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Old 10-27-2008, 07:41 PM   #9031
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Any of you cyclists out there into Spinning?

After never finding enough daytime hours to get on the road bike consistently (work, kids, etc..), and not wanting to drag the road bike on/off a trainer constantly, I plunked down some $$$ on this baby last Friday:



It's a nifty Star Trac NXT Spin Bike. All aluminum, rock solid, fixed gear with a 45 lb. flywheel. At first I bought a cheapie $400 Chineese made knock off, and it was a total uncomfortable POS. After learning my lesson, I bit the bullet and got the high zoot NXT, and man what a difference! Very adjustable, comfortable, and doesn't flinch under my rather large frame.

Did my first real workout early Sat. morning, and this thing kicked my ass! I got some spin DVD's with it, and they take you through some standing climbs, jumps, etc.. Way tougher than any 45 minute road ride I've ever done. We'll see how this works out, but I'm hoping to get on this baby 3x a week and then fill in the other days with real riding.
Spinervals

Good stuff for specific cycling workouts. By cyclists for cyclists. Spinning's a great workout, but ain't cycling specific

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Old 10-28-2008, 02:50 AM   #9032
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The people that ride Brooks saddles love em.

I've never had one.

MAYBE if I go Salsa Casaroll...

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Old 10-28-2008, 02:54 AM   #9033
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Must just be us Blokes and Bikes eh?
On the subject of blokes, bikes, and "the boys"- in addition to the suggestions above, get yourself a nice pair of bike shorts.

It's unfortunate that big dudes are least likely to join the spandex set- they've actually got the most to gain from it. Trust me, I've been there.
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:35 AM   #9034
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On the subject of blokes, bikes, and "the boys"- in addition to the suggestions above, get yourself a nice pair of bike shorts.

It's unfortunate that big dudes are least likely to join the spandex set- they've actually got the most to gain from it. Trust me, I've been there.
+1

Make sure they are in black though - much more slimming looking. I hear blue is bad for big boys. So I'm told. Or something.
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Old 10-28-2008, 05:37 AM   #9035
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Any of you cyclists out there into Spinning?

After never finding enough daytime hours to get on the road bike consistently (work, kids, etc..), and not wanting to drag the road bike on/off a trainer constantly, I plunked down some $$$ on this baby last Friday:



It's a nifty Star Trac NXT Spin Bike. All aluminum, rock solid, fixed gear with a 45 lb. flywheel. At first I bought a cheapie $400 Chineese made knock off, and it was a total uncomfortable POS. After learning my lesson, I bit the bullet and got the high zoot NXT, and man what a difference! Very adjustable, comfortable, and doesn't flinch under my rather large frame.

Did my first real workout early Sat. morning, and this thing kicked my ass! I got some spin DVD's with it, and they take you through some standing climbs, jumps, etc.. Way tougher than any 45 minute road ride I've ever done. We'll see how this works out, but I'm hoping to get on this baby 3x a week and then fill in the other days with real riding.
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
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:43 AM   #9036
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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
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.
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Old 10-28-2008, 03:51 PM   #9037
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The people that ride Brooks saddles love em.

I've never had one.

MAYBE if I go Salsa Casaroll...

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I highly recommend one of each

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Old 10-28-2008, 06:35 PM   #9038
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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.
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Old 10-28-2008, 06:42 PM   #9039
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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....
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Old 10-28-2008, 07:07 PM   #9040
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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!

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Old 10-28-2008, 07:25 PM   #9041
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:01 PM   #9042
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The tires said min 115, max 120
My MTB tires say 40psi Max, I run em at 55psi. so far no Bang! any less and they look flat! ( Yeah, im heavy...... 348lbs)
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:51 PM   #9043
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muahahaahah, this looks like it would be a HUGE kick!


http://www.bikeforest.com/hulabike.php
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Old 10-29-2008, 04:54 AM   #9044
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muahahaahah, this looks like it would be a HUGE kick!


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!
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Old 10-29-2008, 08:44 AM   #9045
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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 .

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