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Offline Big Hooper

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« on: July 13, 2009, 08:30:39 AM »
looking into getting a trainer. Dont know what models to look for. Not looking for rollers but just a basic trainer to get a decent workout on when it rains or no tiime for trails
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« Reply #1 on: July 13, 2009, 08:39:31 AM »
36-24-36 is an ideal trainer... ;D
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« Reply #2 on: July 13, 2009, 08:43:50 AM »
I love my trainer - I tried several and the were too stiff/ static and didn't have the feel of actually riding.  I then got a Kurt Kenetic Rock n roll which moves side  to side so you get a natural feeling pedal stroke.

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http://www.kurtkinetic.com/rock-roll-p-112-l-en.html


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« Reply #3 on: July 13, 2009, 09:26:08 AM »
that looks sweet.................but Im kinda on a budget. looking for something cheaper but will get it done
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« Reply #4 on: July 13, 2009, 09:39:45 AM »
that looks sweet.................but Im kinda on a budget. looking for something cheaper but will get it done

go for fluid rather than magnetic for a better feel - cycleops makes some good ones

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« Reply #5 on: July 13, 2009, 09:53:50 AM »
36-24-36 is an ideal trainer... ;D

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« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2009, 10:20:47 AM »
I have a Blackburn magnetic type and find that it doesn't offer enough resistance once you get your speed up.
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« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2009, 11:33:06 AM »
I have a Blackburn magnetic type and find that it doesn't offer enough resistance once you get your speed up.

yeah - that is why you want to go fluid

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« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2009, 12:58:00 PM »
I saw Kurt Kinetic was blowing out some demo units for $199. check out their web site.

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« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2009, 01:20:58 PM »
I saw Kurt Kinetic was blowing out some demo units for $199. check out their web site.

they are really worth the xtra bucks - if you can score one for $199 don't miss it

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« Reply #10 on: July 13, 2009, 01:32:10 PM »
I guess nobody likes Sir Mix-a-Lot :(
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« Reply #11 on: July 13, 2009, 01:40:23 PM »
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« Reply #12 on: July 13, 2009, 02:32:28 PM »
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« Reply #13 on: July 13, 2009, 03:14:51 PM »
I also have the same trainer as factore. Went with the demo unit for about half the price as the new one...still comes with their wonderful warranty. I did quite a bit of research on trainers and they seem to have the best warranty out there...that was the final deciding factor for my choice.

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« Reply #14 on: July 13, 2009, 05:06:38 PM »
Don't rule a set of rollers out, they will point out your flaws like nothing else. You have to learn to be very subtle and spin perfect circles. They are not a brain dead experience like a conventional trainer, you have to stay tuned in 100% of the time :)

 

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