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Old 08-17-14, 08:01 PM   #1
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Advise on Trainers

Hi Everyone,

Me (45 year old semi athletic male) and my 13 year old son like cycling but we are not into racing and just looking to get in better shape and maybe pick up the pace on our rides (average roughly 22KM/Hr now and would like to average 30). I like long distance 100-180Km rides and my son is working his way up (comfortably do 50KM now).

Ok so now back to my question, we both agree that TrainerRoad is the way to go but we are debating the Cycleops PowerBeam Ant+ versus the Kurt Rock n Roll.

There is a $1000+ price difference so I am trying to figure out if it's really worth it, I suspect we will use it more as its more realistic training (ie going up a hill means shift to lighter gear) but I would love to hear from somebody that uses both or has tried both?

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Try this thread ...

http://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycli...r-trainer.html
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great thread but alas it does not tell me if anyone has tried both and has opinions on whether it's worth the premium.
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great thread but alas it does not tell me if anyone has tried both and has opinions on whether it's worth the premium.
You could ask if anyone has tried both.
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lol did not think of that. Done and duhhh that makes sense
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what did you find? narrow it down to A Vs B.. link to your options.
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Hi Fietsbob,

Cycleops Powerbeam
+ realism of TR driving it feels nice and very intuitive to train
+ fact that its forcing me to ride the profile (or my son who lapses)
- Cost

Kurt Rock n Roll
+ not fixed ie forces me to use core to stabilize and be smoother
+ great customer service
+ no leaks
+ affordable
- reverse behavior (uphill = lower gear)
- easier to cheat on the training (my 13 year old son)
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