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Turbo trainer or gym exercise bike this winter!?

bluedavebluedave Posts: 152
edited October 2007 in Health, fitness & training
Hi all. Looking for some words of wisdom really. I started racing XC this year sort of by accident really but now I`m totally hooked and want to prepare on next season. Just been planning an annual training plan and trying to identify my needs...

Anyway long story short one area I plan to work on is speed skills by doing exercises such as spin ups and isolated leg. What I want to know is, if I can just use the exercice bikes at the the gym or is it more beneficial to use a turbo trainer since you can achieve a "real cycling position". Also it is likely that I may be unable to get outdoors on the bike for workouts from time to time...would it also therfore be more beneficial to use an indoor trainer than the exercise bike!?

I hope this makes sense.

Any pointer appreciated. Also can anyone recommend a trainer around the £100 mark or a good one to look out for on ebay.

many thanks


  • woody-somwoody-som Posts: 1,001
    personally I prefer to use my own bike on a turbo. The gym bikes just don't feel right.
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