Help Indoor trainers

Dec 4, 2008
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What's good? I recently broke my wrist and could be in a cast for a couple of months; would only use a trainer while I'm casted up. I don't want rollers, prefer the type where front wheel is removed.
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trad

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Dec 4, 2006
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Not sure what you mean by "front wheel off" trainers, but here are some thought for wheel on and wheel off trainers.....

I think you can get a decent non-smart/dumb trainer used on Yahoo for $50-$100 and online for $150-$300... I got hit by a 93 yr old driver, broke (and compressed) my neck, suffered partial paralysis and wanted to Zwift during my long term recovery - so I went with a "wheel on" smart trainer. Smart trainers (with ANT+ FE-C protocol or Bluetooth SMART) will modulate resistance for uphills, downhills, and drafting in a pack, and I find that the online gaming/virtual riding makes indoor training MUCH less boring... This is possible with non-smart/dumb trainers, but the smart trainers make the riding more realistic. Initially went with Elite Digital Interactive, but recently went with Cycleops Magnus. I hear Tacx Flow Smart is also pretty good. These are in the $450-$600 range, but you can find on sale online for 20-30% less. I did not go for the wheel off smart trainer. These are very quiet, but can be $1000 plus and a pain if some of your bikes are 10spd and others 11spd. Good luck on your recovery.
 
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