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    Tech fluid trainers

    Im looking for something to still "ride" on rainy days and after work. I have looked at rollers but I dont think Im ready for those. I'm looking at something like Blackburn Tech Fluid Trainer from Hucknroll.com

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    Raincoat + Lights = FTW?

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    I was going to start a thread about this until I saw this one. I don't know anything about trainers, can someone chime in? I'm looking at this one:

    CycleOps Fluid 2 Trainer from Hucknroll.com

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    Here's a few of my opinions.

    -Only 2 types of resistant systems to consider: Fluid or Centrifugal Pressure Resistance
    -Mag trainers suck
    -The heavier the flywheel the better (couldn't see a weight for the Blackburn).

    I went ahead and bought the 1UP trainer and it's pretty awesome.
    1up Bicycle Trainers

    Awesome trainer and none of it built in China.

    They did have a problem with varying resistance from overheating, but I believe that problem was resolved 3 years ago.
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    I have a Blackburn fluid trainer, though not that one. Mine's blue. Anyway, got it used of CL for $100, I ride 6 days a week for 1.5 hrs+ on it (wife and kids makes going on a ride difficult, but riding while watching TV with the family is fine by them). So far I've put 3000 miles on it since July, and it works great! I can cruise at 14-15 mph pretty easilly for base, but right around 21 it gets tough. I got to 31 today this morning during a test but could only hold it for a few short seconds. HR spiked to 195 for that. Ouch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Boz View Post
    I was going to start a thread about this until I saw this one. I don't know anything about trainers, can someone chime in? I'm looking at this one:

    CycleOps Fluid 2 Trainer from Hucknroll.com
    I've got a slightly older CycleOps and it works quite well. I'm using it with a road bike, but it'd be fine with a mountain bike with slick wheels.

    Did you have any questions?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawfarm View Post
    Raincoat + Lights = FTW?
    Yea thatís a good way to wind up on 1,000 ways do die "Cylocuted" Iím guessing you havenít been in any of these GA thunderstorms.

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