- Hi all, back from Seattle$B!D(B My $B!F(Bportable$B!G(B trainer is a Fluid2, and my training trainer is, of course, a Computrainer. I had a client whoMessage 1 of 4 , Dec 1, 2003View Source
Hi all, back from Seattle…
My ‘portable’ trainer is a Fluid2, and my training trainer is, of course, a Computrainer. I had a client who owned a Kinetic, which is supposedly better, but the “L” screw broke twice and the plastic part surrounding the bolt did the same. The only one I’m really intrigued about is the “OneUp” system, with a dynamo wheel or something like that. For the money, stick with the Fluid2 or get their new magnetic trainer, which I’ve heard is pretty darned good.
Richard P. Wharton
USA Cycling Elite Coach
- Note: i don t yet own a Y so i cannot join in your reindeer games of trainer miles. i do have bike envy and one day i will own a Y. My wife would kill me if iMessage 2 of 4 , Dec 2, 2003View SourceNote: i don't yet own a Y so i cannot join in your reindeer games of
trainer miles. i do have bike envy and one day i will own a Y. My wife
would kill me if i added a ninth bike to the stable at this point.
Note these are listed in order of my preference. (Coincidentally, also
top $ to bottom $) I have tried all types of trainers. i have all listed
If you have the money the Computrainer is the way to go. very versatile
whether you use it in the ERG mode or riding virtual courses of real
routes, like Columbia and IM Hawaii or IM Canada or USA. (Very realistic
too, i might add, my CT time for Columbia is only 2 minutes slower than
my real time for the course. I attribute this to not being able to coast
My second recommendation would be to get a set of rollers. Krietlers are
the best and you will want to get the "Killer Headwind" add on. Rollers
will not only give you an excellent workout, but they will improve your
riding technique unlike no other piece of equipment will do. Of course
if your balance sucks then, it might not be that pleasant of an
experience unless you have an old couch to land on. But if you can get
the hang of them, your ride handling skills will be excellent and your
pedal stroke technique will be circular. (If you mash and don't pedal in
cirlces, you will fall off the rollers.)
Fluid would be my next reccomendation. Quiet, general all around work
out. Easily transportable. A MUST for apartment dwellers. Cycle-Ops Rule.
Mag/wind i will lump these together at the bottom of the barrel.
Louder. Not as smooth of a ride. This is a '73 VW bug compared to a
Bentley if you were riding a fluid trainer.