Old 12-20-11, 07:53 AM
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Any such thing as a quiet trainer w/ resistance?

Just got a magnetic trainer. Can't believe how loud this thing is, or as my wife puts it "sounds like a motorcycle doing laps in the house". At the highest resistance setting, in the biggest gear, at 120 rpm it's not even enough to warm up the leg muscles. But does however do a very nice job of filling up the room with the smell of burning rubber. I also have doubts about the value of doing very high rpm's on a fixed platform since the bike would normal rock quite a bit from side to side. I'm not looking for something to train the legs, just a gentle spin to get the heart rate up for 30-45 minutes a day (my absolute boredom limit). Also could care less about an authentic "road feel". At 210 lbs., I'm a bit heavier and stronger than the typical road cyclist, so maybe I was expecting too much? Any suggestions?
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