Why buy a Cycle Trainer

Why buy a Cycle Trainer

Cyclists usually have to face one of several choices when winter sets in:

1. Go out in the cold (and possibly wet) weather where riding may be uncomfortable.

2. Join a fitness club (at considerable cost) and start to train indoors or take spinning classes. Now some will go on a regular basis, but for the rest of us, it's less likely.

3. Give up and take a rest.

4. Buy a home trainer and keep up your riding inside when the weather is inclement.

With the last option, a stationary trainer, which is designed to support the rear wheel of your bike and apply resistance to the tyre or rim, achieves a similar effect to riding your bicycle outdoors. It allows you to change the gears of the bike, to offer a range of riding resistances.

If you use a 'Minoura Rim' trainer you do not have to change the rear tyre to a 'slick tire' to use on the trainer. The Rim trainers work with mountain bike or road wheels alike.

Using a resistance trainer has a cost advantage, you can use it anytime, you don’t have to make time to go to a gym and you can even watch TV or listen to music while exercising.

When listening to music or watching TV it is desirable to purchase a type designed to minimise vibration, the main cause of resonance (leading to noise). In summer it folds into a small compact unit for storage.

So why not go out now and purchase a stationary trainer so when the inclement weather sets in, you’re set up!

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