Minoura Interim Trainer Trainers

3.67/5 (6 Reviews)
MSRP : $160.00

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Minoura Interim Trainer

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Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by daniel noon a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: September 4, 2011

Strengths:    Easy Set up.
Unit fold up for storage.

Weaknesses:    Piece of garbage.Make a low grade bike repair stand.
leave plastic residue on rim.

Bottom Line:   
Brought it from a private seller which the unit was 99% new. Used sporadically for one winter and the mag fly wheel assembly basically disintegrated. The 4 little screws that hold the magnetic plate snapped off form the plastic housing one by one. I used DUCK TAPE trying in vain to hold the fort.The last straw was the plastic flywheel base itself cracked. DO NOT BUY.

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Favorite Ride:   Flat

Price Paid:    $150.00

Purchased At:   Private Sale

Similar Products Used:   My 1st trainer.

Bike Setup:   Ealy 90's Miele Alba LX
Exage Gruppo
Hopefully upgrading soon.....

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Ken a Recreational Rider

Date Reviewed: January 13, 2007

Strengths:    Easy to set up

Weaknesses:    Where's the handlebar videoplayer mount and holder for my iPod? :)

Bottom Line:   
I bought an E-RDA-PM "PowerMatic" rim-drive trainer - WOW! I love it! Everything I expected and more - easy to set up (assemble and swap out the spindle), just the right resistance. I don't know what serious riders would say, but if you're a casual rider and want to spend some time on your bike indoors, this is perfect!

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Favorite Ride:   Boulder Creek, Bear Creek

Price Paid:    $219.00

Purchased At:   Performance

Bike Setup:   A snap!

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by Loco Mick a Commuter

Date Reviewed: January 8, 2005

Strengths:    easy to set up, even for different bikes. good workout, quiet, beats melbourne weather many a day. saves $$ and time on tyre replacement compared to rollers

Weaknesses:    need to modify spring load to get good grip on rim

Bottom Line:   
Have to agree with an earlier review on this trainer - slippage on road rims WAS a problem. After placing washers behind the spring (about 6mm of washers) as in another review (great advice, thanks dude) i have found slippage to be a non-issue. Also now when i put the trainer into max setting, and use a big chain ring, the workload is not to be sneezed at. If your unhappy with the load, try the wahsers, as you may be slipping more than you think. Not an issue on MTB, only on roady. Re some previous reviews stating less resistance from MTB rims due to smaller radius - not true. if u do the math, MTB would get close to 95% the resistance of roady (26inch compared to 27inch)

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Price Paid:    $270.00

Purchased At:   Rebel Sports

Similar Products Used:   none

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by SCOOBA STEVE a Racer

Date Reviewed: March 30, 2004


Weaknesses:    Not enough spring tension for the thin raod wheels, but can fixed simply

Bottom Line:   
I don't know why everyone is crying like old women about the resistance on this thing. I race "a" grade and i find it has heaps. I guess the smaller wheel of a mountain bike would lower resistance. But the only problem i had was stopping the slippage on my rim. All i did to fix this was get a few (5) small washers and cut a slot in them then slipped them in behind the main tension spring that pushes the little wheel onto the rim. This increased the pressure enough so i get no slip and a great ride, even sprinting and standing hard on the pedals at any resistance level.
I would like to see anyone ride for an hour or so on max resistance in the big ring. Dont tell me there is not enough resistance. But i will admit before i tightend up the spring with the washers it did slip a fair bit.

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Price Paid:    $350.00

Purchased At:   LBS

Similar Products Used:   none

Bike Setup:   Giant frame, all the carbon fibre bits with Mavic Ksyrium wheels

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by greg n a Racer from Barrington

Date Reviewed: October 9, 2002

Strengths:    Rim drive. Don't have to worry about flattening out your expensive race wheels.

Weaknesses:    Could possibly be designed better to easily adjust the rollers to accomodate different wheel sizes.

Bottom Line:   
Smooth and quiet. Huge improvement in stability and feel over my old Minoura magnetic trainer. With this newest model, the front legs are spread further apart for better stability and the heavier magnet makes for a smoother ride especially when quickly accellerating.

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Price Paid:    $139.00

Purchased At:   Ebay on-line store

Similar Products Used:   Minoura turbo trainer.

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