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Kurt Kinetic Trainer + Computer Questions...??

Old 09-20-10, 03:09 AM
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Kurt Kinetic Trainer + Computer Questions...??

I'm about to buy a Kurt Kinetic Fluid Trainer + Kinetic Wired Power Computer for the off season.

I want to start tracking my speed, distance, cadence, calorie burn, altimeter, etc.. which the Kinetic Wired Power Computer claims to do for 80 bucks. Works while outdoors as well as when you're on the trainer.

Anyone have anything good or bad to say about this specific computer or the trainer itself?

I was considering getting the Blackburn Tech Fluid Trainer but after listening to how everyone loves the Kinetic; I figure why even take a chance.

Thanks for your input in advance.
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As far as the trainer goes, you can't get much better than Kinetic. I have a Rock and Roll - its a great machine. I can't speak for the computer as I don't have it. Obviously the altimeter is useless on the trainer though.

One advantage of it though is the fact that its calibrated to measure Watts based on your speed on the Kinetic trainer, although that can easily be achieved with a quick Excel Spreadsheet as well.
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If knowing your current, average, and max watts is important to you, then get it. There is a chart that you can use if you simply want to target a specific wattage level for the different parts of a workout or just steady state riding.

I have the earlier version computer and would not but would not purchase it again. For my purposes if it also had cadence and heart rate it would be much more useful. I used another computer with cadence and heart rate to supplement and could view all the data at once and it was very helpful. If you already have a heart rate monitor it might be worth getting the computer since it is now also useful for outside use.
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