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CA_Strom 10-28-2008 07:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Mercury264
Seeing as you didn't like a 400 buck Chinese knock-off I'm skeered of asking this but...well, here goes...how much does one of those bad boys go for :ear

Well, like any other sport, you get what you pay for. The NXT is the top of their line, and normally retails around $1695. I found a guy in Venice CA who is bascially the co-founder of the whole spinning deal. He has a very cool shop full of spin bikes and he gave me a good deal for $1300 out the door, including lifetime warranty, his "pro build" tuning, dvd's, and a factory service manual. If you're not as big as me, you can get a lower level Star Trac that's still a great bike for about $800.

scorpion 10-28-2008 03:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Gummee!
The people that ride Brooks saddles love em.

I've never had one. :nah

MAYBE if I go Salsa Casaroll...

M

I highly recommend one of each

http://www.vallihi.com/casserolle/ca...e-Images/0.jpg

brewer90 10-28-2008 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by CA_Strom
Any of you cyclists out there into Spinning?

We have a couple of those in the gym at work and they are high quality. I use the Spinerval DVDs but bought a Kurt Kinetic fluid trainer so I could use my regular road bike. Spinervals are a really good workout if you bust your ass and go hard.

Mercury264 10-28-2008 06:42 PM

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Originally Posted by CA_Strom
Well, like any other sport, you get what you pay for. The NXT is the top of their line, and normally retails around $1695. I found a guy in Venice CA who is bascially the co-founder of the whole spinning deal. He has a very cool shop full of spin bikes and he gave me a good deal for $1300 out the door, including lifetime warranty, his "pro build" tuning, dvd's, and a factory service manual. If you're not as big as me, you can get a lower level Star Trac that's still a great bike for about $800.

Thanks. Not as bad as I had thought actually....

volbeat22 10-28-2008 07:07 PM

Rocket 88 Sinlgle Speed
 
Old unused mountain bikes hanging from the ceiling become, old mountain bikes that are now a single speed to be ridden around the neighborhood with my kids!

Complete with comfy seat and bar height!

http://4donaldsons.smugmug.com/photo...33_uhpAw-L.jpg

kv 10-28-2008 07:25 PM

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Originally Posted by scorpion


:tb

Sucks2drive 10-28-2008 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by McLovin
The tires said min 115, max 120 :dunno

My MTB tires say 40psi Max, I run em at 55psi. so far no Bang! :wings any less and they look flat! :dunno( Yeah, im heavy...... 348lbs)

pierce 10-28-2008 08:51 PM

muahahaahah, this looks like it would be a HUGE kick!
http://www.bikeforest.com/hularental.jpg

http://www.bikeforest.com/hulabike.php

volbeat22 10-29-2008 04:54 AM

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Originally Posted by pierce
muahahaahah, this looks like it would be a HUGE kick!
http://www.bikeforest.com/hularental.jpg

http://www.bikeforest.com/hulabike.php

They should put that on that "America's Greatest Inventors TV Show" with all of the other dumb ideas! :rofl

Gummee! 10-29-2008 08:44 AM

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Originally Posted by Mercury264
Thanks. Not as bad as I had thought actually....

My personal opinion sez 'get a trainer' and use yer own bike. Mo bettah ergodynamically, AND you get used to YOUR setup. 'Course, I also recommend both a trainer AND rollers. Trainer makes you strong but develops bad pedal strokes. Rollers make you smooth and aerobic, but not so much in the strength department.

For that $1300 and/or $800 you could have a few of each AND most of another bike!

Not to harsh on someone's buzz, because if it works for you :thumb.

M

Mercury264 10-29-2008 08:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Gummee!
My personal opinion sez 'get a trainer' and use yer own bike. Mo bettah ergodynamically, AND you get used to YOUR setup. 'Course, I also recommend both a trainer AND rollers. Trainer makes you strong but develops bad pedal strokes. Rollers make you smooth and aerobic, but not so much in the strength department.

For that $1300 and/or $800 you could have a few of each AND most of another bike!

Not to harsh on someone's buzz, because if it works for you :thumb.

M

I like my rollers just fine....and certainly don't have the budget for one of those trainers anyway. The local Y has just installed some fancy-schmancy trainers I have yet to try out yet.

Gummee! 10-29-2008 09:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Mercury264
I like my rollers just fine....and certainly don't have the budget for one of those trainers anyway. The local Y has just installed some fancy-schmancy trainers I have yet to try out yet.

Craigslist is yer friend. Wait till end of winter and pick up a set cheep. :nod

'S what I did. Several times! :nod Last one was a Cateye Psychostimulator (aka Cyclosimulator). :nod Good trainer. Loud tho.

M

Askel 10-29-2008 11:29 AM

You people and your human hamster wheels. :razor

I have an agreement with several ex-drinking buddies that if I ever start riding a bike that doesn't go anywhere, or worse- roller skiing, that they should just put me out of my misery right then and there. :lol3

So I'm riding outside in sub-freezing temps right now. And enjoying it DAMMIT. :bluduh

Gummee! 10-29-2008 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Askel
You people and your human hamster wheels. :razor

I have an agreement with several ex-drinking buddies that if I ever start riding a bike that doesn't go anywhere, or worse- roller skiing, that they should just put me out of my misery right then and there. :lol3

So I'm riding outside in sub-freezing temps right now. And enjoying it DAMMIT. :bluduh

You wanna rock and roll in the early spring races? Trainer's THE way to go. I've left winters faster'n I went afore. :nod Actually LOST fitness thru the spring when I could ride outside. :nod

HOWEVER it ain't the funnest thing on the planet, so iffen ya wanna ride outside in the warm for a bit this winter, PM me. :D

M

Lujo 10-29-2008 06:29 PM

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Originally Posted by /
I just finished a quick 13 mile ride with the tires inflated to 120 psi.

:eek1

Talk about a harsh and jarring ride. Of course the roads around here resemble lunar surfaces.

Going back to 100 psi.

/

I like to air down my tires to 20 psi for commuting on snow and ice. Very comfy. :D Of course, that does work better with 28 x 2.35 Schwalbe Big Apples than most other tires. :clap If I want to go fast it's 50 psi.


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