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Turbo Trainer Buying Advice

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Jan 2012
10:01pm, 9 Jan 2012
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I have been thinking this through, and essentially in my garage i can hold on to the roof joist to get going.
Ion the forums, people talk about starting in a doorway, so they can stick their elbows out to stabilise themselves. But apparently you 'get used to it'.
Jan 2012
10:12pm, 9 Jan 2012
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I got my husband the tacx sirius - it was 2nd hand from ebay and came highly recommended from Argie- i thought it better off to get a 2nd hand decent one than pay the same price or cheaper for a "lesser quality" one.....that was april 2011....he has yet to use it...
Jan 2012
5:19pm, 10 Jan 2012
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eL Bee!
you Do get used to it, and after a while you don't need something to hold on to even for starting and stopping!
Jan 2012
11:51am, 12 Jan 2012
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The Pilotlight
the point of rolllers is eventually you will not need to concentrate, it will become natural and your balance much improved.
Jan 2012
2:21pm, 12 Jan 2012
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Paul Snell
+1 for rollers here
Apr 2012
10:25am, 15 Apr 2012
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How loud is your turbo? I can watch telly as long as I'm happy to deafen the family, and below a certain rpm, it's awful. Anything to be done? Or accept my lesson and start saving for the turbo I should've bought.
Apr 2012
6:47pm, 15 Apr 2012
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I got a Tacx one. It's. Ery very loud, but I am in the garage so nobody is upset.
From what I read at the time that I was looking, even the expensive e ones can be very noisy.

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