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PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:53 pm 
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Advice please on staying cool on the turbo / rollers. I am looking at large industrial fan, but many choices. Thanks.


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 Post subject: Re: best fan
PostPosted: Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:12 pm 
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I like air movers better than fans. A lot of the air big fans move never even hits your body. With an air mover you can direct it right were you need to. The dryer you are the cooler you'll be. Image


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 Post subject: Re: best fan
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 2:34 am 
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I've also been happy with the Vortex brand fans, although I would like to rig up some kind of remote control.

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 Post subject: Re: best fan
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:02 pm 
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The air mover posted above is great, but it is super loud! Or at least the one I have that looks very similar is. And to compensate, I have to play the music or movie much louder to be able to hear which upsets my wife. So for me the best fan is a box fan pointing upwards right in front of me, and a oscillating fan on a pedastal right behind the trainer. This seems to work really nice, is relatively quiet, keeps me cool and keeps the family happy!


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 Post subject: Re: best fan
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:42 pm 
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You could put 4 smaller fans around you.
Or you could purchase an ice fan. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: best fan
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 5:25 pm 
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I'm using this:

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Some Bestron-fan a friend gave me. Nothing fancy but it does the job just fine. If you are looking for hurricane speed winds I would not recommend it. I usually don't go beyond the lowest setting (it has three).


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 Post subject: Re: best fan
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:53 pm 
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I know this will sound like a jerk/trolling answer, but I just go ride outside to stay cool in the winter :)

Ok, so that's a bit off topic from the OP request, so here is something that may be more useful. If I have to resort to a trainer or rollers due to cold AND wet winter weather, I tend to try to exile myself to the smallest room I can fit in with a decent window. In my current apartment that means taking over the bathroom, where I can successfully lower the room's temperature if it is cold enough out that I'm on the trainer to begin with.

Then combined with even the weakest freestanding fan there is enough cool air movement to keep me comfortable. Frankly I seldom have to resort to a fan with this method.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:26 pm 
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Simply put training indoors is a more efficient use of time for folks with tight schedules. The only real drawback is thermal regulation. Staying dry is the best way to regulate your temperature. Moving air over your body is the best way to stay dry. I'd say that if you train inside comfortably without a fan then you're either way outside of the norm, or you aren't riding very hard.


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 Post subject: Re: best fan
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:55 pm 
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Also, invest in some mesh undershirt which keeps the body (relatively) dry. Works wonders on the trainer.


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 Post subject: Re: best fan
PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:58 pm 
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i hate fans, the buzzing makes me nervous after like 15 minutes

what i do is take the stuff outside, put some warm clothes on and as i "ride" i take'em off layer by layer.
not only it allows my lungs to cope with low temperatures, but i feel like my body really takes the benefit of the fresh air and appreciates that sort of toughening


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 05, 2013 10:21 pm 
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I have one of these

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