Author: Sorting Last Post on Top ↓ Message:
MSANITAL's Photo MSANITAL SparkPoints: (74,682)
Fitness Minutes: (44,555)
Posts: 7,728
11/10/11 9:20 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I am not sure of all the brands that are out there but I know Ilike the kind that you have to mount your bike on vs the ones that look like a treadmil
the cycle club I belong to has a an indorr traning 3 x weekly and we do the Spinervale DVDs they are intnese love love love them
Good Luck
Ride on

Anita

Leader of :Make it Happen if you want to make it happen come join us.. we would love to have you
___________________

Your Never a loser until you quite trying.




 current weight: 253.0 
 
330
292.5
255
217.5
180
DDOORN's Photo DDOORN Posts: 24,006
11/10/11 4:22 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Ugh! So sorry you were burned!

Nothing like a well-established LBS, IMHO.

Don

Co-Team Leader for All Health Pros, Binghamton Area Losers & Laid Off But Staying Strong SparkTeams

Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." --- Buddha

rules4humans.com


 Pounds lost: 112.3 
 
0
30
60
90
120
MLMAVERICK's Photo MLMAVERICK Posts: 242
11/10/11 4:15 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
wanted to follow up with folks. Previously i recommended that amazing sale price from Green Tire Bikes.

Turns out, Green Tire Bikes is a bit of a fraud.

Rather than taking out bank loans to get their startup LBS business up and running, they're pulling the funds from their online orders the minuet they're placed and using the funds to finance their business and stocking of inventory.

I placed my order on Oct 21st, and the order still hasnt shipped. They've refused to answer numerous emails and never answer their phone / return calls. Reviews online on a variety of message boards are flooded with many other people experiencing the same thing.

Disgusting for a family owned LBS to do something like this.

If you happen to come across the shop in online searches for pricing, STAY AWAY.

- Mark

Co-Leader, Tennis Players Team


 Pounds lost: 106.0 
 
0
39.25
78.5
117.75
157
DDOORN's Photo DDOORN Posts: 24,006
10/21/11 7:14 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Cool deal! Thx for sharing!

Co-Team Leader for All Health Pros, Binghamton Area Losers & Laid Off But Staying Strong SparkTeams

Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." --- Buddha

rules4humans.com


 Pounds lost: 112.3 
 
0
30
60
90
120
MLMAVERICK's Photo MLMAVERICK Posts: 242
10/21/11 5:38 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Sale Alert!

http://www.greentirebikes.com/

Green Tire Bike Shop has a 21% off coupon that goes ON TOP of existing 20% discounts on most of its items. I just scored a CycleOps Fluid2 package that retails for 440 bucks for only 282.

If you're considering a purchase, today only is when the extra 21% works.

Hit it up!

- Mark

Co-Leader, Tennis Players Team


 Pounds lost: 106.0 
 
0
39.25
78.5
117.75
157
BARRONVC's Photo BARRONVC Posts: 1,886
10/15/11 3:11 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
"Here on this cold, rainy day in the NE I'm mighty jealous...!"

Cold........Me too! You have the rain, we have the strong cold wind you will get an a day or two.

 current weight: 192.0 
 
280
257.5
235
212.5
190
BLJORDAN's Photo BLJORDAN Posts: 58
10/15/11 2:33 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I apologize for the delayed response. I do have the pilot, but it was not part of the $600. In total the trainer with pilot is a little over $900.

DDOORN's Photo DDOORN Posts: 24,006
10/2/11 9:45 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Here on this cold, rainy day in the NE I'm mighty jealous...!

Don

Co-Team Leader for All Health Pros, Binghamton Area Losers & Laid Off But Staying Strong SparkTeams

Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." --- Buddha

rules4humans.com


 Pounds lost: 112.3 
 
0
30
60
90
120
BILL60's Photo BILL60 Posts: 369,736
10/2/11 9:16 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Of course there is the obvious solution, move to some place where you can ride outdoors year round and save yourself the hassles of trainers/rollers, etc. Thank God for South Texas. HOOAAA!!

"Excellence is but for the few."


 December Minutes: 2,186
 
0
812.5
1625
2437.5
3250
BARRONVC's Photo BARRONVC Posts: 1,886
10/1/11 11:59 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
LeMond trainer looks nice. I have seen something similar but didn't know the name.

It will certainly save rear tires. It's probably quiet because the rear spokes are taken out of the picture.

Do you have the power pilot? Is that part of the $600 cost or extra.

This also has a 250lbs limitation.

 current weight: 192.0 
 
280
257.5
235
212.5
190
BLJORDAN's Photo BLJORDAN Posts: 58
10/1/11 11:38 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I bought the LeMond Revolution trainer earlier this year and LOVE IT!!!! It is a quiet system, duplicates true riding, will work with any mountain or road bike, doesn't require a rear wheel on your bike and you can hammer on it. I've had a number of trainers over the years and I either had to store them in the garage and or wear headphones when using them. This unit allows me to talk to my wife at a normal volume. Another perk to the system is the fact it is designed to replace your rear wheel so you don't have to use blocks for the front end and it compatible with 130-135mm spacing as well as 8-11 speed compatible. Only down side is the cost, which is almost $600. Here is a link to it http://www.lemondfitness.com/product_detai
l/465/lemond-revolution



Climbing blocks level off the bike when it is in the trainer. Trainers lift the back end of the bike pretty high off the ground. A cheap way to get around these blocks is to use pieces of wood. Either item you use will be good, because it is very uncomfortable to ride at such weird angle for a period of time.

Edited by: BLJORDAN at: 10/1/2011 (11:52)
BARRONVC's Photo BARRONVC Posts: 1,886
9/29/11 6:10 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
KA_JUN is right on.

Nothing is going to be quiet because you have spokes too. Those little things go really fast and make noise. They make resistance and will make some noise even if the trainer is quiet.

Maybe you can find an old cat-eye. They have a fan and magnet. If you remove the fan they are quieter and then you can use a small floor fan to keep it cool. All the energy will create heat.

Magnets will be quiet, fans loudest.

Just how loud is loud? You can hear the TV if you crank it. If you use an Ipod or ear plugs that works too. A spinning class can be deafening, I use ear plugs. I'm pretty deaf anyway.

Will it bother me when I'm watching TV while using it? No, just put an external speaker on selves or a stand next to you with the channel changer, phone, and drinking fluid. I use a portable laptop stand and my laptop to watch movies or the computer for my computrainer.

You can find something for $100 with shipping if you look hard enough. If it lasts one season and you hate it, no big deal. If you love it, ask for a top line from Santa and put it on Craig's list.

www.amazon.com/Bell-Motivator-Indoor
-B
icycle-Trainer/dp/B000AAYBWS


http://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=340
3551



 current weight: 192.0 
 
280
257.5
235
212.5
190
KA_JUN's Photo KA_JUN SparkPoints: (58,755)
Fitness Minutes: (70,684)
Posts: 1,814
9/29/11 5:51 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I've got an old Minoura mag trainer and some CycleOps rollers. As others have stated, they're better than nothing when the weather is nasty, but they can be boring as all get out. I've used the Carmichael Training Systems Mountain Biking intervals, beat you up, but a good workout.

Nothing beats the trail or road, "live fire" exercises, vs. "drills" in the basement.

Loud is pretty loud. Rollers are quieter, but if you want resistance, it's gonna cost.

Pain is weakness leaving the body.

How do you eat an elephant?

I will not fail.


 current weight: 180.0 
 
180
172.5
165
157.5
150
MLMAVERICK's Photo MLMAVERICK Posts: 242
9/29/11 5:34 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
This one's a relevant discussion for me as well. Living in Massachusetts, where snow definitely happens and never gets plowed well enough, riding in the winter months just will not happen unless indoors with a trainer.

CycleOps seems to be the most widely suggested out on the internet, but I just cant justify spending 300-400 bucks on it when almost everybody complains about how loud it is. Just how loud is loud? Will it bother me when I'm watching TV while using it?

- Mark

Co-Leader, Tennis Players Team


 Pounds lost: 106.0 
 
0
39.25
78.5
117.75
157
ON2VICTORY's Photo ON2VICTORY SparkPoints: (47,549)
Fitness Minutes: (27,816)
Posts: 6,693
9/28/11 12:19 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
BARRONVC - thats great advice.... thanks :)


RRCA Certified Adult Distance Running Coach

ACE Certified - Weight Management

Let's be friends on Facebook
www.facebook.com/#!/robert.wadhams.7


 Pounds lost: 104.0 
 
0
41.25
82.5
123.75
165
BARRONVC's Photo BARRONVC Posts: 1,886
9/28/11 12:07 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Bill said, "To me, it's a "gizmo". You really don't need it."

Funny, I agree! You can add a phone book, whatever you want. Some company makes a real stable stand you lock your fork into and it raises. So what, that's a good way to mess up a bike frame and destroy any balance you had. Climbing is not done on a ridged bike. You have movement with the line of force over your power foot and the bike can gently move as you balance.

My favorite, the rollers, you must be aware, and have balance. I've ridden them all living in the frozen tundra. I like rollers and computrainer using spinscan function. For me, indoor cycling will never take the place of cycling on the road, but it's better than not riding or being taken out by a snow plow. They don't plow the bike trails, those turn into snowmobile trails.

When you ride indoor you need a purpose and make a game of it so it doesn't get too boring. Most important, watch out for bad habits. They can creep in while on that fixed stand, spinning can cause you form issues too. Mix it up, spinning, rollers next day, rest, etc. Do a ton of strength training.

He is a fun one, 60 seconds on the rollers 39-17 90 rpm, 60 seconds 53-17 90 rpm, get off the bike and do 30 seconds of floor exercise (pushup, crunches, boso ball, dumbbells, Swiss ball) back up, 60 seconds 39-17, 60 seconds 53-16 90 rpm, back to floor. Each set takes about 3 minutes with mount and dismount. 10 sets, 10 min warm up and warm down, and your done.

 current weight: 192.0 
 
280
257.5
235
212.5
190
DDOORN's Photo DDOORN Posts: 24,006
9/28/11 10:35 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Oh yeah, you'll get there! Centuries are such a BLAST! It feels so GREAT to see what our bodies can accomplish!

Don

Co-Team Leader for All Health Pros, Binghamton Area Losers & Laid Off But Staying Strong SparkTeams

Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." --- Buddha

rules4humans.com


 Pounds lost: 112.3 
 
0
30
60
90
120
ON2VICTORY's Photo ON2VICTORY SparkPoints: (47,549)
Fitness Minutes: (27,816)
Posts: 6,693
9/28/11 9:43 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
thanks, i was wondering about it. I noticed that they sell the trainer individually or as a kit with a mat and block. the last thing i need is alot of extra gizmos to take up space. century, here I come.....

RRCA Certified Adult Distance Running Coach

ACE Certified - Weight Management

Let's be friends on Facebook
www.facebook.com/#!/robert.wadhams.7


 Pounds lost: 104.0 
 
0
41.25
82.5
123.75
165
DDOORN's Photo DDOORN Posts: 24,006
9/28/11 8:08 A

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Not sure, but I think the blocks help to "level" the bike...?

Don

Co-Team Leader for All Health Pros, Binghamton Area Losers & Laid Off But Staying Strong SparkTeams

Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." --- Buddha

rules4humans.com


 Pounds lost: 112.3 
 
0
30
60
90
120
BILL60's Photo BILL60 Posts: 369,736
9/28/11 7:14 A

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
To me, it's a "gizmo". You really don't need it.

"Excellence is but for the few."


 December Minutes: 2,186
 
0
812.5
1625
2437.5
3250
ON2VICTORY's Photo ON2VICTORY SparkPoints: (47,549)
Fitness Minutes: (27,816)
Posts: 6,693
9/27/11 4:37 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
what is the function of the climbing block if you buy the total set?, does it add stability or just for changing grade. is the unit stable enough without it?


Edited by: ON2VICTORY at: 9/27/2011 (16:38)
RRCA Certified Adult Distance Running Coach

ACE Certified - Weight Management

Let's be friends on Facebook
www.facebook.com/#!/robert.wadhams.7


 Pounds lost: 104.0 
 
0
41.25
82.5
123.75
165
LIV2RIDE's Photo LIV2RIDE Posts: 6,211
9/27/11 2:34 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
I recently posted this same question. Cycling in the winter in Chicago isn't for me. I did a bunch of research and didn't want to spend a whole lot of money on the Cycle Ops or the Kinetic. I mean I'm not a pro or anything. I ended up going to a big box store and got the Ascent Fluid for $100. It was 50% off. I wasn't comfortable with Craigslist since I don't have any idea what I'm looking for in a used one. I know it's not the top of the line but hopefully it serves my purpose to get used to my new clipless pedals and work on my form in the winter months.

Kelly

A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse.
- Stephen Dolley Jr.

TCMITCHELL1 SparkPoints: (7,211)
Fitness Minutes: (7,766)
Posts: 7
9/27/11 2:16 P

Send Private Message
Reply
We have two, my wife's trainer is a Cycle Ops Wind and mine is a Cycle Ops Mag. We love both of them. I frequently ride indoors as it makes for an awesome high intensity training session (i.e. no momentum or coasting)!

BARRONVC's Photo BARRONVC Posts: 1,886
9/27/11 1:53 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Go to LBS in the area and put up a "Want to buy Used Trainer". You will find one.

I've had or used most of them and leave a bike set up all winter. In the area we have training sessions with the big screen bells and whistles. If the group is your thing that's ok.

We try to ride on the road but this time of year is a coin toss, 75 and sunny one day, 25 and snowing the next. This year has really sucked since late August.

Try some at the LBS or friends you know.

 current weight: 192.0 
 
280
257.5
235
212.5
190
CHICKYSOUP's Photo CHICKYSOUP Posts: 273
9/27/11 1:45 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Thanks Bill. I was reading reviews on the Cycle Ops Mag trainer as they seem to have eliminated the resistance issue. Unfortunately, a Kurt Kinetic Fluid trainer is out of my price range!

 current weight: 166.0 
 
166
160.75
155.5
150.25
145
BILL60's Photo BILL60 Posts: 369,736
9/27/11 1:10 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Years past, I used several trainers. By far, my favorite brand was Cycle Ops. Good luck.

"Excellence is but for the few."


 December Minutes: 2,186
 
0
812.5
1625
2437.5
3250
DDOORN's Photo DDOORN Posts: 24,006
9/27/11 1:08 P

Community Team Member

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Here's another thread that may be helpful:

www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes
sa
geboard_thread.asp?board=0x1670x3867R>6532


I bought my son a CycleOps Fluid trainer, which is the type that appears to be most widely recommended. However I will caution (after only trying it out once or twice) that they can be LOUD! I've read others suggesting to use old or special tires for trainers as they can wear the thread down pretty quickly on a tire. Plus smooth tires make less racket.

Don

Co-Team Leader for All Health Pros, Binghamton Area Losers & Laid Off But Staying Strong SparkTeams

Don't die with your music still in you. -- Dr. Wayne Dyer

"We either make ourselves miserable or we make ourselves strong. The amount of work is the same." --- Carlos Castaneda

"You yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection." --- Buddha

rules4humans.com


 Pounds lost: 112.3 
 
0
30
60
90
120
CHICKYSOUP's Photo CHICKYSOUP Posts: 273
9/27/11 12:56 P

My SparkPage
Send Private Message
Reply
Hi all,
I've just started some research into indoor trainers for this winter as I want to keep my mileage up through our rainy months. I've looked on Craigslist and there are ton of trainers for sale there ranging from $50 to $350, but I would love some Sparker's recommendations on what brands they prefer. I would like to go with a high quality one, as I hope to be using it to train for a long ride in June, thus spending lots of time on it, but don't want to break the bank! Oh, I ride a Trek road bike.

Has anyone used Spinerval DVDs? I saw them on amazon and they looked intense but had so many options. Do you have a specific DVD in that series that you like? Or do you have another DVD for your indoor training sessions?

I want to improve my endurance for overall distance and be able to attack a fair bit of hills, so I hope that training DVDs with some strength training for the whole body done throughout the week will work!

Thanks for sharing your wisdom and experiences!
Sarah

Edited by: CHICKYSOUP at: 9/27/2011 (12:57)
 current weight: 166.0 
 
166
160.75
155.5
150.25
145
Page: 1 of (1)  

Report Innappropriate Post

Other Cycling - Road, Mountain, Fun, Racing General Team Discussion Forum Posts

Topics: Last Post:
El Tour de Tucson 11/2/2014 7:44:49 PM
Preparing For Off-Season Fitness 10/13/2014 10:43:19 AM
Pre-Ride Routine? 11/16/2013 2:51:19 PM
Tough Hills? No Problem...! :-) 12/10/2014 9:47:57 AM
MOVIN'...! 12/21/2014 11:04:32 AM

Thread URL: http://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x1670x44300852

Review our Community Guidelines




x Lose 10 Pounds by February 7! Get a FREE Personalized Plan