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Old 10-12-2017, 10:52 AM
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Annual Winter 2017-2018 Bike Trainer Recommendations

The Rainmaker has spoken......

https://www.dcrainmaker.com/2017/10/...endations.html

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Old 10-12-2017, 01:38 PM
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Meh.... Now this is a highend trainer.



All joking aside another full detail well written review by DC.
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:27 PM
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Kurt Kinetic Rock N Roll. Works great. Has a subtle up and down motion when you apply downward force, and moves side to side like a real bicycle does. I sold my regular Kurt Kinetic to a fellow forum member and bought this from a LBS, and have been very happy. It's quiet, its far more engaging to ride, and it's comfortable to put an hour or so of work on. A little pricey, as I think mine was about $600, but it's great.

Most likely you'll be able to buy these second hand for a very good price too, like all used bike trainers.
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Old 10-12-2017, 08:46 PM
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Just picked up a Wahoo KICKR from REI. Now need to set it all set up.

Gonna try Zwift and BKOOL.
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Old 10-12-2017, 09:58 PM
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fenders and goretex boots.
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Old 10-12-2017, 10:08 PM
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fenders and goretex boots.
That may work in Oregon, but in the nation's icebox... good luck with that.

All kidding aside... not including any rollers at all (and now some have high tech features) seems awfully limiting, at least to those of us who aren't dedicated to a trainer as the only tool available for winter indoor workouts.
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Old 10-13-2017, 07:46 AM
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fenders and goretex boots.
plus a fat bike.
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Old 10-13-2017, 09:29 AM
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I wish i could ride outside in Winter but up here in the north it's pretty much impossible (unless of course, on a fatbike, but it's not very lively is it).
Considering my first trainer, anyone have experience with the Elite Direto he's recommending, or would i be better off going for something less expensive?

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Old 10-13-2017, 09:30 AM
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Kurt Kinetic Rock N Roll. Works great. Has a subtle up and down motion when you apply downward force, and moves side to side like a real bicycle does. I sold my regular Kurt Kinetic to a fellow forum member and bought this from a LBS, and have been very happy. It's quiet, its far more engaging to ride, and it's comfortable to put an hour or so of work on. A little pricey, as I think mine was about $600, but it's great.

Most likely you'll be able to buy these second hand for a very good price too, like all used bike trainers.
if only wahoo would follow suit and add that movement along with whatever the new riser thing is...

not that you really need it, of course. suffering in the basement builds character..
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Old 10-13-2017, 08:55 PM
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fenders and goretex boots.
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my alternative is Kreitler rollers with a fan add-on
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Old 10-14-2017, 08:23 AM
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That may work in Oregon, but in the nation's icebox... good luck with that.

All kidding aside... not including any rollers at all (and now some have high tech features) seems awfully limiting, at least to those of us who aren't dedicated to a trainer as the only tool available for winter indoor workouts.
The OP is from SanDiego..indoor trainer n SoCal? Nope..

I'd say get a fixie or something and dress for it..and if ya gotta ride inside, rollers...
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Old 10-14-2017, 08:47 AM
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fenders and goretex boots.
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