I realize that most of the things I complained about on this bike are easily replaceable components, but as I bought it on eBay this was how it came.
Any trainer is priceless during winter months to maintain cycling strength. The quality and durability of this trainer make it seem worth the price.
For a rider serious enough to want to get all their power to the pedals but on a tight enough budget to not splurge for some $400 Sidi's I think they're well worth it.
Great bars for a great value
I would recommend this trainer to anyone - I would definitely shop around, there is a huge discrepancy in pricing of this trainer at different shops and on the internet.
I bought these fins due to a very poor whip kick. Each kick moved me only 6". Using these fins I received immediate feedback on the proper position of my feet during the kick - wrong position gave me no propulsion. These fins resulted in some injury since I have never moved my legs in this manner. My knees and thighs hurt so much after two days use that I took a week off from running and biking. Go slow if you have never attempted the whip kick. These fins are great for the designed purpose - breaststroke.
Would definitely recommend the product to others who are looking to get off road training in on their own bike and don't want to break the bank doing so.
Love riding this bike and enjoy that yellow is not involved in the red/blue wars!
Like many finding a balance between work, home and training is not easy but rather than disappointing my daughter and getting disapproving looks from her mother when I mention going for a ride I get big smiles all round. Not for every ride but to keep things moving surely its better to be out there doing something rather than being at home doing nothing? Have a look http://www.bike-tutor.com(Pictures taken from their website).
Overall I am very happy with the RS400. Its proven to be very reliable and accurate with the readings its given me.
Overall I look forward to OWS now that I will be in a Tri suit instead of an old surfing suit.
Training in N.C. during the spring and summer can get hot so I purchased 2 of these bottles for training. These bottles keep liquids much cooler, much longer than standard water bottles. They work great. The only downside is that when the bottles "jump" out of your cages you have to turn around and get them because they are a bit more $ than a standard bottle.
The Polar Bottle's double-wall construction incorporates a thermal barrier of air to keep heat out and keep cold in.
In addition, a foil layer reflects solar rays for additional protection.
Wide mouth opening for easy filling
Soft rubber bite valve for comfortable hydration
Keeps liquids cold twice as long as conventional water bottles.
24 or 20 ounce bottle
A good solid shoe for under $100. The Radius 7 is intended for slight and late-stage over-pronators. The MoGo midsole delivers an improved heel-to-toe ride, smooth stability, and maximum spring per step.
I was training for a HIM and was dreading my long swims so I bought the SwiMP3. Best thing I could do. It ended my boredom and made me actually look forward to my swim workouts!
The SwiMP3 underwater MP3 player is an incredible audio experience. Imagine listening to hours of your own music during your swim workout. The SwiMP3's innovative sound transfer technology offers exception underwater sound quality. Standard players rely on the transmission of sound through air or water causing the swimmer to perceive only muffled noise. The SwiMP3 uses bone conduction - the direct transfer of sound vibrations from the cheek bone to the inner ear - to provide the swimmer with exceptional sound clarity. The SwiMP3 is fully waterproof and can be used with all the competitive swim strokes.
Overall a great value. Good components at a great price.
It is great to be able to listen to music while you are swimming. I have just started using this and it is nice. This is a inexpensive MP3 player so it certainly isn't fancy but it does serve its purpose. It is a good alternative if you do not want to risk using one of those waterproof housings for your ipod.