Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: St Louis
Bikes: 1988 Raleigh Scott Tinley Tri-Lite Technium
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Use a recumbent trainer to maintain road bike conditioning?
I came across a bargain on a recumbent trainer and am considering making the purchase but I am a little concerned about the applicability of the fitness I can achieve on this type of trainer to a standard road bike.
My primary goal for using the trainer is to maintain my level of fitness on my road bike during the cold of winter. Would a recumbent trainer work the same muscles that I have built up in riding my road bike? The recumbent trainer is a good deal but I could always pay a little more for an upright trainer if an upright indeed works road bike muscles significantly better than a recumbent trainer.
I'd appreciate any insight, thanks