General Cycling Discussion Have a cycling related question or comment that doesn't fit in one of the other specialty forums? Drop on in and post in here! When possible, please select the forum above that most fits your post!

Minoura Trainer

Old 12-19-06, 11:39 PM
Thread Starter
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Minoura Trainer

Hi. I'm new here and looking for information on a trainer. I don't want to ruin my tires, but I don't want to swap them out, either. I have a road bike and my wife has a hybrid. It would be a pain to swap tires on both to use with a trainer. I found a Minoura E-RDA-1050R-PM. It is a rim drive. It is magnetic, but has "PowerMatic" which is supposed to provide exponential resistance.

What are people's opinions of Minoura trainers and rim drive trainers. Please let me know. This model seems to fit my bill (price, features, etc.) but I don't want to get it if it's no good.

mynarr is offline  
Old 12-21-06, 09:49 AM
Top Banana
Join Date: Dec 2006
Posts: 22
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
The Minoura E-105 is an awesome trainer for mountain bikes. I've used this particular trainer, and I've noticed that there is significantly more resistence than most other trainers. After talking to people at Minoura, they tell me that it is geared more towards mountain bikers, and people who pedal with a slower cadence. The exponential resistence is not there though. It does come with a handlebar mounted resistence unit, so you can adjust it as you ride, but I have not felt this exponential reisistence that they claim. It's not necessesarily a bad thing, it is still a very smooth trainer, and being rim drive, will be the quietest trainer you can possibly find. Seriously, it is super quiet too!

If you are a mountain biker, I would 100% recommend this trainer!
CtoF is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.