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I have rollers but I have never really been a fan before that suggestion is made; its really hard to do long sessions on rollers for me because I tend to space out and want to do other things if I'm on the trainer than just ride (read, homework, TV, etc.)
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By the way I use a Tacx Satori, relatively cheap, decent, tons of resistance, no slipping tires, but rather noisy.
TP is the Lemond loud? I know that there are no silent trainers but I had heard that that one is specifically very loud and I have 3 roommates who might not appreciate me riding a helicopter. Also do you have the power pilot computer? If so what are your thoughts on accuracy?
I agree that riding the trainer is a real nightmare; I was able to do a couple 2 and 2.5 hour sessions over the winter doing 2x20s and 8x5s but a constant tempo ride really is difficult. I'm just worried that I wont be able to do those intervals with my wrist unable to leverage or grip the bars really well. It shouldn't be a huge problem but I think if you're doing hard intervals you don't want to focus on anything other than your legs doing work. Also I'm really just starting my base for next year right now, because whats an off season
Liking the Kurt Kinetic right now but I have some questions. Which model should I get? I don't think that I want the Rock and roll, that novelty would wear off quickly I think and I'm a steady state guy not really a sprinter. So it seems to be between the road machine and the magnetic which both seem to have some appeal. Also has anyone used their power meter system?
Love sufferfest videos, I think the Hunted in my favorite! Make the trainer alot more fun and the music is pretty good as well.
Personally, I can't do trainer work with music or the TV on, but a trainer video (e.g. Sufferfest) makes it less of an exercise in counting down the clock.
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It looks like the best solution on paper, but looking at some of the reviews on youtube the noise levels might be a bit much for my neighbours to cope with!
It is loud enough to drown out a fair amount of sound from my Acer laptop speakers.
Flip side, it feels like riding on the road. I used to struggle with anything more than an hour on the trainer, can rip out 2 hour sessions now on the trainer with ease.