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Who owns a Spinner bike for indoor training during the winter?

Old 12-12-10, 01:01 PM
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Who owns a Spinner bike for indoor training during the winter?

Which spinner bike do you have and would you recommend it? Also, do you use DVDs? Which DVDs do you recommend?
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Old 12-12-10, 03:10 PM
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Spinner bikes suck IMO.

Plan A: Ride Outside
Plan B: Rollers
Plan C: Trainer
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Plan Z: Spinner Bike

I don't use training DVD's but I think most folks like spinnervals or CTS (Carmichael) ones. I just listen to music, generally something with a good rhythm/beat.
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I have an old bike on a trainer. Works great for me.
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Originally Posted by thebchessl View Post
I have an old bike on a trainer. Works great for me.
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Old 12-12-10, 03:51 PM
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I have one- we found an used spin bike from a gym. I made sure that I could put real bike pedals and seat on it. Otherwise it would be horribly uncomfortable.

I don't like not having a freewheel. I keep forgetting it's fixed and attempt to stop pedalling to stretch. I hate indoor riding so I don't use it often.

good points: it's easily adjusted so my wife can use it. It doesn't need maintenance and I don't care if it gets all sweaty.

bad points (vs bike on a trainer): No freewheel. Wrong bars (I need to machine a fitting to get regular bars on it).
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I think I rather prefer a computrainer. It is more easy to make a custom interval program and see your progress in numbers.
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Old 12-13-10, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by sdlesko View Post
Which spinner bike do you have and would you recommend it? Also, do you use DVDs? Which DVDs do you recommend?
I don't own one, but I really like the Lemond Revmaster spin bikes we have at my local gym. Is it exactly like being on my bike? No, of course not. But it offers plenty of adjustability in both the handlebars and seat, and is comfortable for a long workout. (In addition to regular 1 hour spin classes, I've used the bikes in a winter base miles program with sessions from 2-3 hours.)
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Old 12-13-10, 09:53 AM
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cyclops makes some great ones, with road bars, and a power meter
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Old 12-13-10, 09:58 AM
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I ride a spin bike while inside. 38 pound flywheel, clipless pedals and the same saddle as I ride on the road. A one hour ride on a spin bike using heart rate monitor to pace will kill you as there is no soft pedaling to rest. I use it quite often and it wears me out.
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Old 12-13-10, 01:09 PM
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Yes.

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