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     mr-marty-martin updated 11 years, 7 months ago 6 Members · 23 Posts
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  • Gunner

    Member
    9 May 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Worth a read if your into your cardiovascular fitness………

    http://www.abcc.co.uk/Articles/turbotrn1.html

    😉

  • Gouldy

    Member
    11 July 2008 at 1:05 pm

    Can these be used on mountain bikes or are they specifically for road bikes ❓ 😀

  • Gunner

    Member
    11 July 2008 at 4:45 pm

    There’s nothing to stop you using a MTB on a Turbotrainer, Gouldy, apart from anything product specific in the Turbo manafacturers guidelines.

    It does help if you have a slick tyre fitted, but it’s not essential, and anyway, it’s often better to keep your turbo sessions relatively short 20-40 minutes so that you can focus on the intensity of the session for better results.

    You can pick turbo’s up quite cheaply as I did with mine, on some of the E Bay shops, particularly this one………..

    http://www.sjscycles.co.uk/

    😉

  • Gouldy

    Member
    11 July 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Thanks for that gunner may come in handy for the winter months 😉

  • Gunner

    Member
    11 July 2008 at 5:25 pm

    One thing to bear in mind about using a turbotrainer, Gouldy, is the amount of sweat you will produce whilst using it, even over a relatively short period of time, like 20 minutes.

    This can have a very damaging effect on your bike if you don’t take precautions to prevent it, also consider where you will be using the turbo, I use mine in the garage on a concrete floor, so no real problems regarding damage to carpets etc, and I use a old bath towel to protect my frame and bars 🙄 🙄

  • Gouldy

    Member
    11 July 2008 at 6:13 pm

    IN GARAGE WITH A FAN MAY BE HANDY THANKS FOR THE TIPS 😀

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    11 July 2008 at 6:23 pm

    turbo trainers are gd but i much prefer rollers

  • Gunner

    Member
    11 July 2008 at 7:16 pm

    I don’t think I’d have the patience to get away with rollers 😈

    I’d much rather grab a bargain like this;

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=160254699316&ru=http%3A%2F%2Fshop.ebay.co.uk%3A80%2F%3F_from%3DR40%26_trksid%3Dm38%26_nkw%3D160254699316%2509%26_fvi%3D1

    And get straight up and running, only takes about 45 seconds to set up anyway.

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    11 July 2008 at 7:19 pm

    hi gunner 🙂

    might just go for that. might help with me starting to race.

    are they noisey

    😕

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    11 July 2008 at 7:20 pm

    btw gunner wot did you mean by patience

  • Gunner

    Member
    12 July 2008 at 7:41 pm

    No Marty, they’re not noisy really, and any way I bang the radio on to Galaxy for some R&B dance music to train to.

    Patience= I don’t think I could just “get on” the rollers and ride, I think it would take a bit of getting used to, which the turbo doesn’t, plus the turbo allows me to alter the resistance quite easily 😉

  • andyy

    Member
    11 December 2008 at 8:56 pm

    i just bought TACX new model 1850

    http://www.tacx.com/producten.php?language=EN&lvlMain=16&lvlSub=57&lvlSubSub=81&ttop=Satori

    its very noisy and the tyre is slipping when i use my schwalbe, is the Continental Ultra Sport Home Trainer Foldable Tyre the best choice?????

    http://www.allterraincycles.co.uk/product/113734.html

  • mr-marty-martin

    Member
    11 December 2008 at 9:06 pm

    well ive got these to for sale, 15 for the pair ( then postage ) they’de be fine on the rollers. plus theres two

    http://www.mtbe.co.uk/for-sale-continental-sport-contact-tyres-fast-26-tyres-t1441.html

    26”

  • Gunner

    Member
    11 December 2008 at 9:13 pm

    its very noisy and the tyre is slipping when i use my schwalbe, is the Continental Ultra Sport Home Trainer Foldable Tyre the best choice?????

    l

    I’m not being picky, but the link I am getting is bringing up a trainer where all the information about it suggests its use as a pre race warm up item.

    maybe therefore noise was not a consideration in its design as it is to be used outside, or in a already noisy environment………

    Just a suggestion.

    😉

  • db

    Member
    11 December 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Andyy

    I use the all yellow continental home trainer tyre on the turbo. It’s a big improvement on a road tyre. Longer lasting, less noise and less slip on the roller when you are giving it full power.

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