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Old 05-10-2010, 10:21 PM   #1
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Need advice from bike people, which trainer?

Dear Mr. or Mrs. Bike Person,

I'm looking for a trainer upon which to mount my mtn bike, and wanted to know what works; should I be looking for wind, magnetic or fluid resistance? Does anybody have one that interfaces with a computer to vary the resistance? Is a set of rollers worth the extra cash?

Thanks.
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Old 05-10-2010, 10:30 PM   #2
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How much reading do you REALLY wanna do?

Them's loaded questions.

PM me and I'll tell ya about it

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Old 05-11-2010, 02:51 AM   #3
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fuck that. put it here.
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Old 05-11-2010, 03:28 AM   #4
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I used this one and was very happy with the results.

http://www.saris.com/p-310-mag.aspx

The rollers have a learning curve. If you really want one.. try before you buy.

Also dont forget to

1) Use a smooth back tire or you will hate life (front & back if you go with rollers)

2) Get a riser for the front wheel

3) Use Chris Carmichael's videos to help. (It was a HUGE help to me).

http://www.trainright.com

Hope this helps.

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Old 05-11-2010, 03:54 AM   #5
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Hope this helps.

Sure does, thanks!
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Old 05-11-2010, 04:23 AM   #6
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there is ABSOLUTELY no substitute. This is THE closest thing besides a giant treadmill (they make one of those too - for like 20k) to riding on the road.

http://www.insideride.com/

Great company, real easy and fast to deal with, and the product is top notch, worth every cent.

Signed, former Kreitler, and former CycleOps dummy.


ps - You know the learning curve someone spoke about on rollers..... well cut that by 75% when you use the E-motions. Idiot proof, ride no hands and pump out of the saddle. Bike ain't going anywhere unless you bunny hop it.
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