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Old 12-25-04, 12:40 AM   #1
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Maybe I need a trainer

I have come to the conclusion that I'm a wimp and I don't like suiting up and riding when it's 20 degrees outside. So sue me. Anyways, I still want to get some form of exercise and I thought maybe a trainer would work well for me. I've heard of several brands and the fluid ops 2 trainer seems to be a popular one, but that aside, would a trainer be able to hold my weight or would it damage any of the components to my bike? Any addt'l info is appreciated.
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Old 12-25-04, 07:09 AM   #2
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I commute to work when it's in the low 20s. By the time I get to work I'm burning up and immediately start pulling the clothes off.
I'm one of the few doing weekend rides when it's cold. Same scenerio when I get home from the ride.
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Old 12-25-04, 09:17 AM   #3
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Completely off topic...what I want to know is...with my weight is it safe to hook my bike up to a trainer.
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I am looking at the info that came with my Kurt Kinetic trainer and it does not specify a weight limit. I does have a lifetime frame warranty and a 5 year resistance unit warranty, so I would imagine if it broke you could get it replaced- at least the first two or three.
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email them with your weight and see what they have to say. it shouldn't damage your bike unless you try and move the bike around when you stand up or unless you hook it up wrong. also, your tire will wear out pretty fast, especially if its a MTB. good luck, merry christmas
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That is right tire wear will be quick... I have a seperate wheelset for training and I use that instead of using the stock wheels and rims. I run a heavy duty rear tire and have no problem... and I am not lite (230) but no to heavy either.

I love my trainer. It give me my needed endurance workouts for the upcoming race season while not requiring me to ride in adverse conditions.
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yea, I was thinking that I need a trainer, however for 90% of the time, I'm in NC where it doesn't get below 20...I just hate riding when its below freezing, the bottles freeze up. a pain in the ass.
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yea, I was thinking that I need a trainer, however for 90% of the time, I'm in NC where it doesn't get below 20...I just hate riding when its below freezing, the bottles freeze up. a pain in the ass.
I agree with you. In fact, I got my trainer for the sole reason of eliminating all of the weather related excuses for not riding.
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I would think if your bike can take the weight than a trainer could. I think your good to go man.
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I am about 250 and use a trainer ok, you have to sit your bike higher than the lightweights because of the extra weight pushing the bike down, but it seems to do ok.

I dont know about standing up and cranking hard though cause I can get the bike rocking just pedalling and might be afraid of bending the frame or something on the bike.

I use the 1upusa trainer because of the lifetime warranty on it.
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