trainer - mag or fluid?

Discussion in 'Cycling Training' started by genedoc, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. genedoc

    genedoc New Member

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    Which type is more road like, quieter, or ? Example: CycleOps fluid 2 vs mag
     
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  2. genedoc

    genedoc New Member

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    Hey, come on. Inquiring minds need to know.
     
  3. RapDaddyo

    RapDaddyo Active Member

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    The question you haven't asked is the most important question (or at least it would be for me): which trainer can be used to ride high-intensity efforts at a consistent and predictable intensity? The reason this question is important is that if one doesn't have a power meter, a trainer can be used to ride high-intensity efforts at appropriate levels of intensity based on a simple speedometer. For this purpose, I would buy the Kurt Kinetic Road Machine. If one does have a PM, this is less important, but I would still buy this trainer.
     
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    mark_e_smith New Member

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    I was thinking rollers but this one sounds more useful...
     
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    I have to agree with RD. Not only do I own the Kinetic, but I've been following his notes on LT workouts for a couple of months now - I therefore feel morally obliged to agree with his opinions!! *grin*

    Re your original question: anecdotally, the Kinetic is one of the quietest (or should I say least noisy) trainers on the market. The tyre resistance feels realistic; rolling motion is very smooth, especially compared to a rim-drive trainer. I can't provide any advice on rollers - presumably you should be able to try before you buy, in any case.
     
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    RapDaddyo Active Member

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    Heads up, Tyson, you've got guys on your wheel!;)
     
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