Cross trainers

tony cardall

Regular
Location
CHELMSLEY WOOD
I'm thinking of getting one to use over winter as i'll be going back to my car to commute.I have no idea whats makes a good trainer so any recommendations on a decent ,not overly expensive one would be much appreciated.
 
when you say 'cross trainer' do you mean one of those 'multi-gym' things..? Why not just buy a turbo..?
 
Location
Beds
I guess you are talking about this odd looking piece of machine, right? What would be the purpose of it? Just to clarify: Cross training (also known as conditioning) in the real sports world (that is outside a gym) for cycling is running, swimming, walking, resistance training etc.
No point in wasting your money in it mate.. Do yourself a favor and buy a turbo trainer or a pair of running shoes.
 

Lee_M

Guru
I used to have one

never used it

although I do use one in the gym

get some winter gear, and keep commuting
 

jdtate101

Ex-Fatman
I've always liked the fluid one's where you change the resistance by changing gears. I've heard good things about this one:

http://www.wiggle.co.uk/elite-crono-fluid-elastogel-trainer/
 
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tony cardall

tony cardall

Regular
Location
CHELMSLEY WOOD

ushills

Senior Member
Had a Magura trainer and found it boring but effective for getting the HR up and building the legs with the added resistance but sold it due to the boredom.

Brought a set of Tacx rollers recently and they are a challenge and not boring and they definitely improve your peddling style and balance. You have to be smooth.

Having used both I would go with the rollers but the road is best.
 

jdtate101

Ex-Fatman
Agree. Turbos can be boring. Rollers take more concentration hence are more involving. I use sufferfest videos to help with the turbo sessions as they do tend to take some of the tedium out of it. Quite like the look of the e-motion rollers (but not at that price!!!)
 
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