your price $549.00 + ships freeBuy PART NUM 460748
Excellent once you get used to it
Allows you to pump the bike from side to side a bit when you stand.
Less stress on the bike frame than rigid trainers, especially when you're sprinting.
Forces you to balance a bit.
Smooth, quiet, realistic resistance.
High quality, beefy and reinforced parts.
Larger footprint than non flexing trainers.
Sometimes makes you feel like you're fighting a constant lean -probably because you're not actually keeping the bike under you by the same action as when you're riding on a road (or rollers). This is why it takes some getting used to (to my wife and me it's totally worth it though).
For indoor training I ride rollers and this trainer, about half and half. I've ridden rigid trainers and this gives you much more freedom to move. Rollers feel confining when you try to sprint (the ones that move forward and back with you fix this but are expensive). Rigid trainers confine you differently and force you to be steady if you don't want to flex your bike frame. The T-2300 only restrains your forward and back swings (like rollers but much less and with no consequence). The balancing action is different from riding, but an appropriate skill to develop.
Note that if you try, you can lean enough to topple over. You have to try though and it feels obviously wrong. You could topple a rigid trainer, too, but your subconscious doesn't really let you whereas on the T-2300 your subconscious lets you.
Kurt Kinetic Rock and Roll Trainer
A fantastic trainer with a great resistance unit. I guess the rock and roll part works good for mimicking out of saddle sprinting but what I find to be the best part about the rock and roll action is how it saves your frame from getting brutalized from the strain it gets from the trainer. I have had many over the years and the rock and roll is the tits.
None as far as I am concerned
A little pricey but built to last.
Great Design, Engineering
This is the opposite of the Chinese-made electronics that they sell at Wal-Mart: this machine is made to last for a VERY long time. It's virtually indestructible.
Great for interval training, rainy day training, etc.
One thing that the owner's manual doesn't discuss: make sure you don't have any tiny little rock particles in your tire tread before getting on a trainer like this! I managed to wear a very minor groove in the metal roller from just a 20-minute ride. Thankfully, I caught it before it became a problem.
I've seen a few reviews from people complaining of a "bounce" when pedaling. Sounds like they should work on smoothing out their pedal stroke. I've never had a problem.
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