Choose the best trainers for cycling with this simple Letsfixit guide.
During the winter months it is difficult for most cyclists to continue training at the intensities and volumes they do during the warmer months simply because it is too cold to ride or road/trail conditions are too dangerous. For years cyclists were doomed to use either cross-training (running, snowshoeing or skiing) or stiff, unresponsive stationary bikes to stay in cycling shape. However, the advent of bike-specific trainers and rollers has provided a way to train in the winter on the bike you will race in the spring. Trainers are devices that mount to the rear wheel of your bike and provide resistance while you ride the bike in place. Trainers allow you to put in the mileage and time required to perform well in the spring during the winter, and still stay warm. There are numerous trainers on the market, and picking one is not an easy task. Finding a trainer that will meet your needs and budget is important.