Bike Trainers

  • Indoor Bike Trainer Buying Guide

    by Katherine A. Roccasecca 

    Indoor Bike Trainer Buying GuideMaybe it never gets bitterly cold where you live and train. Maybe you don't have to contend with 18 inches of snow on the roads. However, there are still plenty of reasons for you to get an indoor bike trainer.

    We will share those reasons with you, and once we have convinced you that you need one, this indoor bike trainer buying guide will help you narrow down the overwhelming choices.
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  • CycleOps Bike Trainer Replacement Parts

    by Patrick Davis

    CycleOps Bike Trainer Replacement PartsTrainer season is here in the midwest. Temps are dropping and snow is looming in the near future. This doesn't mean cycling has to stop. It just means the next few months are filled with blasting tunes, movie watching, and fun trainer rides.

    Trainers are, for the most part, made to last forever. They have great warranties and, unless Mark Cavendish locks in, these things will get most riders through decades of riding. Over time, however, some parts might not work as great as when they were new.

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  • Break Through Bike Trainer Boredom!

    by Pro Triathlete Tami

    Riding the bike trainer does't have to be boringIt just got really, really cold here in the midwest. Like snot-freezing cold when you walk outside. This probably means you are not doing too much outside other than slowly making your way to the pool.

    I thought sharing a few tips on how to keep the fun level up and the boredom down on the bike trainer might come in useful for our readers. Lets face it… nothing is as fun as actually moving when riding a bike, but it has to be done stationary sometimes.

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  • CycleOps Fluid2 Bike Trainer Review

    by Athlete Seth

    CycleOps Fluid2 Assembly PiecesThe end of November brings cooler temperatures, and is usually time of year that people head indoors to begin training for the next outdoor season. Indoor training benefits all those who take on the challenge, even if you’re lucky enough to live in a year round outdoor training environment. I’m going to focus on an important piece of training equipment for when we choose to head indoors, the indoor cycling trainer.

    Today we’re taking a look at CycleOps’ take on indoor training with the Fluid2 trainer. With eight trainers in their stable, the Fluid2 falls directly in the middle of their line up. Some of CycleOps baseline trainers use wind or magnets to generate resistance. Sometimes, these models can have your neighbors wonder if you're trying to power your house on your bike. The Fluid2 has the advantage of using, you guessed it, fluid to generate resistance. This makes it very quiet and gives you a consistent feel while riding, with limited slips, if any. Not only should it keep your neighbors and family oblivious to your power generating activities, it will ensure that you don’t have to crank the stereo to eleven to hear your motivational jams when you hop on each morning.

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