Indoor Bike Trainer Reviews
Indoor bike trainers are a really great option to get you off the couch and on your bike especially when the weather is terrible outside or your friends you ride with just can’t or don’t want to today. An indoor bike trainer is always ready to go for a ride even if it’s snowing outside and your friends can’t make it. Not to mention the fact you can ride your bike trainer and watch your favorite show on television or listen to music. Now I would rather go ride outside any day but if that is not an option my bike trainer is always there for me. If you are looking for an indoor bike trainer then you have come to the right place. I will talk about the different types of bike trainers on the market and let you know about the pros and cons of each different type. There are really three different types of indoor bike trainers on the market. Fluid Trainers, Mag Trainers, and Wind Trainers.
Fluid Trainers are indoor cycling trainers that when you turn your pedals they spin a small turbine in a thick liquid. The harder you spin your pedals the harder it gets. Personally this is my favorite type of indoor cycling trainer. The reason I like it the best is because it is the quietest and the resistance is the smoothest and you can actually adjust the resistance pretty high so that it’s great for even high level cyclists. That’s not me but it might be you. Now not too long ago fluid trainers had a bad reputation. It really wasn’t if they would leak but when they would leak. You can understand how this would be bad if you had this in your living room. No one I know with a Kurt Kinetic fluid trainer has had a leakage problem since they came out with their new design and this includes thousands of miles ridden. Another downside of this type of trainer is the cost it’s a little more expensive than the others but I would gladly pay it for the quieter ride.
Fluid Trainers I Recommend
Wind Trainers are indoor trainers that spin a fan when you turn your pedals this causes wind resistance which is pretty smooth and the harder you pedal the more resistance there is. Wind Trainers are really great for those on a limited budget. They are the cheapest indoor cycling trainers on the market. You can get a great trainer that will last you a long time that will not break your budget. Not to mention the wind trainer is the simplest of the three types of trainers on the market. So less moving parts to break in the long run. The disadvantages of a wind trainer to me is simply the noise. Oh you can’t hear me I said the NOISE yes it can be that loud. So for some people this is not a problem but if you like to do other things while on your trainer like watch Television or listen to music it can be a problem.
Wind Trainers I Recommend
Mag trainers are indoor cycling trainers that use the resistance of magnets to provide resistance on your ride. Some are adjustable only by getting off the bike and some have a cable that comes up to the handlebars. Some newer models use centrifugal force to change the position of the magnets to give a more normal ride I only recommend the latter two. Let’s face it if you have to get off the bike to constantly change things you won’t.
Mag Trainers I Recommend
No Excuses Just Ride
No more excuses the weather doesn’t matter. It doesn’t matter if it’s midnight, if you want to go for a ride you can. You don’t have to step foot outside your door just put your bike on the trainer and go. You don’t need your riding buddies. But won’t they be surprised after the winter when they haven’t been riding and you come out this spring and your are already in shape. For me it’s always better to put a movie on and it helps to pass the time. Have fun.