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    Bike Trainer Recommendation?

    I am looking for a bike trainer for the winter - price range around $300.

    I have it narrowed down to Kurt Kinetics and Cycleops 2 and would appreciate more expert advice.

    I want:
    Quality/Dependability
    Low Noise - spouse and I will alternate between elliptical and rider
    Ease of switching out our two bikes!! Hopefully it's 5 minutes or less.
    Thanks for any input.

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    I own a Kurt Kinetic. It's not whisper quiet, but it's pretty quiet. Set-up is easy. Durability is excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dudelsack View Post
    I own a Kurt Kinetic. It's not whisper quiet, but it's pretty quiet. Set-up is easy. Durability is excellent.
    I'd second that. I have the rock n roll version which allows a more realistic side to side and limited up+down movement if you want to get off the saddle. If you have a trainer skewer on both bikes they can be swapped within a minute.

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    I have had a Kurt Kinetics for a bit over three weeks not and can recommend it. You have to get used to it being non-rigid - the side to side motion woke me up a few times, but I think that it has helped me with smoothing out my pedaling a bit. It is not quiet, but not at all noisy. It only takes a minute or two to change bikes.

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    I will fourth that.

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    I have the KK road machine for 3 years, works great.
    I don't do vintage, I bought them new, rode them, kept them. Now they are just old bikes
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