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Saris H3 for $640 at REI?

Old 09-03-22, 08:34 AM
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Saris H3 for $640 at REI?

I saw that the Saris H3 is on sale at REI currently. (until 9/5/2022).

I have an older Kurt Kinnetic dumb trainer and have messed around a little bit with Zwift, but never really got into it. The recent post about Rouvy in Moab made me realize there are now good alternatives to Zwift (which I find annoying in many respects), and got me thinking about the winter "rainy" season here.

Is this a reasonably safe purchase? (Yes, I know REI is good about returns, but I would rather not abuse the policy.) I've read mostly positive reviews, but I also realize it is getting a bit long in the tooth.
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Old 09-03-22, 05:44 PM
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i can't speak about the Saris but i have a Kicker and i am grateful. i use it a lot in winter here in reno and occasionally in summer when smoke from fires is not good for breathing.

just a quick check on the spec...20% grade and upto 2kw is teh same as teh kicker. i've done the 20% but never the 2000 w. hit about 700 for seconds but thats it. the kicker is all i would ever need and 650 is much better than what i paid for. you will be happy with it.

so, zwift, i got tired of it, same old routes, same old *****. Rouvy i started last winter and liked it becasue of all the new routes. what i do like about zwift is the ability to turn down a road if i want, no can do in rouvy, or fulgaz either. teh route is the route but really nice. i even hit the brakes once entering a round about on my second ride.

i still ride zwift from time to time becasue they let me do 25km each month (i usually stretch that out to 50ish).
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I have the Kickr. Itís great and has been very reliable. I logged over 1K miles on the KK dumb trainer and the smart trainer is a lot more fun.
REI has a good return policy. Donít know anyone that has the Saris. Suggest reading the reviews posted on REI and elsewhere to help in your decision.
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REI gives members one year return policy. Plus a 10% dividend a year later.

That's $64 dollars towards something else as long as you keep the Saris.
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Old 09-06-22, 06:57 AM
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https://slickdeals.net/f/16019572-sa...?src=frontpage
you can buy one for $384 directly from Saris ATM if that will push you over the edge.
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Old 09-06-22, 02:53 PM
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not sure if you have pulled the trigger on this yet but zwift just came out with their own. more $ than this though.
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I got the email from Zwift the day after I ordered it!

It arrived and I set it up in my living room. We are in the middle of a heat wave, so I might wind up logging some miles soon.
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the saris is better (spec wise), i think i erred on the price, i think they are about the same actually. when i got mine it was about july/august. i rode it once or twice after i got it and shelved it until the weather turned sour. you will find it to come in handy on rainy/hot/smokey/windy days.
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