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Old 12-04-13, 07:48 AM   #1
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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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Old 12-04-13, 08:21 AM   #2
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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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Old 12-04-13, 09:14 AM   #3
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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.
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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Old 12-09-13, 01:17 AM   #5
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I will fourth that.
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I have the KK road machine for 3 years, works great.
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