Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: rockford, il
Bikes: Trek 7700, C'dale R2000
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I am a satisfied user of CycleOps FL2. My goal was and is to train for fast cross country tours at 120 miles/day. This means 17 MPH average including some hills. (plus food stops)
The trainer simulates riding on a limestone trail very closely or alternately going up a moderately steep hill.
For instance: Going up from Sedona to Flagstaff is about the same effort as 6 hours on a trainer at that speed. I also use it for interval training, out of the saddle at speeds over 20 MPH.
The CycleOps is a good value IMO for $300 or less. I hear that the Kurt trainer has a watts meter which would be nice to have.
Instead I use a HRM, Cadence and of course speed and average speed.