Mag Trainers?

Discussion in 'Training / Health' started by Barmy, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. Barmy

    Barmy New Member

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    I was hit by a car in Oct 09 and my OT (Occupational Therapist) has suggested a Mag Trainer to help me get into shape before the next cycling seasons. Any suggestions as what to look for? What should I expect?

    Thanks for any info in advance
     
  2. Industry_Hack

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    They're not cheap. I got a rim drive so I can use my road or MTB easily.
     

  3. IanHighfield

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    The magnetic trainers I've seen seem to be quieter than the air resistance models but noisier than fluid. Tread on the tyre makes the most noise, however. Slicks are much, much quieter than even mild tread. Course tread is very loud.

    I've not seen every maker's trainers. There could be some very quiet models of all types.
     
  4. Industry_Hack

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    Do not get a wind trainer!
     
  5. IanHighfield

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    Hack, because of the noise? If so, I agree.
     
  6. Industry_Hack

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    Yeah, miserable.
     
  7. Barmy

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    What features should I look for?

    Any thing special?:confused:
     
  8. Industry_Hack

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    How much do you want to spend? And are you looking for new or used? More money gets you a quieter unit with more levels of resistance. For about $100, you can get the most basic Bell unit from WalMart. (Or not. I just noticed your location) Spend more, and you get options like a handlebar mounted shifter for changing resistance. If you plan on using it a lot, with different bikes, (road and MTB) then a rim drive might make more sense. Not having to swap tires is a big plus for me.
     
  9. Barmy

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    Insurance company is paying for it.

    Not that the sky is the limit. But suggestions on what options would be useful.
     
  10. Industry_Hack

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    I can't comment on the fluid/mag debate, but I like my handlebar remote. And five resistance settings is enough for me.
     
  11. Barmy

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    Minoura RDA80

    They came up with this mag rim drive trainer with a 5 position remote. Hopefull I'll get it set up over the weekend and let you know how it works out. :thumbsup:
     
  12. Industry_Hack

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    Sounds like mine. Good choice.