A question was posed to me recently, one that I hear quite often: What do you recommend for a bike trainer, or do you prefer rollers?
Rollers and trainers each have a specific purpose, so I like both. Keep in mind that there are different types of trainers and rollers with various features, so this is a quick look at my favorites that can help you hone your skills.
A good turbo trainer that can be used at home or easily ported to any location (we take them to races for warm-ups), I prefer a fluid type such as Cyclops. These are fairly quiet and very smooth. Magnetic trainers are fine but will be noisier and a rougher ride. Set-up is very quick, simply attach your bike and hop on.
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When choosing a trainer, consider what you want to accomplish with stationary cycling. We have many choices to get us to our goals. Contact me or stop by for help spec'ing out a CompuTrainer to suit you. My bike shop partner at Velo+ has Cyclops in stock for a portable option.