Does anyone have experience with these stationary bike trainer things? Worth $30?

Does anyone have experience with these stationary bike trainer things? Worth $30?

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    cool. I want one now for my e-bike

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      One thing I've read about them is that they can eat tires. So be careful with that.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I've had one of these, a cheap one, for a couple of years. Overall it's definitely worth it if it keeps you doing cardio. Indoor biking is extremely boring though, and these things are noisy, so I use USB headphones and watch movies while I do my indoor bike training. Pretty comfy really.

        >that they can eat tires

        Mine certainly does. I just use a cheap smooth rear tire on mine tho.

        I've got the Songmics one from Amazon with a bunch of reviews and it works fine. I have the resistance set max and the tire against the spindle pretty tight and have never seen any tire wear black dust. I'd assume the cheap $30 one isn't much different and should work fine. My bike didn't need the included quick release so I can remove it and ride it outside in 10 seconds. These things are loud with mountain bike tires so if noise is a problem maybe replace the back tire with a smooth cruising style tire.

        >quick release

        I have 2 bikes anyway, my main outdoor MTB and a spare that I just keep clipped to the indoor trainer. But if you only have 1 bike and can't afford another, quick release is great when the weather is less predictable.

        what the fuck? Just ride your bike outside.

        Cycle your bike like a real human.
        Absolute virgin energy wasting money to not go anywhere.

        >Just ride your bike outside.

        I overwhelmingly prefer riding outside, but when it's below 50F my ears and feet get quite cold with the wind. I live in Colorado, riding in the rain/snow/cold fucking sucks. Stop being contrarian gays, there are legitimate reasons for wanting to train indoors.

        Yeah. That's the rub. I'm looking for something basic to try out to offer some variety alongside my treadmill. I was actually looking at this one since it's $20 and I have some Amazon money I need to spend.

        >basic

        Basic is fine, the only thing I don't like about the device itself is that it doesn't let the bike lean from side to side, like you do when you are pedaling standing up. You can get better ones that let you do that but I'm a cheap garden gnome.

        >adult hobbies
        >one of the main arguments is that you can hook it up to play video games while you ride

        >one of the main arguments is that you can hook it up to play video games while you ride

        If you can play vidya while training on one of these you're not training anywhere close to hard enough, fat boy.

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I've got the Songmics one from Amazon with a bunch of reviews and it works fine. I have the resistance set max and the tire against the spindle pretty tight and have never seen any tire wear black dust. I'd assume the cheap $30 one isn't much different and should work fine. My bike didn't need the included quick release so I can remove it and ride it outside in 10 seconds. These things are loud with mountain bike tires so if noise is a problem maybe replace the back tire with a smooth cruising style tire.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    what the fuck? Just ride your bike outside.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      there's hills, rain, and morons out there

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >hills
        making the workout tougher
        >rain
        you don't have to ride it when it's raining very hard
        >morons
        stop being poor or being a 4chanlack

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I used one while I was training for iornman I spent insane hours on mine. They work perfectly mine lookes similar to pic resistance was magnetic. Resistance is largely constant and is changed by changing gears makes it cheaper.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You get what you pay for. If you get a cheap wheel on trainer like you posted, make sure you get a slick tire to put on your wheel. If you actually biked with that mountain bike tire on, you would go deaf.

    I suggest if you go with a wheel on trainer, get cadence and speed sensors, and run it with zwift.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Get a slightly nicer one, called a smart trainer that you can use with Zwift. It is like playing a video game by riding your bike and much more fun. They can measure your power output and control the resistance to simulate outdoor riding pretty convincingly.

    Riding on a normal stationary bike gets excruciatingly boring very quickly.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      When he says slightly nicer he means go from 30 to around 500 bucks for something you may not even like.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Yeah. That's the rub. I'm looking for something basic to try out to offer some variety alongside my treadmill. I was actually looking at this one since it's $20 and I have some Amazon money I need to spend.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          One thing that bugs me is that I have no idea what the difference between the different types of assemblies for the resistance wheels are.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        You can get a Tacx smart flow for 249 Euros new and considerably less if you buy used. That thing is what I use.

        https://www.bikeradar.com/reviews/training/indoor-trainers/tacx-flow-smart-review/

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        welcome to having adult hobbies, anon

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >adult hobbies
          >one of the main arguments is that you can hook it up to play video games while you ride

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Thinks zwift is a video game and not an interactive training tool.

            You couldn't do alp du zwift in under 2 hours if you had a gun to your head fat bitch.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          zwift is rife with cheaters

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            still fun though and races are only half of what makes it interesting

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    i do it all the time with my e-bike, very fun

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Get a fan and a squishy mat to put the bike trainer on. You'll regret not having either one of them.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I like setting it to max resistance, its a pretty good workout.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Cycle your bike like a real human.
    Absolute virgin energy wasting money to not go anywhere.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      You say that yet you've never had to hold 300 watts for 20 minutes on a bike. Get gud gay. 1.5 watt / kg normie scum

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    My uncle does triathlons and uses one of these to train.

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I wfh and hit this mf all day. perfect way to fit cardio into the workday.

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