003 11:56 PM
With Fall and Winter just around the corner there just won't be enough light to allow me to get consistent road riding in and also stay employed. So .... my first season at all this and I'm trying to determine how to be best prepared for the time change, or the first serious storm, so I can train right through it.

20 years ago I would ride rollers all winter. Great for form, but not a whole lot of resistance.

I've narrowed my choices down to either the 1UpUSA trainer or Kreitler Alloy rollers (cannot afford the fan if I get the rollers).

Any thoughts on which would be the best way to go ?

I used to ride seriously 20 years ago ( you should see the bike that used to be state-of-the-art ... a museum piece ). Now, at 47 and one season back riding I don't want to let up during the fall/winter.

Any thoughts, suggestions, on the choices listed in the subject line ?

Thank you in advance !

p.s. I'm 5'8" 130lbs and my riding preference is as follows: 1) Hill climbing, 2) reasonably swift flat-terrain riding, 3) I do not enjoy screaming downhills, but always seem to have to do so after a good climb.
re: Winter - 1UpUSA trainer v.s. Kreitler Rollers - which ?dave woof
Sep 18, 2003 4:06 PM
Get the trainer. Rollers get reeeeallly boring. at least with a stationary trainer you can watch tv, read, whatever else. Rollers require to much concentration. Can't really watch TV or let your mind wander.

I bought the 1UPusa, I like it a lot. Very quiet too.

re: Winter - 1UpUSA trainer v.s. Kreitler Rollers - which ?davidcuttler
Sep 18, 2003 6:50 PM
I purchased a 1UP, and sent it back. It was not very rugged in my opinion. I followed that with a Kurt Kinetic training stand which is just as quiet as the 1UP, and built like a brick s--- house. The Kurt is a keeper.