Quantcast

getting back in shape with a cheap trainer and bike

Discussion in 'Fitness & Nutrition' started by stinkyjames, Jul 6, 2015.

  1. stinkyjames

    stinkyjames Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    2 / 0
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2009
    Messages:
    5
    hi guys,

    looking for some advice on tstationary trainer and the bike on it...

    so i recently decided to get a second hand stationary trainer and want to put a bike on it to get back in shape... problem is, i think the bike is small for me and its not a road bike. does it matter? also what should i take note of?? im doin this more for MTB endurance and stamina. its the best option i have now. also do i need to worry about the geo of the bike? like if the bars are too low? stem too short? etc. appreciate any advise.
     
    #1 -   Jul 6, 2015

    Please register to disable this ad.

  2. Nick

    Nick My name is Nick

    Rep/Likes:
    226 / 1,626
    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2001
    Messages:
    11,353
    Location:
    behind you, don't wait up.
    Hi.
    Maybe a dumb question, but why a trainer and not just go ride your bike??
    Trainers are good for winter miles, but otherwise mostly suck.
     
    #2 -   Jul 6, 2015
    • Like Like x 1
  3. johnbryanpeters

    Rep/Likes:
    199 / 1,702
    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2001
    Messages:
    21,981
    Location:
    Making moss sad in New Haven, Vermont
    Quoted for truth
     
    #3 -   Jul 6, 2015
  4. stinkyjames

    stinkyjames Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    2 / 0
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2009
    Messages:
    5
    Agreed, what you say is true. but its more that i can get some spin time during the days i cant go out and ride. i work shifts and the only time i can squeeze time to hit the trails is on my off-day once a week.
     
    #4 -   Jul 7, 2015
  5. marian24

    marian24 Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    3 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2015
    Messages:
    4
    whatever is comfortable for you. I do train at home too a few time a week. I ride. 3 or 4 times a month.
     
  6. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

    Rep/Likes:
    120 / 1,096
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2002
    Messages:
    12,321
    Location:
    Fort of Rio Grande
  7. Hect0r0fTr0y

    Hect0r0fTr0y Chimp

    Rep/Likes:
    3 / 0
    Joined:
    Oct 26, 2016
    Messages:
    2
    Greetings and want to chime in. Newbie and I did the same thing and got a stationary for my old school 2003 Gary Fisher Tassajara. It's been a off and on for about 3 weeks and must say I'm motivated to go live so to speak.