My apologies for the cross-post, but I haven't received any responses in the Recreation folder, and I need some advice before hubby regrets allowing me to turn the den into a workout room
Hubby and I are thinking about buying an indoor trainer to turn our cheapie big-box-store mountain bikes into stationary cycles as an alternative to working out on our treadmill. What do I need to make this an effective, comfortable workout? I've read some info on other sites and have all but decided on a magnetic trainer (found one on amazn for 79.99 + free ship) and block to raise the front tire. I figured we could just use the gear shifts to adjust resistance while on the bike, so no need for a remote. How does this sound, and is there anything else I should consider? Also, hubby is a big guy (~275 lbs) - do I need to be concerned about how much weight these things will support? Thanks!