Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: North of Boston, Massachusetts
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Jr is right. You want a good quality trainer. But you don't have to spend a lot of money. Your figure is good. If you can get one with ergo and watt meter, go that route.
When it comes to a Trainer, as long as it is durable, it is the right one, for it is the workouts you put in that will in turn make you stronger, or if not then at least allow you to get in a good sweat.
The more you pay above, say, $300, the more bells and whistles you get. But the Trainer itself isn't necessarily any better.
I have a Nashbar Fluid Trainer with Power Meter that is sufficient. I purchased it two years ago from Nashbar for $175. I think it normally runs for about $275-300, but I used a bunch of coupon codes and got it knocked way down. I am very happy with it. I tell you this not to promote it over any others but rather to show that as long as it is quality, you'll get out of it what you put in. And if you want more bells and whistles, such as virtual reality and ergo, et al, you'll have to pay more money. But you dont' NEED those things.