Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1
    Fred E Fenders fthomas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    S. California - Again!
    My Bikes
    Randonee
    Posts
    1,071
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Surgery Done - Thinking about trainer

    Mt Bike wreck damage repaired
    Doc says I was lucky the shattered sternum did't cause cardiac problem & hole in abdomen closed.
    Now I can start pedaling as soon as I'm up to it.

    How about suggestions for a stationary trainer? Ease of use, setup and ??? A good value for the $. Fluid, Magnetic, Friction

    I,m clueless on this stuff

  2. #2
    Mmmm, Blue Salsa.... BubbaDog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    408
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I've got a CycleOps Fluid II that I'm happy with, well built and a lifetime 'repair or replace' warranty ....

    B'Dog
    2006 Gary Fisher Marlin MTB
    2004 Salsa LaRaza aka "Mmmm, Blue Salsa" (853 steel is real, baby!)
    2003 Kona Humu Humu Nuka Nuka Apua'A Singlespeed - Gone, but not forgotten
    1998 Diamondback Outlook MTB
    1990 Centurion Cavaletto 'Gaspipe Beater' Roadie
    1978 Volkscycle 'Frankenbike' CroMo Tourer

  3. #3
    Senior Member CrossChain's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Posts
    2,024
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    One choice is the style........either a front fork (and rear wheel) mount, which is more secure as well as a bit less portable and takes an extra minute to put your bike on, or one that attaches only to your rear wheel and is more portable. Given you're doing some recovery, you might want a more secure mount although I've never heard of anyone "flipping over" on their portable trainer.
    Riding and aging don't get easier, you just get slower at slowing down.] (FiftyPlus observation inspired by G. Lemond.)

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    rockford, il
    My Bikes
    Trek 7700, C'dale R2000
    Posts
    2,646
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by BubbaDog
    I've got a CycleOps Fluid II that I'm happy with, well built and a lifetime 'repair or replace' warranty ....

    B'Dog
    +1
    Use it every working day to save time. Great workout at 17 MPH. Sprint out of saddle every 15 minutes at 18 MPH +++. The CycleOps FL2 is reliable, reasonably quiet and I think a good deal at <$300.-
    I am using it with a Trek Hybrid 700 x 38 tires. Set a low pressure of tire to friction wheel.

  5. #5
    Senior Member NOS88's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
    Posts
    6,379
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I buy the cheapest ones Performance has on sale. Since I hate riding any trainer, I haven't noticed much difference in how they function.
    A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. - S. Wright

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •