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Just bought a trainer. Protection required???(5 posts)

Just bought a trainer. Protection required???ronniedee
Sep 21, 2003 5:50 PM
Ordered a Kurt Kinetic road machine and it should arrive sometime this week or next. No experience with a trainer since purchasing my bike. I remember how I used to drip sweat all over the floor during early morning cycling classes at the Y. I will use it primarily in the living room (carpeted) of my apartment. I live on the bottom floor, so I'm not interested in noise dampening.

Any recommendations? I'm thinking about purchasing a rubber floor mat to place beneath the bike and trainer. Overkill? Or, good idea?

Recommendations appreciated. Thanks.
re: Just bought a trainer. Protection required???Mr Nick
Sep 21, 2003 5:53 PM
They make sweat collectors that stretch from your handlebars to your seat. They look like a big triangular terry cloth. It catches all the sweat and keeps it from getting on your bike. This would probably be a simpler solution.
re: Just bought a trainer. Protection required???Jack9
Sep 21, 2003 6:38 PM
Get a box fan, and turn it on high, it should dry all the sweat before it can drip on your bike. And it will keep you cooler too.
re: Fans aren't enough, at least not for me.cdhbrad
Sep 22, 2003 3:18 AM
I have a Kurt Kinetic also and its one of the best trainers I have ever used. Get the protector for the bike mentioned above, it will save the toptube/headset area. You may still find sweat building up around the BB areas, so wipe those down regularly after your workout.
I ride my trainer in my garage, with a fan blowing on me all the time and I still drop sweat on the floor. You can find specific mats to put under the trainer or you might want to pick up a length of vinyl carpet runner about 6' long to put under the bike.
re: Just bought a trainer. Protection required???nc
Sep 22, 2003 6:54 AM
A large fan in front is required but I have found that by
using a smaller fan directed at and close to the pedals,
you keep your feet cool and prevent excessive sweating in
the shoes.