Do any of you have one of these and if so what kind and how do you like it?
scubasteve said:What's up Ant?
I have a Cycle Ops Mag+
I'll tell you that it's very weird riding on a trainer and not going anywhere. It takes a bit of time getting used to. For me, it's good because i ride in the morning before work and it doesnt' take a lot of prep time.
THe Mag+ is great, but the "remote" adjuster sucks. I still haven't gotten it to work, so I'd say just get the Mag.
This is my first trainer, so i'm not exactly a source on what to get. What I can tell you is that they're very useful, especially in the off-season.
Hope that helps!
NJ Jess said:Hi Alex, bike trainers are used for indoor training or warming up before a race. With winter coming, a lot of cyclist train indoors while watching TV, a movie, or they might have sprint intervals on a trainer.
Base miles are usually done in December, January, and Febuary. Simply put, you do 10-20 miles a day on the trainer to condition your body to the specific muscles and movements a cyclist needs. Start off easy, so 10 miles a day, 5 days a week, equals 50 miles. Each week add 10 -20 miles as you become healthier, lighter (cause you can lose 10 -30 pounds in these 3 months). By the time spring starts, you can really boggie on a bike. First H2H race is usually May 1st! Hope to see ya out there, Jess
smarencik said:re-starting this thread because there are a lot more members since it was originally posted. Is anyone using a trainer or spinning bike? If so, which one?