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Old 07-21-08, 08:23 PM   #1
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Indoor bike trainer

I'm talking about the ones you ride on your bike for; not the indoor cycling machine.

if i were to buy a set of rollers or a rear wheel resistance unit, used, what would be a reasonable price?

http://toronto.en.craigslist.ca/tor/bik/761950742.html

i'm check this here out. think it's a good deal? i know nothing about trainers, but i know i want to stay in shape over the winter.

still debating buying a set or rollers, or buying just a trainer (watch tv at same time), or just buying a membership at the gym and get a total workout (but then have to deal with monthly fees + commute).
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Old 07-21-08, 08:41 PM   #2
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It's within the medium price range.Make sure you get good music,'cause it's kinda boring but it's a real time saver.
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Old 07-21-08, 09:15 PM   #3
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Never heard of a Rad but seems Amazon sells it new for $116. Personally, I'd get a Kurt or Cycleops.

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I own a kurt kinetics fluid trainer and I think it is a very high quality trainer. It is designed so it will not leak.

But trainers are boring. I found the book "Workouts in a Binder" by Dirk Friel helps the time go by eaisier and keeps me motivated during the Wisconsin winter.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/193...pr_product_top

I don't own a set of rollers, but Kreitler is the brand that most serious cyclists swear by.

A used kurt kinetics would run about $150 - 200.

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Old 07-25-08, 06:19 PM   #5
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I have a 1 up trainer and I love it. It's as quiet as can be. And it's not a fluid trainer so no worries about leaking.
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It's as quiet as can be. And it's not a fluid trainer so no worries about leaking.
The Kurt Kinetics are very quiet and are guaranteed to not leak. By their design, it's almost impossible for them to leak. I really like my KK, worth every penny. Plan on having it for a while if you go with the KK.
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