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Bike Trainer stands for heavy people

Old 02-15-21, 11:27 AM
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Bike Trainer stands for heavy people

i am currently wanting to take my bike inside and put it on a trainer stand to bike inside instead of buying a stationary bike or spin bike etc. does anyone know of a trainer stand that can hold up to 450 lbs?

already discussed with doctors etc and working closely with appropriate people.
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don't think such an animal exists.I'm 195lbs. & found a cycleops was way too light to get comfortable on.inherited a Sunny & zero issues-stable as a rock if you can spare $650.good luck & keep riding.
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195 lbs shouldn't be a problem - the Kickr for example specs 250 lbs, but that seems to be more due to potential bike damage than a concern for the trainer. 450 lbs might be a bit too much though. I'd ping Wahoo and the bike store/brand and see what they say.
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Have you considered rollers? I don't know about weight limits but I love mine:

1) no need to change bike to use, just hop on
2) improves my pedal stroke as when I'm not good I bob up and down
3) improves my balance

Takes some getting used to but I'm a big fan. You must use smooth or minimal tread tires (ie. Continental Gatorskin, GP4000 or GP5000)

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What brand are those? I've never seen them before. Looks like a cross between Tru-Trainer and Kreitler.
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The highest I've seen one rated is the FDW trainer. It says "at least 300 pounds", whatever that means. Maybe you could write to them.
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What brand are those? I've never seen them before. Looks like a cross between Tru-Trainer and Kreitler.
I actually don't know. I just searched for it and used the picture that popped up from the search. sorry
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The roller suggestion would likely be ok from a weight perspective, although at 450lbs I would certainly verify before purchasing. However, the primary issue I see would be the ability at that weight to control the bike on the rollers. I've been riding for 20 yrs and I am of normal weight for my height and rollers can still be challenging for me. Small movements on the bike can have a major effect on control on the rollers and at that weight I see control of the bike as a significant constraint and would not recommend.
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Originally Posted by akeelor View Post
The roller suggestion would likely be ok from a weight perspective, although at 450lbs I would certainly verify before purchasing. However, the primary issue I see would be the ability at that weight to control the bike on the rollers. I've been riding for 20 yrs and I am of normal weight for my height and rollers can still be challenging for me. Small movements on the bike can have a major effect on control on the rollers and at that weight I see control of the bike as a significant constraint and would not recommend.
Yeah you need to be able to control the bike with your hips.
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I don't know if the OP is coming back but I spoke to this guy years ago and he would make custom stuff for people. Might be worth a call,he seemed to know what he was talking about.
High Sierra Cycle Center, mfg of the Slocum Trainer stand and seller of Computrainer products. (hscycle.com)
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Originally Posted by akeelor View Post
The roller suggestion would likely be ok from a weight perspective, although at 450lbs I would certainly verify before purchasing. However, the primary issue I see would be the ability at that weight to control the bike on the rollers. I've been riding for 20 yrs and I am of normal weight for my height and rollers can still be challenging for me. Small movements on the bike can have a major effect on control on the rollers and at that weight I see control of the bike as a significant constraint and would not recommend.
Good points, I'm relatively light at 175lbs with bike so I don't know what to expect at 450lbs.

I don't have a problem controlling the bike on the rollers unless I try to ride "no handed" then it can be dicey
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