Trainers? Do you like yours?

Trainers? Do you like yours?

Post by Donald Smit » Sun, 11 Oct 1998 04:00:00


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.

Thanks
---Kelly

 
 
 

Trainers? Do you like yours?

Post by Charleboi » Sun, 11 Oct 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> 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.

> Thanks
> ---Kelly

the computrainer is by far the best system. I tried one here, and it's
great. The calorie calculation is off though. Power output seems good,
which is the main thing.

 
 
 

Trainers? Do you like yours?

Post by Mike Bund » Tue, 13 Oct 1998 04:00:00

Do you like yours? -- NO!!!

I HATE IT -- WITH A VENGEANCE!! -- I SPIT ON IT!! -- EVIL THING!!!

It works perfectly well and all that, I just hate it. It's too damned
much like hard work, and I dread it every time "trainer session" comes
around... (twice a week).  The only consolation is that it must be doing
me good, 'cos it hurts.

-- MB.

Quote:

>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.

>Thanks
>---Kelly


 
 
 

Trainers? Do you like yours?

Post by Nadja Ro » Tue, 13 Oct 1998 04:00:00

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.

Nadja

Quote:

> 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.

> Thanks
> ---Kelly

 
 
 

Trainers? Do you like yours?

Post by Susanne » Tue, 13 Oct 1998 04:00:00

I have a trainer that I don't use much.  Mostly because I am afraid of the
possible damage to my bike frame....Is this a reasonable concern?  I have a
steel Bianchi (55cm)  I would appericate any input. Thanks.

 
 
 

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Post by Achim Wilfried Heinl » Tue, 13 Oct 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> 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.

> Nadja

I have to second that. First I bought a windtrainer because I was scared
of the
rollers. Than a friend sold his rollers and I bought them. Of course the
frist
time I fell down right away. Then I placed them in an open door, so that
I
couldn't fall but would lean against the door frame. After a couple of
sessions
'in the door' I was comfortable enough to use them just next to a wall.
Besides the big advantages mentioned above, I would like to add that
there is
no stress on your bike frame. Windtrainers are not very good for the
frame.
--
Achim Wilfried Heinle

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Post by Billy » Tue, 13 Oct 1998 04:00:00

"
I have a trainer that I don't use much.  Mostly because I am
afraid of the
possible damage to my bike frame....Is this a reasonable concern?  
I have a
steel Bianchi (55cm)  I would appericate any input. Thanks."

Only danger to your bike is from persperation.  Use a fan to keep
cool and/or a towel to protect your frame and you should be ok.