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    Trainer advice??

    I am looking to purchase a new trainer and I like the older wind resistance types (fits my budget). I have found the Kinetics Cylone and the Cyle-ops wind for about the same price. I'm getting back into cycling after taking a couple of years off and haven't kept up on the trainer quality. Which would you all recommend? Thanks.
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    kreitler rollers with headwind resistance...end of story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FXjohn
    kreitler rollers with headwind resistance...end of story.
    Unfortuantely, my budget won't let that happen.
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    I just picked up the kreitlers. the Challengers. I have yet to get on them yet but they look very hard. any tips other than dont clip in and doorway?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryan6
    Unfortuantely, my budget won't let that happen.

    You can get a set from supergo for 130, just a brand that's not kreitler...

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    Quote Originally Posted by FXjohn
    You can get a set from supergo for 130, just a brand that's not kreitler...
    OK, my confession . . . I was on a set of rollers once and about killed myself on them. To fight the boredom I run into while winter indoor riding, I read magazines, books, etc. and don't like to focus on the time. For me indoor riding time drags on forever so I need something to help the time go by. I fear that reading on a set of rollers, I'll be lying on the floor in no time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bryan6
    OK, my confession . . . I was on a set of rollers once and about killed myself on them. To fight the boredom I run into while winter indoor riding, I read magazines, books, etc. and don't like to focus on the time. For me indoor riding time drags on forever so I need something to help the time go by. I fear that reading on a set of rollers, I'll be lying on the floor in no time.

    maybe you'd be so busy balancing you wouldn't be bored...just listen to music or TV

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    Performance Travel trac. Fluid century trainer, it is one of my dads best investments for me than actually buying me a road bike. 140 $ at http://www.performancebike.com/shop/...tegory_ID=4120 so go check it out.
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    Thanks for all the info. all!!
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    I had the cyclops wind trainer; it is a good machine but sounds like small airplane coming in for a landing. I had to get rid of it. Rollers are fun and certainly more fun to ride. If you want to get a bit more serious about training, choose your trainer be it wind, magnet, or fluid and try a training video to watch as you ride. Trainers are boring as all get out but the videos keep you moving with a goal and they do work. I now have a cyclops fluid trainer which is quiet and smooth. I really like it. You most likely will get tired of the noise a wind trainer puts out at some point but are good if you can put up with it. Good luck!

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    I second the recommendation for the TravelTrac. It's a lot of trainer for the money (actually a re-branded Elite), and fluid beats wind anyday.

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    i did nto know it was re named, everthought that they copied the frame idea? But yes i third my idea. Never get anything else except fluid. FLUID IS THE WAY TO GO
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