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    Arrogant Roadie Punk save10's Avatar
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    no matter what trainer you buy, in time you will learn to hate more than anything you have hated in your entire life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by save10 View Post
    no matter what trainer you buy, in time you will learn to hate more than anything you have hated in your entire life.

    I do try to avoid it a much as I can... But the pros outweigh the cons...

    I use it mainly on cold dark nights?
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    Cycleops Super Magneto.

    Four trainers in one.

    There was a really good articel about this aprticular trainer in Lava (tri magazine). If you goole the article it is really specific onthe engineering of it and why it works like it does.

    I have a lot of choices I could go with and have ridden many. This is it in my book.
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    FWIW I bought a Cyclops Super Mag that has been phenomenal, I had no idea that magnetic trainers had come so far, like it more than my previous (but old) Travel Trac fluid. One of the suggestions made to me by the staff member was that since I planned to use the trainer for power training and FTP tests that I may prefer the super mag since you can also set it to have basically very little progression for a steadier FTP test. No idea if this is true or not and he sells both fluid and mag at the same price so can't think that he was trying for a bigger sale. At any rate I cannot believe how smooth and quiet this thing is.

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    I know i'm late to help you out on this, but for anyone else looking to purchase a bike trainer, i'd personally stay away from wind trainers. they are just loud as heck, or maybe it was the one i had. Just be careful in what you choose, either a Mag or fluid trainers can get on the pricey side, but they do offer the best watts in terms of resistance than any other. If you want to save some real cash, look into stationary bikes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by WhyFi View Post
    I'm guessing that you'll get more recommendations for a Kurt Kenetic Road Machine more than anything else. Relatively quiet, resistance ramps up with speed in a very predictable manner, will not leak, build quality good enough that it may be the only trainer you'll ever buy. I got one about a month ago and am happy with it.

    I bought one over the Christmas break and was disappointed by the noise level and promptly returned it. I envisioned that I could ride in the early AM in silence enough to not wake anymore up. It sounds like a jet is taking off.

    If I had a had garage I would definitely opt for rollers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Steele View Post
    I bought one over the Christmas break and was disappointed by the noise level and promptly returned it. I envisioned that I could ride in the early AM in silence enough to not wake anymore up. It sounds like a jet is taking off.

    If I had a had garage I would definitely opt for rollers
    I think this has to be taken relative to expectations. It is plenty quiet for most uses but I wouldn't ride it in a room with a sleeping spouse or baby. I don't think that there are ANY trainers that would go unnoticed in a silent house early in the morning.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daven View Post
    I think this has to be taken relative to expectations. It is plenty quiet for most uses but I wouldn't ride it in a room with a sleeping spouse or baby. I don't think that there are ANY trainers that would go unnoticed in a silent house early in the morning.
    agreed.. so I returned it, bought some "winter bibs and cold weather gear" and decided to ride outside if the temps goes above 35 degrees Fahrenheit and to run or lift weights otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darth Steele View Post
    I bought one over the Christmas break and was disappointed by the noise level and promptly returned it. I envisioned that I could ride in the early AM in silence enough to not wake anymore up. It sounds like a jet is taking off.
    1) I did say "relative."
    2) Let's hear it for completely unrealistic expectations! Woo!
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    I would wager that not riding in Minnesota is just as fatiguing as not riding in New York.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kraftwerk View Post
    I am in the market for an indoor trainer. I have usually just ridden in all kinds of weather and enjoyed it. Right now though, I have JUST had a hip re-surfacing (last week) and good news #1. it went well, good news #2. the Dr. WANTS me to get on a trainer ASAP. Thats cool. He is cool. So please keep me from hopping on my road bike and point me in the direction of the best low resistance trainer. Keep in mind it would be a plus if it was something I could "grow with" and use year after year... My normal riding habit is between 10 and 35 miles per day with 70 mile ride tossed in now and again. I am a 47 yr old former/occasional racer.. and am currently flat on my back on heavy pain medication. I would also appreciate any link to threads where this has been dealt with thoroughly.
    search / spelling are not so easy on my current medication.

    Thanks!

    Rollers are fun but are not allowed as of yet. I am a bit skeptical about putting my carbon bike on a stand, In which case I have other lesser frames I could use ...
    What's your price range?

    Best of the low-to-mid range is Kurt Kenetic Road Machine. But the best overall is the Elite Turbo Muin: http://www.elite-it.com/blog/products/turbo-muin/ DCRainmaker tested it and found it to be silent.

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    my nice bike is at home kraftwerk's Avatar
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    That post is almost a year old!
    To follow -up I found a minty-fresh Kurt Kinetic trainer for sale two block's away from my house. A fancy-lady owned it in that new doorman building...
    Looks like it got almost no use and came with all these DVD's of the Napa Valley etc. ..It works great, and was perfect solution at the time.

    Willing to trade it for a pair of rollers with resistance..... Always looking for a new challenge!

    Thanks

    To Quote the guy from above:
    "no matter what trainer you buy, in time you will learn to hate more than anything you have hated in your entire life."
    hah ha! That's funny. At least the Kurt Kinetic is good looking design-wise, so just looking at it doesn't piss me off, but keep in mind hate can also be a great motivational force! As in: "I am full of hate, it is freezing rain outside, I will get on my trainer and annoy the neighbors with its ambient noise!"
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