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Old 11-06-07, 09:55 PM   #1
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Bike trainer versus stationary bike

Any opinions on the pros and cons of the bike trainer versus a self-contained stationary bike? (They've got some nice ones out there nowadays!)
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Old 11-06-07, 11:04 PM   #2
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The biggest problem I have with stationary bikes is that many of them use a very heavy flywheel. When you get pedaling fast, this creates a tremendous amount of momentum resulting in an unnatural firing of the quads, and practically no use of the hamstrings. Therefore, I don’t feel like stationary bikes are practical for training purposes. About the only thing they are good for is burning calories.
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Old 11-07-07, 07:29 AM   #3
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$350 will buy you a nice trainer. That same money would buy a cheap stationary bike. Plus with a trainer, you get to ride YOUR bike. A trainer also folds away fairly compactly for spring/summer/fall storage.
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