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dhamma 12-23-11 06:22 AM

Heavy-weight stand for winter indoor use?
 
Hello,

I am new to the forums so please let me know if this question has been answered elsewhere or if I otherwise insert foot in mouth.

I'm in the process of purchasing a Worksman cruiser for myself for my 30th birthday and want to also get a stand for indoor use (since my birthday is in January and I live in Maine).

Does anyone have any recommendations for a heavy-duty stand? I weigh 375.

Thanks!

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antimike 12-23-11 08:52 AM

By stand do you mean trainer?

I just want to clarify prior to giving crazy info.

jethro56 12-23-11 01:06 PM

My Kurt Kinetics Road Machine is well built.

dhamma 12-23-11 03:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by antimike (Post 13632420)
By stand do you mean trainer?

I just want to clarify prior to giving crazy info.

Yes, this is what I meant. Not just something to stand the bike on, but something to train on in the winter.

Thanks!

JusticeZero 12-23-11 03:42 PM

Buy some Nokian carbide-studded tires and you can train by riding around the neighborhood, back and forth from the store, and so on.

Seve 12-23-11 03:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jethro56 (Post 13633233)
My Kurt Kinetics Road Machine is well built.

x 2

As far as I know Kurt Kinetics only mention of weight limitation is with respect to their Rock and Roll model, in that they suggest riders over 250 lbs use a stationary trainer [Road Machine or Cyclone] rather than their Rock and Roll model.
They have an UNCONDITIONAL LIFETIME WARRANT -- http://www.kurtkinetic.com/lifetime_warranty.php as such, I don't see any concerns over rider's weight.

I suspect you could drop them a note, including your question and the make and model of bike you have to see what they say?

magohn 12-23-11 08:26 PM

I was told the KK's all top out at the 250lb weight-limit. I bought the CycleOps Mag 2 tha thas some ridiculous weight limit of 800lbs or something. The CycleOps is a fine trainer and Ive had zero issues with it. I MUCH prefer the open road but with the icy roads fast approaching, Im happy I have the CycleOps as a back-up.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Seve (Post 13633788)
x 2

As far as I know Kurt Kinetics only mention of weight limitation is with respect to their Rock and Roll model, in that they suggest riders over 250 lbs use a stationary trainer [Road Machine or Cyclone] rather than their Rock and Roll model.
They have an UNCONDITIONAL LIFETIME WARRANT -- http://www.kurtkinetic.com/lifetime_warranty.php as such, I don't see any concerns over rider's weight.

I suspect you could drop them a note, including your question and the make and model of bike you have to see what they say?


IBOHUNT 12-24-11 11:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jethro56 (Post 13633233)
My Kurt Kinetics Road Machine is well built.

+3. I only get on that when I absolutely HAVE to. As others have said, dress for ridding outdoors and put on studded tires.
It was 35 with a 15 mph wind today and I just grabbed the belaclava and did a 54 mile 'recovery' ride. Nothing better than the crisp air.

Hill-Pumper 12-24-11 04:37 PM

If I ever buy one it is going to be the 1up USA CPR A-2000. It has lifetime warranty, free shipping and free return satisfaction guaranty. If nothing else, call them up and check on any weight limits. Check it out
HERE

paisan 12-24-11 10:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by magohn (Post 13634652)
I was told the KK's all top out at the 250lb weight-limit. I bought the CycleOps Mag 2 tha thas some ridiculous weight limit of 800lbs or something. The CycleOps is a fine trainer and Ive had zero issues with it. I MUCH prefer the open road but with the icy roads fast approaching, Im happy I have the CycleOps as a back-up.

Cycleops claims a 300 lb weight limit for all trainers:
http://www.cycleops.com/en/faqs.html

fietsbob 12-25-11 11:01 AM

there are some Spin Trainers, like the ones thru J&B,Sunlite , fairly low cost, adjustable.
Rugged.. costs about like decent trainer stands ..
takes 9/16" pedals so you can pull the road bike's , and use them.
improve the saddle .. sweat up a storm of your own ...

Clean up he road bike and ride it outside when the weather breaks.


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