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The obligatory Trainer question......CycleOps(7 posts)

The obligatory Trainer question......CycleOpsTower
Sep 26, 2003 7:10 AM
I'd like to get rollers, but the wife rides too and she wouldn't have the patience to learn on them. *she doesn't read these boards :-) * So with that in mind, I'm looking at trainers.

Give me a short run down on them. What are the good brands & types. I hear wind, magnet & fluid tossed around but am unsure as to what is the best variety.

Found a CycleOps Magneto trainer for $219. Good trainer? Good price?

Thanks in advance for any help!
re: The obligatory Trainer question......CycleOpsMR_GRUMPY
Sep 26, 2003 8:04 AM
Wind is good, but produces a lot of noise
Mag is ok, and quiet
Fluid is better
Adjustable fluid is the best.
CycleOps is good, but had leaking problems, a few years ago. Look a the Performance brand trainers. Their adjustable fluid trainers are about the same price as the CycleOps mag trainers, and if they ever break, you can take them back.
Performance = TravelTrac brand?Tower
Sep 26, 2003 8:29 AM
I have their most recent catalog at home, so I'll take a look tonight.

Their website has a lot of TravelTrac brand that Performance's house brand?
Sep 26, 2003 8:37 AM
A friend recently did extensive research...TFerguson
Sep 26, 2003 8:11 AM
and came up with the 1-Up ( as the best with Kreitler as a close second. Your looking at $300. He got the 1 Up and it is really nice.

I bought a new Cycle-Ops wind for pre-race warm up for less than $100. It is really noisy - would not use in the house.

re: The obligatory Trainer question......CycleOpsPEDDLEFOOT
Sep 26, 2003 8:20 AM
I have a Perfofmance magnetic and have had no problems with it.You can find several models for under 200.00.
re: The obligatory Trainer question......CycleOpsJon Billheimer
Sep 26, 2003 9:24 AM
I bought a Tacx magnetic trainer last year and really like it. It's not as smooth as a fluid trainer, but almost. But it's got six resistance levels, which is great for big gear and hill simulations. It's quiet too. The Tacx trainer with the on-board computer and wattage feature is great. A friend of mine has one and loves it. I think it cost him about $450.00 CAD.