Trainers with high resistance

Discussion in 'Road & Cyclocross' started by ire, Dec 31, 2007.

  1. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    I have a Minoura rim drive trainer (link), when I'm doing intervals or testing (w/powermeter) I am able to go harder than the trainer allows. My options are to find a new trainer or buy a bigger gear just for the trainer :( I use various bikes on the trainer and would rather have a trainer with more resistance. Any suggestions?
     

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  2. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    I have a high end cyclops trainer and it is the same way. Enough resistance for say 5 minute intervals but not enough for short efforts or anything out of the saddle. I think I might get a large volume cheap tire to help out with resistance.
     
  3. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    I have a set of minora rollers with the resistance unit. I've been out of the saddle for a short time with very bad results (cleat in my refrigerator door). After that I bought the fork attachment and discovered that you lose everything when stand no matter what, the whole ass end goes squirrely. Still, for high resistance this set up is the most challenging I've ridden.
     
  4. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    are the cyclops fluid trainers?
     
  5. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    yeah, i've got some cheap trainer... how come I can be 53-11 on that but be such a wuss in the real world?
     
  6. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    You've gotta toughen up to the weather. I recommend having your wife spray you with the hose to simulate hard rain
     
  7. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    I hate riding indoors, so today, we went out and bought...



    she likes that particular exercise equipment and I can x-train. I'm hoping the road/path conditions improve or at least become consistent.
     
  8. Cant Climb

    Cant Climb Turbo Monkey

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    Kurt Kinetic.
    Gives up to 12000 watts resistance.
    Can buy a power meter for it too.......i don't have it but it does the job and only costs $50.
     
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  9. ire

    ire Turbo Monkey

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    Sweet! Thanks for the info

    * Measurable and repeatable workload
    * 6.25 lb. flywheel for realistic coast-down
    * PowerTap calibrated resistance unit
    * Sealed fluid chamber with magnetically coupled driveshaft
    * Thermodynamically neutral silicone resistance fluid
    * 15-second coast-down from 20 mph
    * Consistent resistance at multiple temperatures
    * 80 cooling fins to dissipate heat
    * Lowest operating temperature of any fluid trainer
    * Smooth, quiet resistance from 5-3,000+ watts
    * Guaranteed not to leak
    * 2 1/8” roller reduces tire wear
    * Unconditional lifetime warranty
    * Lifetime crash replacement policy

    I love the crash replacement :p
     
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  10. Cant Climb

    Cant Climb Turbo Monkey

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    Is a real nice trainer....money well spent IMO.