If you want to be a winner or just to maintain your fitness, speed and stamina created by your road or track cycling you need to train in the winter. Riding outdoors in the cold, rain and dark can be hazardous. Indoor trainers are perfect for cyclists, especially those who want to use their own bikes rather than go to a gym. But which indoor bicycle trainer is best for you?
In the broad sense there are two types of indoor trainers. These are turbo trainers and rollers.
Turbo trainers clamp the rear wheel of the bike to a sturdy frame and use a roller attached to a flywheel against the rear tyre. This provides a real level of resistance, using magnetic, fluid or air principles.
Rollers use three plastic drums. The equipment consists of a frame where you sit your bike with your wheel running on the drums with no form of clamping. Riding rollers takes a fair deal of skill and can be fun. I have always felt they get me closer to the actual feel of riding a bike. They heighten you skill levels.
Indoor bike trainers help you keep fit, maintain you hobby throughout the year and help you keep your fitness when you can’t get out on your bike.
Other articles you might find useful:
- Things for you to Consider When Buying a Bike Stand Trainer
- Do I Need an Indoor Bicycle Trainer?
- What Types of Bicycle Trainers Are There?
- What Is A Bicycle Trainer?
- What are the Different Types of Bicycle Trainer?
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