I own two sets of trainers. A minoura trainer and a set of minoura
rollers. My best advice in response to your question, is to invest in
rollers rather than a conventional trainer. Cycling is all about having a
smooth spin and you will learn that by using rollers. Competitive cyclists
train on rollers. Thus, with rollers you can log in km/m + at the same time
improve your cycling skills. Rollers, however, are harder to use than a
trainer as you need to have a good balance.
> I'm new to this group and looking to purchase a trainer for the first
> time. I live in Canada so I will be using it for about 4-5 months of
> the year. I will be doing IMC next August and need to log some miles
> over the winter to get my ***into shape. I would greatly appreciate
> any info as to experiences you have had with your trainer and
> recommendations on which trainer you would recommend. I am considering
> a comutrainer, so any info on this would be greatly appreciated.