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Bicycle Trainer

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Stationary Trainers

If you have decided to start indoor training, the best way to jumpstart success is to get either a roller set-up or lock you bike in with a stationary trainer. Turbo trainers convert a road bicycle to a stationary exercise bicycle by mounting the cycle in a rigid framework. Quieter models will generally cost more and different features regarding the adjustability of resistance will also increase costs.
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What are trainers?
A trainer or "indoor trainer" is a piece of equipment that makes it possible to ride a bicycle indoors without moving forward. They are primarily used to train for races.

A trainer consists of a frame, a clamp to hold the bicycle securely, a roller that presses up against the rear wheel, and a mechanism that provides resistance when the pedals are turned.

Trainers allow the cyclist to train at any time and for any terrain. When training outside you are limited to riding what is available. If you're riding on a trainer, you can adjust it to simulate many conditions, such as large hills, rough terrain and others.

Trainers are much better than stationary bicycles because you are able to ride in the natural cycling position specific to each cyclist and their bike. This is the most effective training you can get.

Some trainers also allow the athlete to fine tune and maximize their training by analyzing the power output of the rider, cadence, virtual speed and heart rate.

Rollers are a similar device to trainers, but they do not support the bicycle. Balancing the bicycle without flying off the rollers is an extra challenge for the rider. Some find that this helps them focus on the workout, while others prefer the stability of a trainer.

Types of Trainers
Bicycle trainers are categorized by how the unit provides resistance.

Usually all trainers can be adjusted for most sizes of road and mountain bikes. However, keep in mind that knobby mountain bike tires can cause vibration and noise, defeating the purpose of noiseless units.
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