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Cycle Trainer Mats

Nealmason1986Nealmason1986 Posts: 97
edited March 2011 in Road beginners
I am looking at getting a cycle trainer!

i am curious to why the mats for underneath are about 40-50 quid

i think that is a bit steep.

what alternatives are there and does anyone know of any cheap mats?

hope someone can help

Neal

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  • RDB66RDB66 Posts: 492
    Neal, i use my Turbo in my Conservatory, which has a tiled floor.
    I just use a large rug under it, works fine.

    A piece of carpet would work just as well.

    Save your money mate and buy something nice for your bike.
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  • NavrigNavrig Posts: 1,352
    £10 rug out of Ikea does the job.
  • cracking! what about one of them gym/yoga mat?

    would that do the trick! i think 40 is a rip off! thanks for your advice guys
  • ZachariahZachariah Posts: 782
    As above - I just put a towel under me to catch the sweat (and one over the handlebars/top tube as well, no way I'm paying for a bike thong!)

    Some cycling-specific gear you do need...The rest, not so much.
  • RDB66RDB66 Posts: 492
    cracking! what about one of them gym/yoga mat?

    would that do the trick! i think 40 is a rip off! thanks for your advice guys

    I think the Yoga Mat would work a treat....good call.
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    2011 Carbon Spesh Stumpy FSR.
  • Cheers! thanks for that
  • chaffordredchaffordred Posts: 131
    I use a wii fit mat. They keep the trainer from sliding around on a wooden floor and you can pick them up for less than a tenner.
  • Paul32ukPaul32uk Posts: 80
    I do the same as a lot here and use a cheapo yoga mat from Tesco. I also dont have one of those expensive things to protect the top of a bike, I just position a towel so that sweat wont get on the bike.

    And probably not the coolest of things to wear but I also wear a sweat band on my head and two just above my elbows. This catches the majority of sweat before it has the chance to drip off anyway.

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  • good tips. i dont know why these companies are so cheeky. surely they would sell more at a better pirce
  • cougiecougie Posts: 22,512
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  • Butterd2Butterd2 Posts: 937
    I nicked my wife's yoga mat, works a treat!
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