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Hi All,

I'm thinking of getting myself a modern FOLD AWAY - TURBO-TRAINER. Can or could you (Anyone) recommend a good quality - but, inexpensive Turbo Trainer? Links to your recommendations would be helpful; and very much appreciated.

Thanks

M

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Mostyn [396 posts] 3 years ago
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What about a Minoura V150 turbo trainer ??? Any thoughts?

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russyparkin [570 posts] 3 years ago
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tacx antares rollers, i know its not a turbo but it folds very small and is far more fun than a turbo. takes 30 or so mins to get used to it but i sharpens your awareness and keeps you motivated.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/tacx-antares-rollers-/190696009240?pt=UK_Sport...

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Mostyn [396 posts] 3 years ago
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Thanks Russ,

I'd thought about Rollers, but haven't ridden on rollers for over 30, years. Thought the turbo would be easy to set up and manage.

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russyparkin [570 posts] 3 years ago
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it sort of is easier to set up but worth considering the friction caused can kill a tyre very easily on a turbo, so to use one for any length of time you really need a spare wheel with a dedicated tyre or have a tyre and do a swap. with the rollers i just put the bike on and ride.

obviously not trying to put you off but something to consider,  1

a friend had a lovely set of pro race 3, and stupidly got through to carcus in 40 minutes, how he didnt notice i dont know!

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joemmo [1157 posts] 3 years ago
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I've got a cyclops turbo something, cant remember the model but its the cheapest one with a basic resistance adjustment but it's absolutely rock solid build.

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balmybaldwin [150 posts] 3 years ago
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I've Got a Tacx Satori which is pretty good, and quite quiet, nice and solid with a good level of resistance available