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Old 10-01-02, 07:11 AM   #1
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Just a quick question on stationary trainer

I was just checking to see if anyone knew of good deals on stationary trainers. Im considering using one during the winter months and the times I dont have a chance to ride. Ive heard that they can be boring, but for me, I would toss my road bike on it and rip out a good 45 minute workout and thats that. Any solid ones on sale, Nashbar/Performance.....ebay?
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trainers can be quite boring if you let them. I got a cyclops fluid last winter. as you know our wisconsin winters have been mild the past couple of years so i did get out side a lot anyway.

The key for me is good loud music on the trainer, and having a goal to work on . I like to do intervals sometimes crank up the resistance and work on strength, or maybe just spin , Now that you got your A 5 you can work specific heart zones . 2X a week i teach a class using trainers during the winter basesd on heart zone training.

check arround mad town you might find one of the LBS has a weekly trainer ride during winter or just set it up in the basement or garage and ride.

the cyclops is arround 200 buucks a littke pricy but worth it a friend got one on sale for 155 though nashbar etc has sales on varrious brands chack the website and see what you come up with. oh yes i use an old slick tire ont he back with the trainer less noise and it will ware out the tire with use
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Catfish, did you get the Mag Cycleops or the Fluid 2 trainer. The fluid 2 goes for 269 at Nash and buy it now on ebay for around 230. I noticed the mag cycleops goes for around 200. Any thoughts on the two?

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I've had a TravelTrac2000 (Now called TravelTrac Millenium) from Performance for about 3 years and have had no trouble with it. It's one of the higher rated fluid trainers. You can pick one up at Performancebike.com for $179 ($199 with the handlebar-mounted adjustable resistance unit).
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Nikos, I have a Fluid 2 trainer. It's been great so far. Check out the price at Pricepoint. It's where I got mine.
http://pricepoint.com/product788.html
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Old 10-03-02, 03:27 PM   #6
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i thught i paid around 200 dollars but i might have been mistaken maybe it was 300 but that seems too high and i would have remembered pating with that much money. I checked out the link dirtgrinder gave and see they have one for 229 i think it is worth it i am quite happy with the cyclops fluid trainer i got
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I've had a TravelTrac2000 (Now called TravelTrac Millenium) from Performance
For what it's worth, the PerformanceTravelTracs are re-branded Elite trainers. At $179 it's a good price for a good adjustable resistance fluid trainer.
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Go with something reasonably priced, but not the cheapest of the bunch. That way if you don't use it THAT much you're not burning a ton of money.

I have a Blackburn Trainer and a set of Minuora (sp?) rollers, Both are fine for the limited use they get, but I'm lucky since I live in a mild climate.
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How are the minura's. They seem to be the easiest to find around here.
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