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    Recommend training video for spin bike.

    I'm trying to get on the bike more, and I don't have time to hit the trails during the week, so my wife is getting me a spin bike for Christmas. Can you guys recommend a good video set? My goals from this are to lose some weight, and train for the races in the spring.
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    +1sufferfrst, but all but a few line up with my off season of tempo/sst/L4.

    Ilike these to ride along to at my own pace off of ebay. Six 6 Indoor Cycling DVDs Filmed in Colorado Group Rides Races Adventures | eBay

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    Cool. Thanks!
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    The Sufferfest, all of them. So much more affordable than the other DVDs out there and more entertaining.

    Also, can you just get a trainer and use an existing bike? You could sink the spin bike money in a power meter or something more useful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by briscoelab View Post
    The Sufferfest, all of them. So much more affordable than the other DVDs out there and more entertaining.

    Also, can you just get a trainer and use an existing bike? You could sink the spin bike money in a power meter or something more useful.
    I thought about that, but I don't have a geared bike at the moment, and I don't think a trainer would work well without gears. Is this true? I've honestly never used either one.
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    Then consider picking up a set of rollers. They are great with a SS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by texasnavy05 View Post
    I thought about that, but I don't have a geared bike at the moment, and I don't think a trainer would work well without gears. Is this true? I've honestly never used either one.
    +1 for Sufferfest.

    I put my road bike on a trainer for a few months and hated it. I also ride single speed and found it was difficult to simulate hard, low-cadence, climbs with the road bike/trainer combo.

    Bought a used studio quality spin bike for $100 that I ride regularly during the winter months.

    Obviously lots of folks use trainers/rollers without issue. But the used spin bike and Sufferfest video series have been a great investment for me.

    EDIT: I would encourage you to look for a used spin bike. Just make sure it is good quality with a 40 lb flywheel. They're pretty easy to find on Craigslist. And if it starts collecting dust after a year, you can sell it for about what you purchased it for.

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