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Old 10-15-09, 07:58 PM   #1
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Recommendations on first time trainer purchase

Hi, anyone have any recommendations for a first time buyer of a indoor bicycle trainer. I will be putting my Orbea on it. I'm not looking to break the bank either. Max of $300. Thanks!
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Old 10-15-09, 10:08 PM   #2
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I'm not sure this is the right sub-forum to ask that question.

Most of us around here do what it takes to ride outdoors, rather than being punishing ourselves in that special hell that is the trainer.

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The only advice I can give is to buy a cheap trainer. I bought one last and used it maybe 3 times. I just can't get into riding indoors. I put the trainer in front of the tv, played movies and so on. Nothing like being outdoors. This year I'm spending money on the winter gear.
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I highly recommend a Kurt Kinetic. I am using a 2nd hand one now and it is great. It is extremely quiet, smooth and mimics riding on the road better than any other I have tried so far. A few buying tips - REI has a 20% off coupon right now if you are a member. If you are not keep you eyes on Craigslist - they show up on there for a fraction of the new price. There was one on my local CL last night for $100 in fact.
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