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good quite turbo trainer budget 180 quid plz help ty

mad4itinnitmad4itinnit Posts: 54
edited October 2009 in Road beginners
hi any of ya know of a good quite ish turbo trainer out there at the moment up to 200 quid to spend will i need a seprate computer for back wheel to see how far and fast going ir do they come with it cheers guys and girl

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  • mikeqmikeq Posts: 141
    One of the cycling magazines just did a review of turbo trainers
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  • which mag is that? i too am looking for a turbo trainer at around this budget so would appreciate the advice as well
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  • pickledpickled Posts: 439
    It's this months cycling plus that has an extensive review of turbo trainers.
  • been looking at the tacx t1435 sirius soft gel magnetic trainer at /£130 reduced or the elite crono mag elastogel trainer at£129 reduced anyone got one of these
  • FiferFifer Posts: 60
    I have just bought a Tacx Flow for £250 new from an online shop. Should arrive tomorrow hopefully.
    Winter Bike: Specialized Allez Elite
    Summer Bike: Specialized Tarmac Pro SL
  • what website dude did you find that for 250 cant find it for less than 320 tacx flow
  • pickledpickled Posts: 439
    Chain Reaction do them for 300 and J E James do them for 285.
    5 seconds on google by the way...

    Can't find anyone online doing them for 250 though...
  • FiferFifer Posts: 60
    Hi

    I bought it from http://www.birminghamcitycycles.co.uk/ but they dont seem to have any trainers anymore. Only bought it yesterday morning so maybe out of stock or have removed them at that price?
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  • AnonymousAnonymous Posts: 79,678
    I had a Tacx Sirius and upgraded to a Satori. The Satori is miles better.
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  • pickledpickled Posts: 439
    Honoured enough to use some punctuation in your next post? :wink:
  • dude like i give a fxxx if ya got nothing to say on question i asked why try and be funny shame there are alot of people on this site that like to waste time on ripping into people that make mistakes or are not so clued up on road biking
  • pickledpickled Posts: 439
    Sorry if you're offended. It was a friendly little dig. Hence the wink.
  • DomProDomPro Posts: 321
    What turbo trainer came out tops in the C+ test?
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  • gkerr4gkerr4 Posts: 3,408
    pickled wrote:
    It's this months cycling plus that has an extensive review of turbo trainers.

    I have to say I didn't think it was particularly "extensive" - they had a couple (few?) at the £1k mark which can't possibly be mainstream can it?

    So they had the cycle-ops one at £995 - which I am sure is great - but cycle-ops do a full range of trainers and I think they should have featured the 'posh' one as well as a lower model - Probably in this price range.

    I have a cycle-ops fluid2 (which I bought from wiggle last year at £112 - they are a fair bit more this year!) which is nice - it is very quite and easy to use. The build quality was excellent although there have been some reports of leaking fluid units. The downside is that it has no resistance settings on it - it relies on you using your gears and the resistance goes up proportional to the rear wheel speed. It does feel quite realistic and with a rear wheel speedo / computer connected the effort required to maintain 20mph (say) does feel like the real effort to maintain 20mph on the road. the downside is that you can't do "hill intervals" as easy bu jamming up the resistance for a period of time.
  • kinesinkinesin Posts: 100
    what website dude did you find that for 250 cant find it for less than 320 tacx flow

    Try Bike24.net £230 quid delivered.

    I purchased mine there a few years back and have just got a few more RLV. - Take advantage of the EU. :D
  • dude like i give a fxxx if ya got nothing to say on question i asked why try and be funny shame there are alot of people on this site that like to waste time on ripping into people that make mistakes or are not so clued up on road biking
    wow take a overdose of chill pills.... do yourself a favour... calm down ;)
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  • HudsterHudster Posts: 142
    NapoleonD wrote:
    I had a Tacx Sirius and upgraded to a Satori. The Satori is miles better.

    Why is it "miles" better? What is better about it? I'm interested as I am hoping to purchase a turbo trainer soon.
  • MattC59MattC59 Posts: 5,408
    dude like i give a fxxx if ya got nothing to say on question i asked why try and be funny shame there are alot of people on this site that like to waste time on ripping into people that make mistakes or are not so clued up on road biking

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  • damptwdamptw Posts: 34
    The Elite elastogel is very quiet especially if you use it with a turbo tyre.
  • nielsamdnielsamd Posts: 174
    I almost got the Satori until I read it doesn't take track bike rear end width. I wanted to use my Genesis Flyer as a fixed spin bike*. So I got the Sirius instead. I can't compare but the C+ mag review suggests it is one of the quieter ones, and rates it as good value. The assembly instructions aren't good. But common sense, intuition, and referring to photos should prevail.

    *If anyone else is thinking along similar lines, I still needed a solid axle (non allen key) rear track wheel and Tacx track nuts.
  • APIIIAPIII Posts: 2,010
    Off the back of the C+ reviews I got an Elite Chrono Power Fluid Elastogel (snappy name eh?).
    Good points are:
    Quiet
    Easy to set up.
    Fluid resistance means you increase resistance by pedalling faster/changing gear, so no cable operated adjustment
    Increase in resistance feels quite smooth.

    Negatives:
    Althought sturdy, the arms which hold the flywheel are composite not metal, so it doesn't feel as solid as my old Tacx Swing
    I use a powermeter and have noticed that the turbo 'drifts' over the course of a workout. That is, if I start off at 80rpm in a certain gear I'll be producing say 200 watts. Once the turbo is warmed up, the same rpm and gear will require 220watts. Not sure if this is unique to the Elite or if it affects all turbos.
    The skewer is a bit 'industrial'

    Overall though, it's a decent trainer. I wouldn't rate it as highly as C+, but wuld give it 8/10
  • amaferangaamaferanga Posts: 6,789
    APIII wrote:
    Off the back of the C+ reviews I got an Elite Chrono Power Fluid Elastogel (snappy name eh?).
    Good points are:
    Quiet
    Easy to set up.
    Fluid resistance means you increase resistance by pedalling faster/changing gear, so no cable operated adjustment
    Increase in resistance feels quite smooth.

    Negatives:
    Althought sturdy, the arms which hold the flywheel are composite not metal, so it doesn't feel as solid as my old Tacx Swing
    I use a powermeter and have noticed that the turbo 'drifts' over the course of a workout. That is, if I start off at 80rpm in a certain gear I'll be producing say 200 watts. Once the turbo is warmed up, the same rpm and gear will require 220watts. Not sure if this is unique to the Elite or if it affects all turbos.
    The skewer is a bit 'industrial'

    Overall though, it's a decent trainer. I wouldn't rate it as highly as C+, but wuld give it 8/10

    That's interesting. I just bought an Elite Chrono wireless trainer and used it for the first time last night doing 2 x 20 min intervals. Warmed up for 10 mins and did my first 20 min interval at 85 rpm, HR settled at about 83% HRmax. I found it pretty tough. Then for the second interval, in the same gear on my bike, same cadence and same power (displayed on the trainer's head unit) my HR settled at about 6 bpm less and after 5 mins I realised that I wasn't finding it anywhere near as hard. I had to up my cadence by around 5 rpm to get the same HR and perceived effort. Power dispalyed went up by 20 - 30 Watts.

    I'm a little disappointed actually - I figured the resistance would change as it warmed up, but I didn't think it'd take 20 - 30 minutes to warm up. My guess is that all fluid turbo trainers must be affected in the same way, but I wonder if the resistance change is quite as dramatic.
    More problems but still living....
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