Cycle Trainiers, any recommendations?-
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  1. #1
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    Cycle Trainiers, any recommendations?

    Looking at getting a trainer since its going to snow soon and I work retail so with the holidays upon us I can't get to the gym nearly as much as I like to use the bikes or weights. I was looking at this cheap trainer as something to get me by until the weather gets nice again. RAD Cycle Bike Trainer Portable Indoor Bicycle Exerciser Machine Magnetic Work Out Cycle: Sports & Outdoors

    Any other recommendations?

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    for $75 it's probably not horrible. "list price of $229" seems incredibly high for such a thing though. so yeah, i'd look for a higher quality one used locally if you can find one, but again, it's only $75.
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    get the 1upusa trainer.

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    I searched "indoor trainer" and got this... Lots of info there. I use the Computrainer. Its very expensive but I use it all winter because its not boring to use. It lets me ride the same routes (simulates elevation changes and air drag as well as displays hills and curves) I ride during the summer and see if I'm getting faster or not.

    I spent a lot more on my bike than on the Computrainer but I end up putting close to the same mileage on both which makes the cost worth it to me since it keeps me interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scoutcat View Post
    get the 1upusa trainer.
    +1 I picked up a used model that was a couple years old for $100 on craiglist. Only ridden it about 10 times, but no complaints so far. It gets solid reviews, worth checking out.

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