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#1 of 7 Old 11-27-2010, 04:25 PM - Thead Starter
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Hi Kicksters!  hello.gif

 

I am hoping for a bit of help.  With Rev3 in my sights, I am looking at trainers to help get me through the Cincinnati winter.

 

Any suggestions on brands, features, etc?  I am not looking to break the bank but want a quality trainer. 

 

Any help would be greatly appreciated!  biggrin.gif

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Don't know how big your bank is but... if you can afford a Computrainer, it's worth every cent. ~$1500 though.

 

Go for a fluid trainer, if possible.

Mag trainer, if not.

 

Or if you're hard core, consider rollers but I've not gone there yet...


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I'll second the Computrainer recommendation. It is pricey but it has really helped me. Santa left me one under the tree a few years ago.

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Thanks for the input!  I will start by looking for a fluid trainer. 

 

A Computrainer, huh?  If anyone has Santa's ear, tell him I will give him a pole dance he will never forget if he leaves one under my tree...biggrin.gif

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I think Santa requires all requests to have an introductory video posted to Youtube and a link here... yeah, pretty sure that is in the 2010 regulation amendments. Them's the rules...  evil5.gif

 

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A Computrainer, huh?  If anyone has Santa's ear, tell him I will give him a pole dance he will never forget if he leaves one under my tree...biggrin.gif



 


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cyclops or kurt for a fluid trainer are great options, the tacx flow is a decent lower priced ergo, the cyclops power beam is a mid priced ergo.  Computrainer is nice but lots of cords and needs a dedicated place to stay set up, looks like a middle school kids locker.  ps, i lived in columbus, people in Ohio can and do cycle outside all winter, might want to also consider investing in a set of winter clothes and fenders

 

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