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A Magnetic Trainer (sometimes called mag trainer) is just one of the many choices that you have when looking for an indoor bicycle trainer. To get a basic understanding of the different types of trainers, I highly recommend checking out this video.
So what you end up seeing is that basically you have your choice of a wind trainer, magnetic trainer, and a fluid trainer. Throw on top of that a roller trainer if you truly want to practice balance. If you ride a mountain bike, I highly recommend that you check out another type of bike trainer, called a rim drive trainer. You will soon find out that in anything, there are ranges in quality, features, and price.
Wind Trainer - Inexpensive. Does the job. May be noisy.
Magnetic Trainer - Middle of the road price. Does a better job. Less noisy. Different resistance levels depending on model.
Fluid Trainer - Price increases. Top of the line. More options. Even less noise. Some may leak. Best resistance levels of all bike trainers. Check out CycleOps and Kurt Kinetic.
Roller Trainer - Allows you to work on form, holding a straight line, and balance. Some offer wind resistance add-ons. Can be dangerous if you have not ridden one before or are not paying attention.
Rim Drive Trainer - Made specifically for mountain bikes. A rim drive trainer allows you to ride a bike trainer without the worries of having to change out your rear tire. An added plus is that rim drive trainers are knows to be quiet.
Aosom 20b Bike Bicycle Indoor Kinetic Trainer Stand
Forza F-2 Trainer
CycleOps Fluid 2 Indoor Bicycle Trainer
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CycleOps PVC Roller Indoor Bicycle Trainer
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Minoura RDA80D Rimdrive Trainer