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  1. #9


    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Boston, MA
    ME: Suhr Modern
    Rig: Axe-Fx II / 5150

    iTrader: 34 (100%)

    ^ Aye, also keep in mind if you're doing any kind of regimen, eg "I'm going to ride on the trainer for 10 miles", and you're spinning at ludicrous speed on a cheap trainer, you aren't really riding 10 miles. Your wheel may spin 10 miles, but the energy output required to do that on the road is much, much higher.

    I find the Kurt to be pretty damn close, especially since it's a "cheap" $350-400 trainer. (it's cycling, remember?) I average around 18-20 on the trainer, and I average 17-18 on the road with climbs, so it's close enough.

    This is a higher end trainer:

    Indoor Bike Trainer – Wahoo Fitness KICKR Power Trainer

    This is a higher-higher end trainer:

    Amazon.com : Tacx i-Genius Virtual Reality Trainer : Bike Trainers : Sports & Outdoors

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  3. #10


    Join Date: Apr 2009
    Location: MA/NH Border
    ME: Epi G400 LP Custom
    MB: EDB600/605

    iTrader: 1 (100%)

    Yeah, immediately after I posted that I started doing comparisons on trainers and holy shit do they get expensive Like, unnaturally expensive. I didn't realize the Kurt's were so expensive but given how much I have saved I should be able to afford one used or something close to that price.

  4. #11


    Join Date: Sep 2013
    Location: Just outside Boston
    ME: Jackson DXMG
    MA: ibanez
    Rig: Jam Up/Bias

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    I'll second that co2 inflator.
    I bought one and had to use it yesterday for the first time on my road bike. Worked awesome and filled that tire nice and hard in about 5 seconds, making my tire change pretty damned fast.

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  6. #12


    Join Date: Sep 2013
    Location: Just outside Boston
    ME: Jackson DXMG
    MA: ibanez
    Rig: Jam Up/Bias

    iTrader: 2 (100%)

    Quote Originally Posted by MFB View Post
    Yeah, immediately after I posted that I started doing comparisons on trainers and holy shit do they get expensive Like, unnaturally expensive. I didn't realize the Kurt's were so expensive but given how much I have saved I should be able to afford one used or something close to that price.
    There's a couple on cl now for under 200 bucks with riser rings.
    If I wasn't moving soon I would buy one of em

  7. #13


    Join Date: Mar 2010
    Location: Wisconsin
    ME: Schecter Loomis
    MA: Ibanez classical
    MB: Ibanez SR400QM
    Rig: Fenders

    iTrader: 0

    I'm not sure how this compares to Chris' seat, but this is the one I put on my fat bike - it's like heaven for my ass:

    Amazon.com : WTB Speed Progel Saddle, Black : Sports & Outdoors

  8. #14


    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Somerville, Ma
    ME: Suhr Modern 7
    MA: Martin MC16-GTE
    MB: Squier 5 string P-bass
    Rig: Mark V

    iTrader: 5 (100%)

    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    Good lord, I love that first review. Long, thought out, comprehensive, then:

    "I have only had it for a week and have ridden about 25 miles but so far so good."

    You bought a $1500 trainer, have done "a few rides" on it, and in a week's time logged 25 miles? Jesus.

    MFB, you really won't need a trainer for a couple months anyway - if it's nice out, and it will be through mid-October most likely, you'll be WAY better off riding outside. A trainer is a poor imitation of the real thing, you know?
    "They can kill you, but the legalities of eating you are a bit dicier." - David Foster Wallace

  9. #15


    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Somerville, Ma
    ME: Suhr Modern 7
    MA: Martin MC16-GTE
    MB: Squier 5 string P-bass
    Rig: Mark V

    iTrader: 5 (100%)

    Also, the clipless pedals Chris linked are being cleared out, and are a no-brainer at that price. Afte rthey're gone, though, I REALLY like Speedplay Frogs:

    SPEEDPLAY : HIGH PERFORMANCE PEDALS

  10. #16


    Join Date: Sep 2008
    Location: Boston, MA
    ME: Suhr Modern
    Rig: Axe-Fx II / 5150

    iTrader: 34 (100%)

    Quote Originally Posted by Drew View Post
    Also, the clipless pedals Chris linked are being cleared out, and are a no-brainer at that price. Afte rthey're gone, though, I REALLY like Speedplay Frogs:

    SPEEDPLAY : HIGH PERFORMANCE PEDALS
    I was trying to make a budget list (lol, cycling budget!), and those are actually being discontinued. If you like 'em you may want to grab another set soonish, because according to my LBS they won't be around much longer.

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