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It's a cheap one from Deals Direct Australia, has anyone used one of these or similar ?
(I would put clipless pedals on it)

http://www.dealsdirect.com.au/p/mag...=product&utm_campaign=DealsNewsletter19012007

I don't expect a really high quality bike for this price. But I'm hoping the resistance would be ok, and each time I select a number on the resistance dial that it would be accurate so I can gauge training outcomes.

Should I buy this one for a bit of training on rainy days in winter coming ?

Or would I be disappointed and wish I had bought a quality exercise bike ?

What do you think ?
 

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Rattus said:
It's a cheap one from Deals Direct Australia, has anyone used one of these or similar ?
(I would put clipless pedals on it)

http://www.dealsdirect.com.au/p/mag...=product&utm_campaign=DealsNewsletter19012007

I don't expect a really high quality bike for this price. But I'm hoping the resistance would be ok, and each time I select a number on the resistance dial that it would be accurate so I can gauge training outcomes.

Should I buy this one for a bit of training on rainy days in winter coming ?

Or would I be disappointed and wish I had bought a quality exercise bike ?

What do you think ?
You will be much better off buying an attachable trainer for your bike than spending money on that. You will be disappointed mostly by the lack of adjustability. Seat height may be adjustable to certain presets, but handlebar height and reach are not. I wouldn't want to spend much time on a bike that didn't fit me, regardless of how cheap it is. Also, it may be difficult to put standard clipless pedals on it. I bet that exercise bike has BMX size pedal spindles.

Look into getting something like these:

http://www.bikesportz.com.au/products/minoura/trainers.html

Look at the Rim trainer if you're going to use your mountain bike with it.

They may be more expensive that what you were looking at, but the difference is well worth it.

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Thanks for the reply, yeah good advice about being able to make adjustments or not.

If it did have BMX pedals, couldn't I just get BMX clipless pedals? they use them for racing these days don't they?

There are a couple of reasons I don't want a trainer. It would mean having to bring my dirty MTB into the lounge room. Also it would cause extra wear on my drive train meaning I would need to replace it even more often than I already do, more expense.
 
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