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Subject: Training Gear - Turbo Trainers
Does anyone have any recommendations for turbo trainers?? I am looking to build up my training without having to leave the house in the terrible weather...

I have seen lots on ebay, and Amazon and found Black Dog Bikes. They are cheaper to buy from direct, but wondered if anyone else had any experience from buying from these guys?

This is what I am looking to buy... BDBikes Turbo Trainer Single Speed


2013-11-05 10:20 PM
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Subject: RE: Training Gear - Turbo Trainers
Get the Lemond Trainer. It fits in the rear dropouts, and you won't need special tires every season. It takes less than a minute to take the bike off the trainer and put the rear wheel back on when you want to ride outside during a surprisingly warm day.
2013-11-06 8:33 AM
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Subject: RE: Training Gear - Turbo Trainers
I have two trainers: a Cycleops Fluid 2 and a Performance Bike Travel Trac Fluid Comp. Both are fluid trainers, which are generally very quiet. Compared to the magnetic and wind trainers I demo'd, the fluid was much quieter, which mattered a lot in my apartment. I also like that the fluid trainers use the drivetrain to adjust resistance, instead of a switch, just like on the road.

I bought the Performance trainer for my wife, and I've seen comments that it won't hold much over 300 watts, but then again, I can't hold 300 watts either. Performance Bike's warranty / return program is also great, so even if it dies in a year or two, no big deal.

I've heard lots of good things about the Kurt Kinetic as well.

I'd also recommend Trainer Road for any trainer work - it's much less borning, and the virtual power stuff gives you a good metric to train by. Also, tons of training plans for only $10 per month.
2013-11-13 3:49 PM
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CycleOps trainers are 20% of at REI from Nov 15-24. Get a fluid trainer.
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