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 Post subject: Re: Silent trainer
PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2012 10:43 am 
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Perhaps I should add that I bought a BKool and not the KK Road Machine or the Tacx Bushido.
There is some noise(most notable when going downhill) but I think it's great to be able to see your poweroutput and rpm on the screen and the heartrate when I get an ANT+ strap and it add diversity to the rather boring indoor riding that you can choose to ride different routes.

I have not yet tried the live videos because I have the basic subscription ATM but the trainer comes with 2 months of gold subscription and I will activate it in a forth night or so. When I get back from vacation and get some more training in.


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 Post subject: Re: Silent trainer
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:05 am 
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Geoff wrote:
If you want quiet, there is nothing more silent that the 1upUSA trainer: http://www.1upusa.com/" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; it is good to over 1,000w and is the only product I will recommend.


I have to second this. I was going to respond with the 1up recommendation before I even saw Geoff's reply to the OP.

The 1up is quite quiet, has pretty good 'road feel' (for a trainer, so take that with a grain of salt), and has enough resistance to do workouts that involve z5, z6 work. Set up with a proper trainer tire and it is about as quiet as they come.

I live in a place with long winters (indoor riding is typically November through April) and got plenty of use from my 1up trainer. I more recently switched to the Inside Ride / E-motion rollers (coincidentally, 1up sells these, too, though they don't make them; the share a similar design aesthetic). They are significant because they have resistance, so it is the one set of rollers that I know of where I can get a great power-based workout.

I believe the 1up trainer is about the same noise-level as the Inside Ride rollers.


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 Post subject: Re: Silent trainer
PostPosted: Sat Nov 24, 2012 6:12 am 
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bricky21 wrote:
thisisnotaspoon wrote:

Kreitlers with a headwind fan provide more than enough resistance for anyone I've ever met. Please note that I have never met Chris Hoy, so no need to explain that the headwind fan may not cover his all out maximum sprint power. Hard intervals such as 30 second max as noted are difficult on rollers, but they're much easier if you have a free motion setup. Learning to ride hard on rollers will keep your bike riding sharper than spending the winter on a trainer imo.


As mentioned directly above, I use the Inside Ride / E-motion rollers. I do out-of-saddle efforts on them, as well as z5, z6 work. I tend not to do all-out sprint (8-12") efforts on them, but when I want to spice things up I will do very hard efforts. 700-800w is not inappropriate for them. One could probably do max (short) sprints...it's just that I happen not to work on that during the winter, not that I think the unit is not capable.

I notice that as good as the 1up trainer is, after many months of riding a trainer I lose some of the subtle motions required to control a bike. Takes a short while to re-learn this out on the ride, so not a huge deal. However, with the rollers I find there is no transition time...not even a minute.

Just some things to consider.

I still occasionally use the 1up for some very hard sessions on the TT bike (feel a little more comfortable redlined on the TT bike on the trainer vs rollers), and for race-day warm-ups.


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 Post subject: Re: Silent trainer
PostPosted: Sun Nov 25, 2012 12:26 pm 
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1up usa is quiet but I can not recommend as I also have the kurt kinetic which is only slightly loader and a much better trainer.


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 Post subject: Re: Silent trainer
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 8:05 pm 
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Cant comment on the KK Road Machine but my Tacx Bushido and Vittoria Home Trainer Tire, is significanlty quieter than our Tacx Fortius and I would say that the 18" floor fan running in front of the bike makes much, much more noise than the Bushido.

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 Post subject: Re: Silent trainer
PostPosted: Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:05 pm 
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A friend of mine has the tacx, I have the Kurt Kinetic and have been happy with mine. I think the build quality on the KK is better. As far as noise, both are quiet, but I've never had both in the same room to compare. The KK's are going for a good price right now too. http://www.artscyclery.com/descpage.html?pcode=99061

also aren't the bushidos like $700 + a pop? forget that.


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 Post subject: Re: Silent trainer
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:37 am 
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am i doing something wrong with my rollers? can absolutely put 1000watts through them, albeit at very high cadence.


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 Post subject: Re: Silent trainer
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:45 pm 
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Burgunder wrote:
Is there anybody who can make a comparison between the KK Road mashine and the Tacx Bushido when it comes to noise? I'm trying to decide between these too, and right now I'm looking at the noise levels.


search on DCRainmaker.com
he usually has several trainers reviewed…including the decibel levels of each.

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 Post subject: Re: Silent trainer
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2013 8:25 am 
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That new Elite Murin?? seems pretty quiet. Similar in concept to the lemond but without the noisy fan


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 Post subject: Re: Silent trainer
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:39 am 
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natefontaine wrote:
I have a Minoura Action Mag roller with a magnetic resistance unit. I can confirm that 700+watt sprints (seated) for 30sec are possible... Also very low noise compared to other stationary trainers.



I agree with natefontaine i have Minoura Action Mag roller with a magnetic resistance unit and is the best


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 Post subject: Re: Silent trainer
PostPosted: Mon Nov 04, 2013 5:05 pm 
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Maybe it's me but I've had the 1upUSA trainer and still have a pair of Kurt Kinetics and neither were quite. I had to turn my tv up to maximum levels to hear it while training.


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