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Performance Bike has some on sale now.

I have the Travel Trac Century Fluid Trainer Plus, you don't need the adjustable tension.

You'll never use it, I don't use the one that came with my trainer. I set it for the hardest setting and use the bike gears to make it easy or hard. Less to worry about or get broken, do stay with the fluid type trainers. I have a non fluid trainer as well and the fluid feels very much like road riding then the non fluid.

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mb3designs said:
I am wanting to buy a indoor trainer with a handlebar mounted tension adjuster. What is the best one I can purchase for around $150.
get a quiet smooth one, some good CDs to, riding the trainer compared to MTBing sucks but it is a necessary evil sometimes and will make the MTB rides longer and stronger.
 

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I have never used a trainer before, so I don't really know what is good and what is bad. I guess I should have stated that when I posted the thread. Normally during the winter I have time to ride on the weekdays, but since I am going back to school now a trainer is a "necessary evil." I would be willing to spend as much as $200 I guess, but that would be the max amount of cash I could drop.I am not sure which kind to buy, any suggestions?
 

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Which type is better rim or tire? Price Point has Minoura Magturbo 850's with remotes for $129.98 (tire) and $169.98 (rim). Is this similar to the Hypermag?
I had the Minoura Rim for about a year and this past winter I purchased a Fluid that uses tire, I am much happier with the tire model. With the rim you can't stand and hammer, alot more resistance offered on the tire models as well.. You can even let a little air out of the tire to increase the resistance some more.

I am using the carimichael Train Right Mountain Bike trainer video and a Up Hill Grind from Spinervals to make the trainer time fly by.

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mb3designs said:
I have never used a trainer before, so I don't really know what is good and what is bad. I guess I should have stated that when I posted the thread. Normally during the winter I have time to ride on the weekdays, but since I am going back to school now a trainer is a "necessary evil." I would be willing to spend as much as $200 I guess, but that would be the max amount of cash I could drop.I am not sure which kind to buy, any suggestions?
if the link works

http://www.supergo.com/profile.cfm?LPROD_ID=21310&lmfg_id=36&searchtext=&referpage=#

It is quiet and feels like real riding resistance but has no handle bar tension adjustment but that is no necessary, you can just change gears for harder or easier.
 

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mb3designs said:
That Blackburn is really nice, any problems with fluid leakage?
Approx 3 years and almost 4000 miles.

I've been using my road bike on it, whichever bike you use, make sure and use a super smooth road tire, or it's pretty loud.
 

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Thanks for the info guys I really appreciate all of your feedback and suggestions. Looks like I will more than likely go with a fluid trainer due to the simple fact that it simulates a more "real riding resistance." By the way, I also posted this thread in the XC racing and training forum and did not get one single f**kin' reply. Last time I ask for advice in there.
 
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