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Old 10-28-16, 03:54 PM
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What trainer do you use

Looking to maybe upgrade my trainer and just wondering what the racing crowd is using.
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Old 10-28-16, 03:56 PM
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Tacx Neo Smart + Sufferfest App.
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TravelTrac (Performance Bike brand) fluid trainer.
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16-year old Nashbar fluid trainer. It holds the rear wheel and provides resistance. When it finally dies I will replace it with something else that holds the rear wheel and provides resistance.
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Was using Wahoo Kickr V1.. got a Tacx Neo this week.

Software : Zwift and Tacx Trainer and Skuga.
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Kurt Kinetic
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I have spent years on a Kurt Kinetic Rock n Road. Still works like a charm

I just got a Tacx Neo for this winter season because I decided to splurge and see what all the hubbub was about with smart trainers.
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Cyclops mag trainer that I bought 7 years or so ago. I have complaints, but it gets the job done.
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Thanks for the replies. I have a Kurt Kinetic right now and use Trainerroad and Sufferfest. I am really wanting to get into racing next year and was just wondering if there was any benefit to a smart trainer?
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I'd say not particularly if you have a powermeter
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Originally Posted by tjk23 View Post
Thanks for the replies. I have a Kurt Kinetic right now and use Trainerroad and Sufferfest. I am really wanting to get into racing next year and was just wondering if there was any benefit to a smart trainer?
I'd say yes, if you are willing to do structured training and virtual racing.
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Kreitler 2.5" rollers.
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Kreitler 2.5" rollers.
^This with DIY magnetic resistance.
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Old 10-29-16, 07:34 PM
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Thanks for the replies. I have a Kurt Kinetic right now and use Trainerroad and Sufferfest. I am really wanting to get into racing next year and was just wondering if there was any benefit to a smart trainer?
I can't answer on the smart trainer for TR and SF. But for Zwift apparently it's the schnizzle.

KK is pretty predictable in terms of power output so that's a huge plus. Also the fluid one is bombproof. I am on a KK now. Went through 3 CycleOps so far. I was thinking not to return two busted Fluids (no fluid left in them) for new units but now I'm rethinking that maybe I should do that.
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Originally Posted by tjk23 View Post
Thanks for the replies. I have a Kurt Kinetic right now and use Trainerroad and Sufferfest. I am really wanting to get into racing next year and was just wondering if there was any benefit to a smart trainer?
If you don't have a powermeter, I would get that first.

A KK is a fine trainer, probably the best non-smart trainer out there. A smart-trainer is all good and dandy but I would honestly put that on the bottom of my "upgrades" list.
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Fluid2. Netflix is my entertainment. Luke Cage is a badass.
I'm only a couple episodes in so far, and right now, I'd describe him more of a wet rag than badass, which confuses me, because this is clearly set after Jessica Jones, in which he was much more of a badass.
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i have a slightly different POV re: trainers. i think the KK is fine, but for daily use i preferred the 1upUSA trainer. the flywheel is heavier and had a bit more road feel. (note: no trainer, other than perhaps those direct-drive ones, feels very much like the road.)

it offers magnetic resistance and is very quiet.

for warm-ups at events, i like the elite power fluid trainer -- particularly for TTs. the elastomer roller causes incredibly little wear on a rear tire, so the benefit is you can warm up with your disc and race tire. not having to worry about a wheel swap 5' before your start is a good thing.

my go-to setup for indoor training, however, is the inside ride rollers: you can actually train with power with them because they offer resistance and they require you to stabilize your bike so it feels a bit more like riding outdoors. works well for those who have to train their TT position indoors, since the energy that goes into holding a line can be significant.

the direct-drive trainers interest me; i haven't used the new crop but some of the older ones were unacceptably noisy. the lack of need to stabilize the bike is still a limiter for me.

i don't do the Zwift thing (yet). my indoor sessions are typically focused and <=90', so boredom is not much of a problem.
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