Tandem Cycling - Tandem-friendly Trainer
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12-02-10, 01:03 PM
I'm looking for a cycle trainer that is wide enough for the 145mm dropouts on my daVinci. I don't intend to have us train on the thing, I'll mostly use it for my single bike, but I'd like to be able to put the tandem on when I've got a strange noise to diagnose that can't be id'ed on my stand. Any suggestions? Doesn't have to be anything fancy.
12-02-10, 01:06 PM
I've tried a couple different ones (one really old and one new-ish) and they both worked fine.
12-02-10, 01:31 PM
Kurt Kinetic is the only one I know that is specifically rated for tandem use, and its also a very good trainer.
12-03-10, 05:24 PM
WE use a giant on our DV, works fine.
12-06-10, 02:28 PM
The Kurt mentioned above is a very good trainer. If it is tandem rated, I wouldn't hesitate to buy one.
12-07-10, 05:52 AM
been using tandem on Kurt since 07 and no issues so far . solid and very stable enough for off the saddle efforts. reco highly
12-11-10, 11:43 AM
any newer cycl-ops trainer can handle out the 160 mm dropouts on our santana, and it works just fine for our barn-burners.
12-11-10, 02:01 PM
I ordered a Kurt Kinetic Road Machine. Haven't had the tandem on it yet, but I think it will be a big improvement over the inexpensive trainer I gave to one of my sons. Thanks for all the input.
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