Training & Nutrition - Your opinions on the "Minoura InterRim Indoor Trainer"
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There's one selling here locally for $85. I've never used a trainier before and thinking of getting one for the on coming winter. Does anyone have any opinions on this model?
Please refer to one of my previous posts on this subject (http://www.bikeforums.net/showpost.php?p=321181).
09-12-04, 03:10 AM
I live where many wonder why trainers are needed? We get maybe 15 days of rain a year. If you need motivate yourself for trainers( a foot of snow will do that)I really like my Minoura rim driven trainer. I was sold on the fact it is easier on your tires. Resistance seems adequate to me. I get up a good sweat. It is pretty quiet. I would recommend it...Where I bought it it was on display in a window and test rides were allowed.
09-13-04, 06:47 AM
I've got rim driven Minoura and I use it with my mountain bike equipped with knobbies. I liked it. It's very quiet but I've ran out of gears. Max gear on my bike is 44x11 and it's not enough to create appropriate resistance during intervals. I need a couple of bigger gears. I think there will be no problems with road gearing, especially with 53x11.
09-13-04, 08:27 AM
It's a pretty good trainer for mountainbikes, because you don't have to put a slick on the back. I ride one, but there is an issue with wheel slippage (the contact-wheels on the trainer don't pinch the rim hard enough) when you crank up the resistance (which isn't much). If you ride it with a road bike, the rims are narrower and you really notice the wheel slippage on the power-portion of your pedal stroke (probably why a previous poster said it might help you with your pedal technique). It gets the job done cheap, but I love my rollers.
09-20-10, 10:40 PM
I have an inter rim trainer. I really like it. It doesn't have as much resistance as I would like, but I do intervals on it and it works well for that. I have an older unit with a poly belt. It broke.
I replaced it tonight with a "Gates 7M410 Polyflex belt. It seems to be working well on my first test. I'll see tomorrow morning when I put it through a full workout.
09-20-10, 10:43 PM
If you have an older inter rim and the belt breaks, replace it with a "Gates 7M410 PolyFlex". It seems to have worked on mine!
09-20-10, 10:45 PM
If it's an older version of inter rim and your belt breaks (poly belt with teeth), you can replace it with a Gates 7M410 Polyflex" belt.
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