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Indoor Trainers

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locker said:
Does anyone know what the pro teams use for indoor training, ie what brand of ergo, windtrainer etc..

Mostly Tacx, whilst warming-up for a TT they use the Satori's(very good and not too expensive, I use them myself:) very happy about those). I guess they use Tacx Bushido at home because they can than read their poweroutput and heartrate etc...
 
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I'll chime in that the Computrainer is a popular winter indoor trainer for the pros. Generally it is regarded as being more heavy-duty than the Tacx or Elite trainers.

The Tacx Bushido is nice because it does not require a power outlet.
 
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I think which ever one sponsors them. But I would think if they have power on the bikes they wouldn't bother with a power meter on the trainer. Also they tend to go to spain or some place to train when the weather is really crap.
 
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Get a Fluid Trainer, not wind (too noisy) and not magnetic resistence.

I got a Kurt Kinetic Road Machine. Very nice piece of kit. Easy to set up and pretty good to ride on.