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Bikes: 2000 Trek 6500, 2006 Flyte SRS-3, 2005 Jamis Dakar XLT
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1upUSA vs. Blackburn Trakstand Ultra trainers
Yes, there are tons of trainer threads, but I'd love to hear more directly comparing these two.
First off, cost:
1upUSA - $300 shipped
Trakstand - $260 after applicable discounts and tax from Performance Bike
1upUSA - lifetime
Trakstand - 5 year from Blackburn, but I'm not sure what concessions Performance makes with their 100% satisfaction guarantee?
Anyway, a trainer is a large investment for me so I'd prefer to make the right choice from the start! The resistance units on each obviously have the same design, but MTBR and RBR reviews seem to indicate that current 1upUSA trainers might have a revised design that doesn't fluctuate in resistance as much. Maybe better quality control?
The way the bikes are mounted is different on each, the Trakstand screws on while the 1upUSA has that foot lever.
Any recommendations as to which one I should get?