Gyro trainers, does anyone have any suggestions?

  • toscuba

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    Oct 31, 2009 6:45 PM GMT
    I am looking to continue my training over the winter. I am planning on doing a tri in the spring and in addition to my weight training, speed walking, i am going to swim and plan to continue my biking. I am looking at a minoura v270, would appreciate any feedback.
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    Nov 06, 2009 5:19 AM GMT
    i've never used any seriously.
    but the minoura seems good.

    get some cheap tires for your bike though. Those things eat up rubber at warp speed.
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    Nov 06, 2009 5:40 AM GMT
    I am not a fan of Gyros but that is because I guess I have gotten poor quality ones that don't provide the resistance I need nor are they smooth, but Minoura is quality.

    Minoura sounds solid and if it is something you definitely need for winter training then go for it.

    I teach cycling for a living so I get it 3 times a week even in winter. It is enough to get my through to March when I can comfortably hit the road again (aka no negative degrees out).
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    Jun 13, 2010 1:24 PM GMT
    How much money are you willing to spend? If money is no object, look into either the Tacx VR trainer series (very good) or the CompuTrainer Pro series (best). These are very well-designed, virtual reality indoor trainers, with online functionality (and are used by the pros and many national cycling federations to test performance).

    if you don't have $1500 to spend, then consider any of the name brand trainers, such as Tacx, CycleOps, Minoura, Elite, etc--just list the features that you require from your trainer, and be prepared to spend accordingly.

    I've used all of the above, and next to my CompuTrainer Pro, my Elite fluid trainer is the best stand alone trainer I've ever owned. Quiet, sturdy, and portable, all for under $400.