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Improvising cheap training mat for turbo trainer

p1tsep1tse Posts: 694
Do any of you guys use alternative cheaper mat options whilst on turbo trainer?
Wanted: Cube Streamer/Agree GTC Compact / Pro/ Race : 53cm


  • SimmotinoSimmotino Posts: 295
    Yoga mat from the Bay. £5-£10 tops. Works a treat.
  • rcmaccrcmacc Posts: 1
    i wear a compression/base layer and found it holds the moisture thus avoiding all the drips onto the ground
  • Any type of cheap exercise mat should do, just need to check the size before you buy.
    Pain hurts much less if its topped off with beating your mates to top of a climb.
  • No because my turbo is in my garage, but have you considered a "towel"?
  • mwf28mwf28 Posts: 37
    I got some heavy duty horse stable matting from my neighbour who guess has horses!!! Brand new though,,,not soiled :?
    Really thick ,waterproof, think mine is 20mm thick ,,,Not as cheap as a yoga matt but will last forever ,also urine resistant :shock:
  • ElstonElston Posts: 28
    An offcut of linoleum. Perfect.
    Look out kid, they keep it all hid
  • mattshropsmattshrops Posts: 1,134
    Wife "this mats looking a bit tatty"

    Me "would you like to go to Dunhelm to get a new one?"

    Wife happy, me brownie points, mat in shed under KK. Job done :wink:
    Death or Glory- Just another Story
  • okgookgo Posts: 4,368
    depends if you mean to cut noise or to minimize mess?

    To cut noise I am planning to buy a paving slab to put the turbo on and put a rubber mat under that
    Blog on my first and now second season of proper riding/racing -
  • frazeredfrazered Posts: 333
    I have carpet in the garage and found an old yoga mat the wife had discarded. All free !

    In terms of sweat, have a microfibre towel which in place on the bar and top tube and mop myself down with. If warmer I use 2 ! Plus a cheapo fan.
  • msms Posts: 143
    I use a foam Camping mat, less than a fiver.
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