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mag or wind traienr?(4 posts)

mag or wind traienr?doog
Feb 18, 2003 8:11 PM
I am getting a trainer. Which should I get? How much more realistic are wind trainers? How much quieter are mag trainers?
fluid or magsievers11
Feb 19, 2003 4:18 PM
it is not even a question...mag. The real question is mag or fluid.

I have a Minura 850 Mag with remote. In reality I was taking the afordable route.

It is kind of like tools, if you get a cheap "tool" and it brake is can no longer do its job...so either you get a tool or you don't...there is no such thing as a "cheap tool" because they don't work and thus are not a real tool.

A good mag is the way to go, wind is just messing around... is you get a wind you will use for two weeks, and then go get a mag trainer. So save your self some money and just get the mag. Wind are really loud and low resistance.

Like I said before the question is mag or fluid...fluid trainers like CycleOps more closely replicate the resistance of real riding. Mag trainer (other than the fancy CycleOps) don't have progressive resistance and the adjustable resistance addresses that issue.(not great but do address)

Wind trainers: 0-200 watts
Mag: 0-500 watts
Fluid(a good one): 0-700 watts
(all estimates)

In conclusion, you really don't have a decision to make. Mag
Uhh, rollers?Kerry
Feb 19, 2003 5:10 PM
Unless you have a desperate need to do out of the saddle efforts in the off season, you'll get a lot more benefit from rollers (bike handling, improved form).
Second rollers if you aren't planning LT/climb workouts. nmSpunout
Feb 20, 2003 4:54 AM