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It just snowed in Denver Colorado last evening so its time to think about bicycle trainers and indoor riding once again. Got a problem with that? I hope not. Have an indoor bike trainer that you are currently riding? If so, tell me about it. I'm always willing to take comments or guest writers on my blog.
For those who know me, I still ride my 22 year old wind trainer from time to time. I need to take a couple of pics to post up to this site. Otherwise when winter comes I am either at the gym on an exercise bike or most likely riding indoors.
Bicycle Trainers Indoor Riding At Its Best
When I bought my first bike trainer, there weren't many choices. And being a college student, cheap was the best choice. So, I purchased a wind trainer. From memory, it was about $50 or so and that was 22 years ago. It didn't really have any features. You just placed the rear tire of your bike on a roller, placed the front tire on a textbook to reduce wrist strain, and then pedaled away. As you changed gears, resistance increased. Guess what? You can you can still buy a bicycle trainer for not much more. Check out this absolutely fantastic deal!
RAD Cycle Products MAX RIDER PRO Italian Bike Trainer with Remote Shifter For Professional Work Out Indoors!
Most of us would rather ride outdoors as long as we can but here in the midwest we have at least 3 months which can get pretty nasty. We're talking snow, ice (dangerous), wind, and just plain cold temperatures. Again, I like riding exercise bikes and heading out to the gym but sometimes it is nice to just stay at home, avoid the cold weather, and best of all, ride your own bike which you are comfortable with.
So if you don't own a bike trainer, what is holding you back?
What price range are you looking at?
Are you looking for a wind trainer, magnetic trainer, fluid trainer, rim drive trainer or roller trainer?