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Old 03-18-07, 09:58 PM   #1
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Kurt Kinetic Pro Trainer (dual flywheel): questions

The KK Road Machine seems to have its share of fans. And I'm planning on getting one. But then I see their Pro trainer (Dual Flywheel) set up and I'm intrigued. I didn't find any results on the forum search.

I'm not sure if I understand the benefit of it, but I want to make sure I understand it prior to buying the Road machine or deciding upon the Pro trainer. I plan to do a fair amount of indoor riding (with Spinervals, Netathlon) when I get home late from work or if I'm babysitting the kids.

According to Kurt's website, the dual flywheel gives a "massively smooth ride" and "the most realistic endurance ride ever." Can anyone explain what this actually means? I've ridden an old Kreitler PVC roller set-up with the Killer headwind before and have nothing else to compare.

Does it offer more resistance?
More inertia to inital acceleration?
Is the Road machine "not smooth?"
Can the Road machine be set up with the additional fly wheel at a later time?

Thanks.
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Old 03-18-07, 10:36 PM   #2
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I have a Kurt Kinetic and I also wondered if the additional flywheel could be added later. The dealer I spoke with indicated that no, it could not be added later. I'm not really into indoor training and I'm not a racer so he steered me toward the standard set up. I like the trainer, it's smooth, easy to set up, etc. It's a last resort for me though. I'd much rather be outside. I only use it when it's dark and rainy.
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Old 03-18-07, 10:44 PM   #3
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I have a Kurt Kinetic and I also wondered if the additional flywheel could be added later. The dealer I spoke with indicated that no, it could not be added later.

Good to know. I hear you; I'd rather ride outside too. But I'd rather ride indoors than not at all. I'm hoping Netathlon will take some of the boredom out. Plus, I'm training with a power meter (Power tap) and the Kurt Power PC would add a nice training dimension to my indoor workouts.
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