Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Eugene, OR
Bikes: Surly Long Haul Trucker, Surly Pugsley Special Ops
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Is there anything wrong with Roller Trainers?
I cam across and older Cycle Ops Roller Trainer on craigslist for what seems to be an ok price of $70, and would like to know if there is anything wrong with roller trainer that I might not know.
It Cycle Ops so I know its a good brand but looks to be there older 3 part hold, now they only fold in half. It looks like it has PVC drums, I have heard they will get warped in sunlight sometimes, should I worry about that? Doe the belts go bad on them much? Are they pretty loud, or is it just the tired noise? How does resistance really work, I cant seem to understand that?
I also ride a 26in wheel LHT that I am riding right now. Will it even work with it? I know the front fork support it comes with would be to high be a little bit.
I have been wanting a trainer for sometime, just to have fun on when I'm not doing anything at home. and a roller trainer seems like it would be more versatile, Because I have 26in wheels and my girlfriends bike is actually a internal geared hub 3 speed and can mount a standard frame trainer(i don't even know if she would even like it.
Anything would really help, with in the next couple hours I am going to check the trainer out later tonight. I attached a photo of the trainer.