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What's the most efficient riding style for losing weight?

I plan on setting up my bicycle with one of those devices that holds the rear tire and gives some resistance so I can exercise through the winter. I think it's called a bicycle trainer. When using ...
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of turbo trainers and rollers?

In a previous question I asked what I need to know about turbo trainers, but several answers mentioned the use of rollers. What are the pros and cons of turbo trainers and rollers?
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What do I need to know about Turbo Trainers?

I'm about to get hold of my first turbo trainer (borrowing it from my triathlon club). Before I start, what do I need to know about turbo trainers?
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Tips for a novice cyclist wanting to get fit with a turbo trainer before summer

I have decided to have a dalliance into cycling since a lot of people I know are quite into it themselves. I have bought myself a bike (Specialised Tri Cross). Only a cheap, used one for now as I can ...
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What are the pros and cons of a Turbo Trainer over Training Rollers?

For the winter, I'm looking to get either a Turbo Trainer (like this one) or Training Rollers (like these) What are the pros and cons of each? I don't think I like the idea of not being able to turn ...
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Do you need brakes on a trainer / on rollers?

I'm building a bike from scratch and old parts for home-trainer and roller use only. Do I need brakes or can I cheap out?
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Heavier riders on bike trainers?

I'm 300-350 pounds (136-158 kg). Is this too heavy for trainers such as a Tacx Neo or Wahoo Kickr? Their specifications say 250-275 pounds, so I'm interested in options for heavier riders.
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Do more expensive bib shorts make a difference when sat on a turbo trainer for hours on end?

Several times during the year I occasionally have to work night shifts (mostly during winter). This can make longer training sessions difficult as the shifts which allow this type of training ride (+2 ...
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Using a 9 speed cassette with a 11 speed shifter

I've just bought a turbo trainer and I'm looking to buy a new cassette/wheel/tyre to use to save the ones currently on the bike and make it easier to change between my bike and my girlfriend's bike ...
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Using turbo trainer with solid axles

I just bought the In'ride 100 without checking if it fits my bicycle. My Triban 100 bicycle has solid axles and plain axle nuts. Now I want to know if it's possible to attach a quick release to a ...
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What Turbo Tyre On CX Bike

I have a CX bike that i would like to put on a turbo trainer. The bike is Boardman CX Comp. The question i have is what turbo training tire could i put on my wheels Mavic XM319? My current tires are ...
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why does the lemond revolution turbo trainer quote its volume of air resistance in meter^2 and not per second cubed?

The Lemond revolution states that it creates consistent aero resistance with its fan power from 0 newtons to 40 newtons along one axis and 0 to 160 meters/second^2 on the other axis. Since air flow is ...
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Smart trainer & CX bike compatibility

I have a Kona Jake the Snake Frame (2001) and is currently mounted with Continental Gatorskin 700x32c tires and Shimano RS010 622x15c rims. I was hoping to use this on a smart trainer. This setup will ...
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Turbo trainer compared to road / air resistence - Magneto Classic

For reasons I won't bore you with I have been confined to the garage for my training for the last six-seven months. I have been using my road bike on a Cycleops magnetto classic (see: Here) What I ...
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Tacx Flow Smart trainer calibration issues with 700x35c tyre

I'm getting into cycling properly and I have bought myself the Tacx Flow smart trainer along with an adventure/gravel bike. I chose adventure/gravel over a road bike as I can see myself wanting to ...
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Bicycle trainer tyre - understanding the sizing

The weather where I live is very bad sometimes. I was thinking of buying either a magnetic or fluid trainer or rollers. I read that the tyres wear out quickly on those and one should use specific ...
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Online turbo / spinning resources

Where can I find free online spinning or turbo classes? Ideally videos, but just audio or even an annotated playlist would do.
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Is it possible to put a 700c wheel on to an old Raliegh road bike?

I've been using a trainer during the winter months and went out on my bike the other day and half way round I got a flat!!! I spoke to the bloke in a shop who said that using the bike on the trainer ...
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Cyclocross vs road bike

I am thinking about getting a new bike. I have a MTB but I am sort of petrified of road riding (cars pass way too close). I have found a nice Specialized Cyclocross bike. I wanted to have a bit ...
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Can Tacx Flow head unit work with old (2002) Basic frame/brake?

I want to replace a lost head unit/computer on my old Tacx Basic from 2002, does anybody know if modern Flow head unit will work with this old frame/load generator? I think such was an upgrade path, ...
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Rear wheel tilted on the trainer

My bike is Giant Defy 5 and trainer is Elite Rampa. I notice that after putting my bike on the trainer and riding for a while, the rear wheel tilts to one side, usually resulting in the wheel rubs the ...
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turbo trainer on wtb 27.5 sx19 wheel is it possible

I have a norco 7.1 charger 2015 bike. I'm looking to put some miles on a turbo trainer http://www.halfords.com/cycling/turbo-trainers/trainers/tacx-blue-matic-folding-magnetic-trainer I'm a noob ...
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Which standalone head units would work with Tacx i.Flow T2270?

I'd like to be able to use my Tacx i.Flow T2270 trainer without a PC. Apart from the T2202, which current or older standalone head units would be compatible? Would T1682 work? What about head units ...
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Difference between In'ride 100 and 300

In India both the Btwin In'ride 100 and 300 trainers are of the same price I.e 7k. Can anyone tell me the difference between the two. From the description on the website I can't say that I can find ...
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Recreating the Tacx Neo Smart Bike

I love the soon to be released Tacx Neo Smart Bike for its seatpost and handlebar adjustability which will hopefully make it super easy for my wife and me to share a single indoor training bike. ...
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I am looking at buying a tacx turbo trainer however I am only putting out about 200w on a bike

Is this enough for a turbo trainer and if so, which tacx should I buy?I am looking at a tacx blue or satori as these are in my budget however will the satori be to hard to ride as it has a max output ...
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Turbo trainer rear wheel movement

I have a Vision Team 30 rear wheel with a Taxc tyre mounted onto a carbon frame bike. I have recently noticed that the whole wheel sways from side to side about 1-2mm when I pedal. Is this normal for ...
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Turbo trainer maintenance

I've just bought a second-hand Cycle Ops turbo trainer and was wondering how I can clean it and whether or not I need to get it serviced.