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Living in NY, I often need to ride indoors to get in my training.
I have an indoor trainer, but find it super hard to get into upper HR zones when on the trainer and impossible to get ito zone 5.
On a spin bike at the gym, it's much easier to get into zones 4 and 5.

Are ther any disadvantages to training on a spin bike?
 

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Rodc said:
Are ther any disadvantages to training on a spin bike?
Spin bikes are great for intervals, leg speed, hr zone training, etc.

As for the disadvantages: your bike handling and group riding skills don't get honed; you just CAN'T accurately simulate climbing and sprinting; and 2+ hour long endurance rides can make one suicidal.
 

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Why not?

If you can't ride outside, it works great. Saves wear and tear on your road bike. Plus the weights are right next door for some additional torture.
 
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