Tags: Magnetrainer Extended Range Mini Exercise Bike, mini exercise bike
Help Me Find A Good Bike Trainer For My Mom
A little bit of background. My mom is in her 40's and is having a tough time getting any exercise in the winter. To be nice about it, she sits at a computer desk just about all day long and comes home and watches TV. In other words, she gets no exercise until summer comes around. She enjoys exercising and has asked me for suggestions. She has a mountain bike and I was wondering if she can use a bike trainer with that?
You know what? I applaud you for looking out after your mom. Unfortunately in today's society, we get all too used to having a sit down job and then coming home to relax with dinner and perhaps an adult beverage. Its easy to become homebound during winter because lets face it, for some of us its just too darn cold or icy or snowy to be exercising outside. We could come up with a multitude of excuses or we could do something about it. So, why don't we choose to be active this winter.
Yes, your mom could get a rim drive trainer for her mountain bike and have the bike setup within a matter of a few minutes. A rim drive trainer uses the rim of the rear tire to propel the bike, while most bike trainers have the rear tire on a roller. What that means is that rim drive trainers allow mountain bike riders to ride a trainer without worrying about the rear tire being worn down or falling apart. Its a neat concept and this type of trainer is relatively quiet as compared to the standard bike trainer. I think you would be doing your mom a favor by either buying or recommending a rim drive trainer for her.
Minoura RDA80D Rimdrive Trainer
Another choice may seem a little weird but it is something that your mom may be able to use at work. It involves cycling but while sitting (wait a minute, you say.. isn't all cycling done while sitting?). Yeah, but this type of cycling is different. The Magnetrainer Extended Range Mini Exercise Bike can be put under a desk and you can exercise literally at work while typing on the keyboard. From my understanding, this mini exercise bike has the widest range of resistance of any "mini" on the market. That means that the resistance should be good enough to not only burn a few calories but to also get the blood pumping, which is exactly what we need during the freezing days of winter.
MagneTrainer-ER Mini Exercise Bike Arm and Leg Exerciser