/ Turbo trainer any good?
Are they good, bad, waste of money? Advice please :)
If you've got the discipline to use them regularly they're great but I find them mind numbingly dull.
I've had one for about a month now, I've used it once, I keep forgetting to use it. But apparently they hold their value well if you were to get one and then decided to resell it.
> If you've got the discipline to use them regularly they're great but I find them mind numbingly dull.
They are mind-numbingly dull. I set up my laptop and watch DVDs while I'm pedalling - I can't imagine going for long without some kind of stimulus.
I also bought rollers recently and had a horrible crash in the shed :(
I hadn't thought about the mind numbingness of it, I'm used to riding in the dark which is visually mind numbing but a real workout of sounds and smells (normally cow sh*t ;-)
My cycling supports my running which will always come first but I don't want to lose the road fitness I've built in addition.
How about the bike, any damage or undue wer from using one?
They can wear tyres quite quickly, a cheap spare set of wheels with turbo specific tyres (most of the big manufacturers make them) might be a worthwile investment.
> How about the bike, any damage or undue wer from using one?
I've noticed that the head set bearings have brinelling in a dead ahead position but that is to be fair on a steel framed Raleigh Competition 12 circa 1982 which is on it's same bearings so I've no doubt that a good deal of the problem may stems from its road mileage and age
> They can wear tyres quite quickly, a cheap spare set of wheels with turbo specific tyres (most of the big manufacturers make them) might be a worthwile investment.
Wheels and tyres plural? Wouldn't you just need rear ones?
Yeah, that might work, didn't put much thought into that did I
Hard sessions I use Sufferfest vids, easier sessions I just find something good on i-player and watch it.
+1 to flipper
They are brilliant for fitness but hard work and require commitment.
You get out what you put in.
So no, they aren't an easy option.
So yes, they are good for your cycling
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