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Old 07-22-06, 11:35 PM   #1
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Trainer advice needed - Multiple Choice

I need some advice. First some quick background: Iím relatively new to cycling; my primary goal is increased fitness (170 pounds lost over the past 18 months, 40 more to go). I like to have a trainer for lousy weather days or times when I just donít have time to get outside but still want to log a few miles. I have a Kurt Kinetic fluid trainer with an inexpensive hybrid bike mounted in it. I never liked riding that bike outside, and (surprise) I donít like it any better sitting in my basement. Lastly, my wife is interested in a trainer too, so Iíd like to either have something that is easily adjustable or two separate setups.

So hereís the question. If you had $1,500 bucks to spend on a trainer would you:
A. Buy a second fluid trainer for $300 and an extra bike to go with it.
B. Buy a Computrainer and worry about a bike to mount in it later.
C. Buy a CyleOps Pro 300PT
D. Save the money for a therapist because I clearly need professional help.
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Old 07-24-06, 05:41 PM   #2
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E. Use it to buy a gym membership and start lifting weights. Lifting weights will greatly increase your metabolism and not only help you loose the last 40 pounds but keep it off.
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Easy answer, the Emotion rollers from Inside Ride are the best indoor trainer you can buy!
But that's just me talking.
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170? That's unbelievable! Congrats!

But yeah, I'd get rollers, and then a gym membership, and save money for new clothes. Always fun to do things together with the wife, and rollers allow you to change things up a bit. Those Nebraska winters can be brutal.
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Thanks for the advice. I've got the (home) gym and use it regularly. I may benefit from the advice of a personal trainer, but my schedule has been too crazy to support that.

I've never even considered rollers, nor have I ever tried them. Just the thought of somehow falling off them and plowing my bike into my TV and basement wall was enough to keep my bike bolted to a stationary frame. You've given me something new to consider.
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I need some advice. First some quick background: Iím relatively new to cycling; my primary goal is increased fitness (170 pounds lost over the past 18 months, 40 more to go). I like to have a trainer for lousy weather days or times when I just donít have time to get outside but still want to log a few miles. I have a Kurt Kinetic fluid trainer with an inexpensive hybrid bike mounted in it. I never liked riding that bike outside, and (surprise) I donít like it any better sitting in my basement. Lastly, my wife is interested in a trainer too, so Iíd like to either have something that is easily adjustable or two separate setups.

So hereís the question. If you had $1,500 bucks to spend on a trainer would you:
A. Buy a second fluid trainer for $300 and an extra bike to go with it.
B. Buy a Computrainer and worry about a bike to mount in it later.
C. Buy a CyleOps Pro 300PT
D. Save the money for a therapist because I clearly need professional help.
E. Spend the money on something to occupy your attention while you're on the trainer.

Seriously, I hate the time I spend on my trainer. I know people who love the computrainer, but I think I would have a hard time getting into it.
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