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    Survival of the Fitest TheDL's Avatar
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    Your opinions on the "Minoura InterRim Indoor Trainer"

    There's one selling here locally for $85. I've never used a trainier before and thinking of getting one for the on coming winter. Does anyone have any opinions on this model?

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    I live where many wonder why trainers are needed? We get maybe 15 days of rain a year. If you need motivate yourself for trainers( a foot of snow will do that)I really like my Minoura rim driven trainer. I was sold on the fact it is easier on your tires. Resistance seems adequate to me. I get up a good sweat. It is pretty quiet. I would recommend it...Where I bought it it was on display in a window and test rides were allowed.

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    I've got rim driven Minoura and I use it with my mountain bike equipped with knobbies. I liked it. It's very quiet but I've ran out of gears. Max gear on my bike is 44x11 and it's not enough to create appropriate resistance during intervals. I need a couple of bigger gears. I think there will be no problems with road gearing, especially with 53x11.

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    It's a pretty good trainer for mountainbikes, because you don't have to put a slick on the back. I ride one, but there is an issue with wheel slippage (the contact-wheels on the trainer don't pinch the rim hard enough) when you crank up the resistance (which isn't much). If you ride it with a road bike, the rims are narrower and you really notice the wheel slippage on the power-portion of your pedal stroke (probably why a previous poster said it might help you with your pedal technique). It gets the job done cheap, but I love my rollers.

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    I have an inter rim trainer. I really like it. It doesn't have as much resistance as I would like, but I do intervals on it and it works well for that. I have an older unit with a poly belt. It broke.

    I replaced it tonight with a "Gates 7M410 Polyflex belt. It seems to be working well on my first test. I'll see tomorrow morning when I put it through a full workout.

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    If you have an older inter rim and the belt breaks, replace it with a "Gates 7M410 PolyFlex". It seems to have worked on mine!

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    If it's an older version of inter rim and your belt breaks (poly belt with teeth), you can replace it with a Gates 7M410 Polyflex" belt.

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