Unless i have more than 90mins I never ride outside, it takes me a while to get through junctions etc to get to some decent roads. I dont want to waste time waiting fro traffic etc. I also do intervals etc on teh Turbo.
Bootsie - What about the turbo - chuckle ? I have a Tacx Sirius it was teh best reviewed Turbo for the money (~£100) I wanted to spend.
The Silent Assassin wrote (see)
been looking at rollersstarting off and stopping look a bit dicey, do they have variable resistance
been looking at rollers
starting off and stopping look a bit dicey, do they have variable resistance
Stick it in 53*11 and you wont need any more resistance.
Doozer. wrote (see)
If I could afford one I would.
Bootie I'm sure where will be someone out there that can lend you one. Like previous post a lot of the time they aren't used anyway.
I might invest in a turbo. The OH has just read all the posts and said " b*gger that means two turbos, his n hers" and walked away grumbling to himself.
so next question... whats the best turbo trainer?
R.P soon to be T.P wrote (see)
All depends on how much you want to spend
they range from £100 to several thousand
lets say... £100 to £150
Not sure how noisy it is compared to others, I use it in the garage so it doesnt matter. I think teh reviews said it was quiet. I use mine probaly twice a week in the summer (ride outside sometimes) and 5 times a week in teh winter. Its teh best ~ £100 I've ever spent on sports kit.
I would add that I paid extra for the cable that allows you to change the resistance, but you dont need that option you just chanage gears on the bike to alter the resistance.
Look it up on Wiggle and read the reviews from the magazines.
I have a Cycleops Mag, pretty basic but does the job.
I would suggest that you have a training wheel otherwise you are going to go through your race tyres in short fashion.
I know some people have DVDs, watch TV or listen to music to break the boredom - or you could dress an inflatable doll in cycle gear and put it on a bike in front of you then you can have a pursuit - woops sorry wrong forum
Used to do spin classes in my old gym, the instructor was a cyclist so no handlebar pushup nonsense, lots of high resistance, some sprints but most in max effort at 60-90 rpm. Would then follow immediately with a a 5K treadmill run so got a brick session in as well.
I have one bike and one wheel and tyre. Tyre use a Vittoria Rubino tyres - they last me about a year, but its not a race tyre - although I do race on em.
fat buddha wrote (see)
I can't understand why people use turbos in summer though - just get out and ride
Because the missus isn't back from work, and leaving the house with the kids asleep in bed and the oven on tends to be regarded as irresponsible these days.
Agree with the sentiment though - I'd rather be outon the roads.
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