Bicycle Trainer

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Hi all,

I am looking to buy a bicycle trainer for my apartment. Any recommendations?

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Richard (not verified)

I have a great Kurt Kenetic trainer - their top of the line and a top rated device - that I'm willing to part with. New it was about $250. It's been very lightly used and in perfect shape. Give me your best offer.

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Fred Steinberg (not verified)

There have been many threads on this board re:trainers in the past 6 months. Do a search for 'trainers' in the subject for 180 days and you get lots of information

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Walter Lindsay (not verified)

The CycleOps Fluid 2 Trainer is a very good basic model, about $239.00 @

TACX makes Mag(netic) trainers w lots of features for about $350.00+.

Generally speaking Fluid trainers are more desirable than Mag trainers (esp for NYC apartments) in that they are usually quieter.

Higher priced models will have Power, HRM and Cadence included and for still more money will also have ride profiles and interactivity.

If you already have a Hear Rate Monitor and know how to count your Cadence (RPM), you can get very effective workouts w the basic models.

Using trainers can be like watching paint dry so I would seriously consider looking into training videos. I believe the CycleOps Fluid 2 trainer comes w one already.

Of course if your feeling indulgent the CycleOps Pro300PT or Comp 200E are the way to go $1899.00-$1499.00, but not necessary.

PS-Unless your absolutely 100% focused avoid rollers even though they are most road like and enhance balance and pedaling technique.

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