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  • Turbo or rollers but withs kids use as well

     Steve Kish updated 11 years, 4 months ago 4 Members · 5 Posts
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  • purplewolf

    4 January 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Guidance please

    Thinking of getting a home trainer and not sure rollers or turbo.

    The key point is they will also be used by my 9 year old daughter as well as by me. Have found a turbo that will fit her 24″ wheels but not sure whether rollers with a stand would be better. On a budget so would be bottom end items. She has had quite a few goes on rollers albeit it parabolic ones and I don,t think I can afford the parabolic ones will just be std ones.

    Wiggle have some taxc ones and a local shop have offered me some minouri both at £120.00 for std rollers and or some parabolic ones at £145 ( too much ) , or turbo by Elite at £99.00 ( shop is 95% certain they will suit the 24″ wheels but will confirm before I bought)

    Which way to go ?

    My daughter will use this for fun occasionally, or when its too cold/icy to go out, I am not putting a nine year old on a strict training program!!!!!

  • Gunner

    4 January 2010 at 3:25 pm

    I’d go for a Turbo over rollers.

    Much easier to use, variable resitance, easier to store, and safer in my opinion 😳

  • brianbrian

    5 January 2010 at 11:27 am

    I also think turbo trainers are a safer and much more suitable for a child. From what I understand the best option might be a Minoura RDA 80 Rim drive as this def will accommodate 24″ wheels.

  • Gunner

    5 January 2010 at 1:46 pm

    Yeah, looks a good one, like you say, you are resticted because of the 24″ requirement otherwise you can pick them up a lot cheaper.

  • Steve Kish

    6 January 2010 at 9:43 am

    In the early 1980s, we used to live in a flat and our neighbour used to allow me to use a set of rollers in her back yard. It was always a bit scary when her dog used to sniff near the front wheel!

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