Bicycle Training Stand

Discussion in 'General' started by RRP, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. RRP

    RRP Kinda Superbikey

    Hello All,

    Any of you guys have a bicycle training rear stand (not sure if that's what they are actually called) that will work on an older bicycle ( Giant ATX ).

    Not looking to blow a ton of cash, just be able to use bike during the winter ( we are getting 10" of snow tonight).

    Any help appreciated.

  2. fastfreddie

    fastfreddie Well-Known Member

    I've had little interest in stationary riding equipment, but the ones that have multiple rollers where you have to maintain balance do appeal to me.
  3. brex

    brex Well-Known Member

    I use a Wahoo Kickr and TrainerRoad, but that doesn't fall into the "not looking to blow a ton of cash" side of things. If you aren't looking for a smart trainer to use with an app or your computer, look at the Cycleops fluid trainer. You can likely find one used cheap wherever you are.
    But be sure to also buy a slick rear tire for your mountain bike, as it will be loud as all get-out with a knobby - not to mention it will tear that knobby tire up.
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  4. cha0s#242

    cha0s#242 12 inch pianist

    I just have a regular Elite trainer. Kurt Kinetic is also the reference if you want to stay in the "dumb" ones. If you want to Zwift or do any kind of virtual cycling, you might want to look into smart trainers like the Tacx Neo or the Wahoo Kickr, but be prepared to spend North of 1500$.
  5. D-Zum

    D-Zum Alex’s Crew Chief

    +1 on the Cyclops
  6. JJJerry

    JJJerry Well-Known Member

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  7. stangmx13

    stangmx13 Well-Known Member

    ive got a Kinetic Road Machine. they go for about $250. it works well enough. any bike with quick-release axles will fit in it. if you have thru-axles, ull need to buy an adapter axle.
  8. michaelrc51

    michaelrc51 Well-Known Member

    I got my Neo Tacx on sale for $1100 . I think retail is $1299 and the Kickr is less than that.

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  9. pscook

    pscook Well-Known Member

    Search "fluid trainer" or "bicycle trainer" on your local craigslist. You want one that is adjustable and less than $100. They will work on pretty much any tire that is 26-29" in diameter.
  10. speedluvn

    speedluvn On a Quest For Dick

    If interested, I have a set of Minoura rollers.
  11. fastfreddie

    fastfreddie Well-Known Member

    Curious, which model?
  12. speedluvn

    speedluvn On a Quest For Dick

    I don’t see a model but they’re mag rollers. They definitely help with your bike handling skills.
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  13. In Your Corner

    In Your Corner It's a little-known fact...

    Search "affordable bicycle trainers" on Amazon and there are some very basic ones starting around $40.
  14. Cannoli

    Cannoli Typical Uccio

    I use a Wahoo Kickr as well and absolutey love it! I ride at least 10 miles a day and most days ride 20+ doing the group meet-ups on and different events on Zwift.

    I picked mine up on Craig’s List for a killer price, but they are hard to come by used. CycleOps and many others are regularly on Craig’s List for <$120. Check it out, you won’t be disappointed, especially if you get a smart trainer that works with Zwift.
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  15. TurboBlew

    TurboBlew Registers Abusers

    I swear I was the last person to get a Garmin... not sure why I waited so long.
    The 520 bundle is like $250 for the computer, cadence, wheel speed, and HR sensor.
    Makes getting the metrics to Zwift super easy.
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  16. G Dawg

    G Dawg Broken Member

    Company I deal with drop ships to my customer.
    I can get you any Cycleops @ just above cost & shipping/drop ship fee.
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  17. speedluvn

    speedluvn On a Quest For Dick

    I have a Schwinn Fitness IC Pro. What’s the cheapest I can get into making it a “smart spin bike” to use on Swift?

    Looking to make my spin sessions more interesting, again.
  18. speedluvn

    speedluvn On a Quest For Dick

    Be careful going too “inexpensive” on the rear wheel trainers cause when the trainers go below a certain price, stability of the unit is affected.
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  19. Monsterdood

    Monsterdood Well-Known Member

    I’ve got a Cycleops Fluid 2 and it works well. I just got a Bluetooth speed/cadence sensor so I can start zwift with it. You don’t have to have a smart trainer to zwift, they know what the power curve is with popular trainers and knowing how much power you are making (along with how much you weigh), zwift can calculate your speed on flats and up and down hills. I guess it just shows your speed coming coming down for hills instead of the resistance getting higher. If you want to go faster, put out more power. A Bluetooth sensor plus a laptop, iPad, or an Apple TV 4K and you can zwift without a $600+ trainer. I’m going to register and try it out tomorrow in fact.
  20. rocalotopus

    rocalotopus thick member

    trainers suck. spin class doesn't. you fill in the blanks.

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