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    Trainers

    I am looking to buy a trainer. Should I get roller trainer or mag trainer? What are pros and cons of each?

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    Fluid trainer if you want quiet smooth opperation. Most people dont like and say not to use Rollers. Mag trainers can be loud.

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    I use fluid. Rollers require much more concentration. I have small children and sometimes I am watching them while training. With a regular trainer, I am not going to have a roller mishap. The fluid ones are definitely much more quiet.

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    rollers will improve your bike-handling and balance as much, maybe more than they will improve your fitness.

    I got tboned by a cyclist hard enough to turn my leg black and blue and green, but didn't go down. I attribute that, in part, to many hours on the rollers.

    Rollers can be hard to ride, especially for the novice cyclist, and I find I'm more likely to go numb in various places due to a more static position. It is *very* difficult to stand up and shift around when riding rollers.

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    I have a fluid trainer but am currently researching rollers as well. I need to mix it up this winter or I'll get bored with it quick. The challenge of learning to ride rollers is appealing. Not to hijack, but does anyone know of a training video/DVD for a roller workout? I have a couple Spinervals, but is there anything geared more toward rollers?

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    I ridden the new E-motions roller from Inside Ride and they're the best!
    As easy as just riding your bike.
    Check them out at Insideride.com

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    What about specific brands, other than Kurt Kinetic? Has anyone heard anything about CycleOps, Travel Trac, or Minoura? Thanks!

    I would want a fluid trainer, not rollers...

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    1upusa. Friction plate, very quiet and about the same price as a Kurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrowesFan
    What about specific brands, other than Kurt Kinetic? Has anyone heard anything about CycleOps, Travel Trac, or Minoura? Thanks!

    I would want a fluid trainer, not rollers...
    performance brand, darn good trainer, in my view:http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=4120

    I ahve last years, but I dont see much of a difference between the two.

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    I dunno but I like this trainer:


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    Quote Originally Posted by HWS
    Not to hijack, but does anyone know of a training video/DVD for a roller workout? I have a couple Spinervals, but is there anything geared more toward rollers?
    I was wondering the same thing last night watching FitTV while on my rollers.

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    I got a Fluid Trainer from Performance. I think it works great.
    I have been watching segments from the 2004 TdF while I ride.

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